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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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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, AL
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Denton, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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.

Thank VinoBambinos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank SK N
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Phi S
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Hugary1
Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank bloodydel
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice colonial building. It is possible to visit it once or a few times in month. But be there early in the morning as there are lines to enter it. Th interior is similar interesting with some exibitions bout Taiwan progress... Nothing outstanding, but if you are around...

Thank izi f
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

MAKE RESERVATIONS AHEAD OF TIME!! You need to make reservations if you want to get in on a non-open house date. on the day of your reservation, COME EARLY! Our reservations were at 9am and we arrived at 8:50am. We didn't get in until ~9:45am. Even if you have a reservation, you still wait in a super long line. There's... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great structure but you only get to observe it from a distance. You are just allowed to take pictures from across the street. The plainclothes guard will shoo you away if you too close.

Thank momlawyerwife
George Town, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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

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