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Presidential Office Building: Tours & Tickets

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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on a taipei bike tour and there is lots of security around it. The president works here

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank BillyK1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely building was built by the Japanese and completed in 2019. Visitors can be admitted for a free tour in the morning before 11:30. It is worth it on many levels. The exhibits are informative and interesting. It is a strong statement about Taiwan...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building has a lovely colonial exterior which provides a grandeur thag would not be present in a more modern building. Look out for visiting hours if youhave time for a more extended visit.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Nastame
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As Taiwan’s centre of governmental power, you would expect security to be tight around the building. The good news is..... this building is accessible for free but there will be a guide bringing you through the various ground floor rooms with exhibits about the architecture...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank HerbertC249
Reviewed 23 September 2019

We just walked around the outside and did not go inside since we missed the visiting hours. It is a nice landmark.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Betty C
Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile

A friend said lets go have a look at this as we were in the area. It's a big building but nothing spectacular.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank G2Kpauly
Reviewed 26 May 2019

The stunning red brick-white composition of this 5-floor edifice is a real standout that is just off the southwestern end of a park where the most important government ministries are located. It fronts an enormous plaza that is the site of colorful celebrations on October...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

Advice: Do not take photos near the Presidential palace from the pedestrian walk. If you take photos, the security guards will ask you to stop immediately. There is no "no photo" sign displayed anywhere. Nevertheless, it seems that taking photos is prohibited in that area....More

Date of experience: May 2019
3  Thank Seb7724
Reviewed 9 May 2019 via mobile

Well worth the trip and best part is its free! Gives an insightful view in the history of the building and Taiwan's previous presidents. Also, this yr the bldg is celebrating its 100th year anniversary called the "Double Ten" which happens on October 10th.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BananaTravels_8
Reviewed 30 April 2019 via mobile

It is a nice building, with different architecture from the surrounding. Apart from seeing and taking photo, there is nothing much to do.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank nazrul6898
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realDarrylHo
14 December 2018|
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Response from bhlmkh | Reviewed this property |
I would double-check Q2770BX's answer - I believe that you WILL need your passport as you can't get into the Presidential Office building without it and I don't think you can get into that post office without going through... More
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