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Office of the President 總統府

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Thursday: 09:00 – 11:30

4.3

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Introduction

The Presidential Office Building originally served as the seat of the colonial government during the Japanese occupation period. At the time of its completion in 1919, it was the tallest building in Taiwan. The east-facing structure looks out to Sishou Mountain and commands a panoramic view of the city. During the period of Japanese rule, 13 governors-general held office here. After Taiwan's retrocession, Chen Cheng installed the Southeastern Military Administrator's Office here. The building later served as the joint location of the Executive Yuan and Presidential Office before becoming the Presidential Office Building.

Information

Themes
Historic Sites
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-23113731
Address
No. 122, Sec. 1, Chongcing S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday: Off day
Monday: 09:00 – 11:30
Tuesday: 09:00 – 11:30
Wednesday: 09:00 – 11:30
Thursday: 09:00 – 11:30
Friday: 09:00 – 11:30
Saturday: Off day

Charge / Ticket

Free admission

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line NTU Hospital

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Traveler rating

  1. 5 Terrible
  2. 24 Poor
  3. 220 Average
  4. 359 Very good
  5. 222 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 196 Families
  2. 117 Couples
  3. 180 Solo
  4. 25 Business
  5. 152 Friends
  • BillyK1980

    Melbourne, Australia

    Very pleasant

    2019-11

    We came here on a taipei bike tour and there is lots of security around it. The president works here
  • Robert B

    Hong Kong, China

    Really Worth the Visit

    2019-10

    This lovely building was built by the Japanese and completed in 2019. Visitors can be admitted for a free tour in the morning before 11:30. It is worth it on many levels. The exhibits are informative and interesting. It is a strong statement about Taiwan that they have no problem with honoring a building built by the Japanese. But perhaps the most powerful point it makes is that Taiwan is a true democracy. One of the exhibit rooms is a celebration of free speech and the right to dissent. On the way out is a photo op spot in which you can take a picture with a cut out of President Tsai in quite a whimsical pose. This is quite a contrast to other, grimmer, countries.
  • Nastame

    Harrogate, United Kingdom

    Attractive exterior

    2019-11

    The building has a lovely colonial exterior which provides a grandeur thag would not be present in a more modern building. Look out for visiting hours if youhave time for a more extended visit.
  • HerbertC249

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Power to the People

    2019-10

    As Taiwan’s centre of governmental power, you would expect security to be tight around the building. The good news is..... this building is accessible for free but there will be a guide bringing you through the various ground floor rooms with exhibits about the architecture wonder of the building, Taiwan’s fairly recent history since the 1910s as well as its many achievements, and the Presidents who have graced this historic building. Power to the People is the theme that resonates throughout the building and its exhibits. My verdict is average, as the exhibits are not the most interesting, plus the tour may feel a bit lengthy as well.
  • Betty C

    Nice Landmark

    2019-06

    We just walked around the outside and did not go inside since we missed the visiting hours. It is a nice landmark.

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