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Office of the President 總統府

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Wednesday:09:00 - 11:30

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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

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G Songshan-Xindian Line Ximen

G Songshan-Xindian Line Xiaonanmen

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Taipei Main Station

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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  1. 5 Terrible
  2. 24 Poor
  3. 222 Average
  4. 375 Very good
  5. 226 Excellent

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  1. 196 Families
  2. 126 Couples
  3. 180 Solo
  4. 25 Business
  5. 152 Friends
  • 619je

    Keysborough, Australia

    Centre of Taiwan's government

    2020-08

    The Presidental Office building dates from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) when it was the headquaters of the Japanese Governor. It is now occupied by President Tsai Ingwen, the first female president of the Republic of China. Some people pass it for years without finding out what it is. The interior is quite striking, lots of light and windows.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    One of Taipei's most prominent landmarks

    2020-01

    The Presidential Office Building is one of Taipei's most recognizable structures but few people are granted entrance. It is the official office of the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan's official name), currently President Tsai Ingwen, who represents the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). The building dates from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945), when it was the headquarters of the Japanese colonial administration. It is a handsome building, built predominantly in red brick. The interior is light and airy, it is obviously a well-designed building.
  • LeisureTraveler8888

    Cebu City, Philippines

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Modern Building l

    2019-11

    It is a short walk from a metro station. Near it is the country's first girls high school. Security is very visible with several guards and military vehicles in front of the building. There is a big open space in front. Some areas in front are used as parking space.
  • 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.

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