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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
+886 2 2311 3731
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Awesome architecture. Bang on main streets. Walkable about 15 minutes from Taipei Main Station. Has very high security. On external photography from allowed.

Thank rrtushar
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Looks very impressive but it's only open from 9 am to 11 am and the guards look very serious . So didn't get inside Wasn't even allowed to take a photo of the building . Was told to cross the road and take photo from...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

The Presidential Building is nice and present a style that you don't find much in the rest of the city. The red brick is nice. There is armed guard around the facility which add to the importance of the place.

Thank Florian H
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This building was constructed to house the Governor General of Taiwan during the Japanese occupation but now it is the Presidential Office building and is one of the most recognisable in the capital. I did not have time to take a tour but i believe...More

Thank palawandave
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The architecture of this building is almost overwhelming, in comparasion to the other buildings in Taipei. It was a beautiful structure.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 29 March 2017

yes, it's like the white house except it's red....and in Taiwan! also many armed guards with M16 battle rifles stationed marching around outside regularly, you can take photos from a distance! a monumental place to go to when visiting Taiwan!

1  Thank Honest_Asian_Taster
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The presidential building in central Taipei features unique and beautiful architecture. You cannot go inside this building but it is still a great place to visit and take pictures

Thank MandC0218
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Even if you just stop your car, hop down and take a photo of this iconic building, it is worth it. If time permits, there is an army barracks beneath the building that you can visit (our guide told us this but we ran out...More

Thank Pang O
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I am not sure what it is like to visit the building or even if tours are offered inside. This building, like many other government buildings of the same era, are built in Western styles. many local architects of this time studied in the West...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It is a very pretty Japanese-style building, nicely lit at night, but not open to the general public. Look at the outside if you are passing, but don't make a special trip. It is just outside 228 Peace Park

Thank MikRiano
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