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Zhongshan Hall 中山堂

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Zhongshan Hall was built in 1928, during Japanese colonial era, to commemorate the accession of Emperor Hirohito. Known at that time as the Taipei Assembly Hall, the building was faced in light green tile to make it less visible to aerial bombers. The windows are adorned with classical designs in a Spanish Islamic style. With its 1,500 person seating capacity, the hall served as an important activity center during the Japanese colonial era. After Taiwan's retrocession, the building was renamed as the Zhongshan Hall and used for the reception of foreign dignitaries. In 1992, the hall was designated as a national grade two historic site.


Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 98, Yanping S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Nearby MRT

G Songshan-Xindian Line Ximen

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line NTU Hospital

G Songshan-Xindian Line Beimen

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Taipei Main Station

G Songshan-Xindian Line Xiaonanmen

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  • 619je

    Keysborough, Australia

    Impresssive hall worth a look


    "Zhongshan" refers to Sun Yatsen, founder of modern China. The hall has been declared an historic monument. It is used for civic functions. It is located in Taipei's inner city area. It is worth a look, but I have never been inside, it doesn't appear to be open for visitors often. Dr Sun, as he is known, is honored a stateman.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Large hall, not much fun


    Zhongshan was the soubriquet of Sun Yatsen, founder of modern China. The hall was once called he Taipei City Public Auditorium. It is in the Ximending neighbourhood of the Zhongzheng District. By the way, it was declared an historic site in 1992 but unless you have an interest in Chinese history, there is not much to see.
  • Sandy5259

    Vancouver, Canadá

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    En pareja

    Displays only in Chinese


    There’s a lot of potential to make this a major tourist site. However, all of the posters that are on the view are in Chinese.
  • kaisernc2019

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    A hidden secret of Taipei


    This is not a popular destination for common visitors nor for local people. Built during the ruling period of Japanese and the building is well maintained and operates fine performances - Google the show schedule. A very lovely tea house on the 3rd floor and Le Prominoir Coffee on the 4th floor - perfect for travelers with a relaxed schedule!
  • KrisD_pl

    Warsaw, Poland

    Historically important but can be skipped


    Building was constructed in 1936 for the coronation of Emperor Hirohito. Later ti was where the Japanese signed the surrender documents in 1945. Then Chiang Kai-shek made public speeches from the terrace. The work called "Water Buffalo" - claimed to be local masterpiece - is presented inside the building. For me - not worth the extra excursion, but if you're around few minutes ahould be enough.

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