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Presidential Office Building

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Address: No.122 Chungking South Road, Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan
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+886 2 2311 3731
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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Impressive building

We were staying at the Ximending area and googlemaps said this building wasn't so far away so we decided to walk there. It was a pretty long walk and we could've taken the MRT... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Ximending area and googlemaps said this building wasn't so far away so we decided to walk there. It was a pretty long walk and we could've taken the MRT but we didn't mind walking since it was a beautiful day out. We saw the back of the building first (slightly impressive) but became a lot... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an impressive building that was built in 1919 and was originally the office of the Japanese colonial govenor.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very non-asian building for a presidential palace and one whose style tells of the foundation years of modern taiwan , when it was taken from the ailing Chinese imperial dynastic empire by an already modernised japan. the japanese built the palace in the latest European style of that time and now this redbrick Victorian style building resides in the... More 

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Orange, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wonderful tour led by a very knowledgeable guide. You get to walk along the corridors of the ground floor of this building and are taken into many rooms that had displays of Taiwanese culture. The guide talked about the history of Taiwan, the government system, the paintings on the walls do history of the building. Extremely informative.... More 

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Denton, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building was constructed during the Japanese occupation of the island. To a Western eye, it looks more European than Eastern. It is a classical baroque style which is pleasing to the eye but in sharp contrast to the many temples you will find in the city. It is a great photo opportunity.

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Birmingham, AL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Only had time for a photo op, but really enjoyed the chance to see it. a very prominent building with tight security...if you get to close they will quickly ask you to go away.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We're visited this place on accidentally; First, after a nice breakfast at the nearby Hunyang st. we took a walk to the 'New Taipei Park' (by the previous name) - 228 Park is the current name. And saw a long line of people waiting for something...weird. So we just walked toward the line to check-it-out. "it's a free guided-tour the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This building was built during the Japanese colonial government in the early 1900s. We did not go in, but managed to take some nice of pictures of the building from the outside. A good place to take pictures is the car park across the front of the building. If you get too close to the building, the guards will ask... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

During our visit there were the major demonstrations against the President so could only visit the outside of the building.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We just passed by the office building which is a regal structure befitting of the office of the president. You can take photos from across the street. We were politely told by one of the guards of this protocol when we tried to take a selfie in front of the building.

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