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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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Services & Facilities

  • Venue rental
  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

G Songshan-Xindian Line Ximen


TripAdvisor Reviews

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  1. 1 Terrible
  2. 2 Poor
  3. 34 Average
  4. 32 Very good
  5. 26 Excellent

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  1. 13 Families
  2. 19 Couples
  3. 37 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 14 Friends
  • 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

    Varsovia, Polonia

    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.
  • Emily4023

    Estados Unidos

    Wish there was more information


    Appreciated that this is open to the public. However, wish there was more information on the inside in English on the significance of the building and events that took place here.
  • Jane C

    Japanese Hall


    The Zhongshan Hall was built in 1936. It is nothing special but part of a walking tour around town. A mixture of western and eastern styles.
  • monica-jpn

    Matsumoto, Japan

    Traveler type:


    smell the history


    I stopped in because it has the same characters as my name. I enjoyed the architecture and how the building smelled. There wasn't much happening for guests to enjoy at the time I stopped in.

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