Exhibits on show inside the Forbidden City Museum in Luzhou, Taipei. The museum has more than 10,000 statues, screens, teapots, swords and warrior hats from the former imperial palace in Beijing. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOS

National Palace Museum in Taipei has a rival in Forbidden City Museum – the backpacker’s choice

  • Little-known museum in suburban Luzhou houses more than 10,000 statues, screens, teapots, swords and warrior hats from Beijing’s imperial palace
  • Its collection is a fraction the size of the palace museum’s, but that means visitors can get a personalised tour from its owner and curator
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Exhibits on show inside the Forbidden City Museum in Luzhou, Taipei. The museum has more than 10,000 statues, screens, teapots, swords and warrior hats from the former imperial palace in Beijing. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOS
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