The next day was devoted to visiting the National Palace Museum in Taipei, which has one of the finest and biggest collections of Chinese art in the world. ( http://www.npm.gov.tw ). Mum and I said goodbye to Don, who had to go back to Taichung. He stopped very seldom and the ride took six hours.
Mum and I met my friend Jane and her young nephew, and we headed for the NPM, passing through the Shilin district of Taipei. The streets there were clean and tidy. They reminded me of European streets.
The NPM itself was great. We had decided to be tactical and not try to see all of the exhibitions, instead going to the ones that we were more interested in. To see all of the things on display would take several days; this is the more impressive when you consider that at one time only a fraction of the whole collection is on exhibition.
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