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Office of the President 總統府

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Monday: 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

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line NTU Hospital

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Review

TripAdvisor Reviews

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Traveler rating

  1. 5 Terrible
  2. 24 Poor
  3. 214 Average
  4. 358 Very good
  5. 218 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 194 Families
  2. 116 Couples
  3. 180 Solo
  4. 25 Business
  5. 151 Friends
  • G2Kpauly

    Melbourne, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Ok for a look

    2019-08

    A friend said lets go have a look at this as we were in the area. It's a big building but nothing spectacular.
  • CJW913

    De Pere, Wisconsin

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Famous Historical Landmark in Downtown Taipei

    2019-04

    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 10, or National Day. The complex, completed in 1919, has a central tower that is 197 feet tall. It is is Taipei's most famous example of Japanese colonial architecture. Although it was heavily damaged by Allied bombing in WWII, it was repaired 1947-48. Unfortunately, this landmark was not included in the itinerary of our private tour of Taiwan, and as such, our guide simply drove slowly by it so that my spouse and I could view it. Also unfortunately, the guide told us that we were not allowed to take photos.
  • Seb7724

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Do not take photos from outside!

    2019-05

    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. I like to abide with rules and laws. But how to comply with rules that are not displayed ! To Taiwan government, put signs to forbid taking photos!!!
  • BananaTravels_8

    Manila, Philippines

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Free admission

    2019-05

    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.
  • nazrul6898

    Miri, Malaysia

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Nothing much

    2019-04

    It is a nice building, with different architecture from the surrounding. Apart from seeing and taking photo, there is nothing much to do.

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