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Presidential Office Building

No.122 Chungking South Road, Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 2311 3731
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This ornate government building was finished in 1919, when Taiwan was under Japanese rule. Daily admission weekdays from 9 until Noon. Final admission at 11:30 am. On select weekends they are open until 4 pm.
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No.122 Chungking South Road, Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan
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+886 2 2311 3731
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"open house"
in 7 reviews
"impressive building"
in 8 reviews
"japanese occupation"
in 6 reviews
"armed guards"
in 2 reviews
"metal detector"
in 2 reviews
"high security"
in 2 reviews
"banquet room"
in 2 reviews
"take pictures"
in 8 reviews
"gain entry"
in 2 reviews
"general public"
in 2 reviews
"history lesson"
in 4 reviews
"guided tour"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 4 reviews
"mrt red line"
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"east gate"
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"the ground floor"
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"ntu hospital"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The prosentential office your is good enough if you don't want to learn about Taiwan. The Japanese architecture design was impressive. However, I would like to see more accomplishments from each president. Each president should have one room to display their policies and achievements. The...More

Thank Chia Li C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a “pass through” view. I was not able to go out of the bus and take pictures as it is full of guards.

Thank vgal0579
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This people is open to all the people. I have been here many times since 2001, saw several protests, sit ins, and other activities, once was being suspected as a spy for the opponent but once I started to speak, they knew from my accent...More

Thank Keqi G
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Presidente work in here and many garde surrounded like the whith house. should I call this place red house or something?

Thank Yelloweagle
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Every city seems to have its own pomp and grandeur. The Presidential Palace is the place in Taipei. Designed and built by Japanese, it has more of an European majestic look, so you will not see Asian archetecture. If you take the MRT red line...More

1  Thank bob2bkk
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

As a building it is large but doesn't seem overly architecturaly significant What we found fascinating was the provision in the surrounding streets for anti riot fencing, razor wire dispersion and other preventative measures. Not sure what they were specifically there for

Thank PipPaul W
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

In Taipei, there are many remembrances of Japanese Time, and this presidential building is also one of them. I didn’t went inside, but just took a look from outside. It is not far from Taipei railroad station (about 20 minutes’ walk.) So, if you have...More

Thank Kimitaka S
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

The Presidential Office Building is a handsome building. It was once the office of the Governor of Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945). Now it is the President's office. I have been inside, it is a beautiful building, a tribute to the men who...More

Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The tour consists of just a guided walk around the ground floor. Short tour of 30mins max. The security was not as tough as expected. Unfortunately we were assigned to a Chinese tour group. The rowdy behavior ruins the experience. You will get snippets and...More

Thank Zac C
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We didn't have time to go inside - I don't even know if this building was open to the public at the time we were there. It is a very impressive building from the outside. Worth having a look at if you are in the...More

Thank roaming_kiwi58
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