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Presidential Office Building

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Address: No.122 Chungking South Road, Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +886 2 2311 3731
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

This ornate government building was finished in 1919, when Taiwan was under...

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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Not sure if you can get in for a brief tour but stopping by for a few sec in front of it wouldn't be that bad too, especially if you're on a morning run or riding the uBike around... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
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George Town, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Move along....you will be chased by the security staff to keep moving and you are not even allowed to pause to have a look at the building. Needless to say, no photography allowed unless you are over across the street. Not worth the time unless you happen to stroll by heading towards elsewhere.

Thank alfaromeo8c
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge palace with a great architecture and design. Would be good to watch the exchange of guards event here.

1 Thank Sherlyn M
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is not a sight that you could enter or visit. You'll probably drive by it either by some bus or taxi, so snap a few photos and spare your feet. If you wish to walk there, it's located between the MTR stations Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and Ximen. I think exit 2 at Ximen brings you pretty close to... More 

Thank constanttraveler2014
Toowoomba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Build whilst the Japanese were in control prior to world war 2 and it's an impressive building however access is limited. If you like the architecture it might be a building of interest otherwise it's just an office building.

1 Thank tigger2594
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Presidential Office Building was built in the Japanese colonial era as the Taiwan Governor's Office. It is now the Presdent's Office. It's a fine building. If you are lucky enough to get inside, you will find it is a marvellously light and airy building.

Thank Jeffry B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Not sure if you can get in for a brief tour but stopping by for a few sec in front of it wouldn't be that bad too, especially if you're on a morning run or riding the uBike around the city. There's a park nearby (forgot the name) that you can visit or have a seat and enjoy the breeze... More 

1 Thank Dewa Y
Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A grand building by any standards - can only be admired from the outside. Not only is the architecture beautiful, but it's an interesting building to watch. It's surrounded by 'invisible' lasers and guards. It's particularly exciting when someone is entering or exiting the grounds, or a special event is in town. See the military might in action! A stunning... More 

Thank Monica D
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Five minutes is all you need to snap a picture. Architecturally, it's a nice structure, but you can't go inside. There is a nice park on the backside of the viewing area which offers a pleasant stroll.

Thank clairmontjeff
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

It is a really huge and impressive building, and one understands at once what importance this building has because of all the guards around the building!

Thank Ingeborg56
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

It's an interesting building from an architectural point of view but you can't go inside. It was built during the Japanese colonial era.

Thank Frank S

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