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This ornate government building was finished in 1919, when Taiwan was under Japanese rule. Daily admission weekdays from 9 until Noon. Final admission at 11:30 am. On select weekends they are open until 4 pm.
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The stunning red brick-white composition of this 5-floor edifice is a real standout that is just off the southwestern end of a park where the most important government ministries are located. It fronts an enormous plaza that is the site of colorful celebrations on October...More
Advice: Do not take photos near the Presidential palace from the pedestrian walk. If you take photos, the security guards will ask you to stop immediately. There is no "no photo" sign displayed anywhere. Nevertheless, it seems that taking photos is prohibited in that area....More
Well worth the trip and best part is its free! Gives an insightful view in the history of the building and Taiwan's previous presidents. Also, this yr the bldg is celebrating its 100th year anniversary called the "Double Ten" which happens on October 10th.
I did not thought that the President Office is just located near Ximending. I just walk to there from my hotel for few minutes. I also took few photo with the military’s cars. Luckily, I thought I have seen the president’s car passing me in...More
Originally built to serve as the Office of the Governor-General of Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period, the Presidential Office Building is one of the most recognizable buildings in Taiwan. During World War II, the building sustained damage from Allied forces, and was restored after...More
It was great to have a chance to visit Presidential Office Building during its opening for celebrating its 100th years. If you are going to Taipei in these days, make sure you reserve few hours (or more) for the visit.
Well guarded by what appeared a myriad of uniformed volunteer, it did not appear possible to visit on a Sunday afternoon. The building is quite impressive from the outside and with a large square toward the peace memorial park
I would double-check Q2770BX's answer - I believe that you WILL need your passport as you can't get into the Presidential Office building without it and I don't think you can get into that post office without going through... More
I would double-check Q2770BX's answer - I believe that you WILL need your passport as you can't get into the Presidential Office building without it and I don't think you can get into that post office without going through the security check.
I was there in October and, with guards holding machine guns all over the place, had to show my passport (I don't think a regular ID will be accepted) as well as go through metal detectors to get into the building...the security was very strict.