Southern Branch of National Palace Museum
Southern Branch of National Palace Museum is the southern campus of National Palace Museum and hence abbreviated as NPM Southern Branch; it is 35 minutes of drive form the hotel. The museum is situated on the west wing of the campus and the entire building is designed by Ren-Xi Yao. The building is 29.3 meter tall with the shape composed of three streamline volumes, using dragon, elephant and horse as design elements to symbolize the cultural exchange between China, India and Persia. The main building of the museum is divided into four floors and one attic. In particular, the exhibition hall (Permanent Exhibition and Special Exhibition) and the warehouse draw the most attention. The permanent exhibition includes 5 themes in "Religion Arts in Asia," "Asian Textiles," "Asian Tea Culture," "Asian Ceramics," "and "History of Chiayi Development." As of 2015, the National Palace Museum has accumulated the collection of 1,675 pieces of art crafts from Asia. The Museum also signed with Chimei Museum, Tokyo National Museum, Kyushu National Museum, and The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka to hold exhibitions in Southern Branch between 2015 and 2016.
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