National Palace Museum

Taiwan's National Palace Museum has more than 700,000 ancient artifacts and artworks, covering more than 10,000 years of Chinese history, from the Neolithic Age (10,000 BCE) to the end of the Qing Dynasty (early 20th century). It's a humbling display of history and craftsmanship. 

The museum houses the world's most impressive display of Chinese artifacts, more impressive even than what you would find in China, because when Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuomintang (a.k.a KMT a.k.a. Chinese Nationalist Party a.k.a enemies of the Communist Party) fled China and the Communist Party of China to establish roots in what is now Taiwan (and what was formerly known as Formosa) they took everything they could manage to take, which is fortunate because Mao Zedong would have probably destroyed much of this history decades later during the Cultural Revolution of China.

National Palace Museum (國立故宮博物院) in Shilin, Taipei.

Near the entrance to the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.