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Presidential Office Building

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Address: No.122 Chungking South Road, Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+886 2 2311 3731
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

This ornate government building was finished in 1919, when Taiwan was under...

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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This building was constructed to house the Governor General of Taiwan during the Japanese occupation but now it is the Presidential Office building and is one of the most... read more

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puerto princesa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building was constructed to house the Governor General of Taiwan during the Japanese occupation but now it is the Presidential Office building and is one of the most recognisable in the capital. I did not have time to take a tour but i believe that you can book tickets online. It is very near the East Gate and not... More 

Thank palawandave
Redford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The architecture of this building is almost overwhelming, in comparasion to the other buildings in Taipei. It was a beautiful structure.

Thank Susan L
Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

yes, it's like the white house except it's red....and in Taiwan! also many armed guards with M16 battle rifles stationed marching around outside regularly, you can take photos from a distance! a monumental place to go to when visiting Taiwan!

1 Thank Honest_Asian_Taster
Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The presidential building in central Taipei features unique and beautiful architecture. You cannot go inside this building but it is still a great place to visit and take pictures

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Even if you just stop your car, hop down and take a photo of this iconic building, it is worth it. If time permits, there is an army barracks beneath the building that you can visit (our guide told us this but we ran out of time and it was raining)

Thank Pang O
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I am not sure what it is like to visit the building or even if tours are offered inside. This building, like many other government buildings of the same era, are built in Western styles. many local architects of this time studied in the West and this was an opportunity to practice their craft locally using styles from Europe that... More 

1 Thank David L
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It is a very pretty Japanese-style building, nicely lit at night, but not open to the general public. Look at the outside if you are passing, but don't make a special trip. It is just outside 228 Peace Park

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were staying at the Ximending area and googlemaps said this building wasn't so far away so we decided to walk there. It was a pretty long walk and we could've taken the MRT but we didn't mind walking since it was a beautiful day out. We saw the back of the building first (slightly impressive) but became a lot... More 

Thank dallydd
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

This was an impressive building that was built in 1919 and was originally the office of the Japanese colonial govenor.

Thank Oldjack
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

a very non-asian building for a presidential palace and one whose style tells of the foundation years of modern taiwan , when it was taken from the ailing Chinese imperial dynastic empire by an already modernised japan. the japanese built the palace in the latest European style of that time and now this redbrick Victorian style building resides in the... More 

Thank davidhughtaylor

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