Presidential Office Building, Zhongzheng District

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Architecture lovers and politics buffs will enjoy seeing Presidential Office Building--the tallest structure in Taiwan at the time of its construction. Completed in 1919, the building initially acted as the seat of the colonial government. After damage sustained in World War II bombings, Chen Yi restored the edifice to its former glory and it later became the presidential office in 1950. Though the structure faces east, giving it excellent views of Shishou Mountain, visitors can only view it from outside. Stop by to admire the historic building and snap a few photos. Work out when and for how long to visit Presidential Office Building and other Taipei attractions using our handy Taipei trip planner.
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  • The Presidential Office Building is one of Taipei's most recognizable structures but few people are granted entrance. It is the official office of the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan's...  more »
  • It is a short walk from a metro station. Near it is the country's first girls high school. Security is very visible with several guards and military vehicles in front of the building. There is a...  more »
  • The Presidential Office is architecturally beautiful. It is also quite amazing. But, we are only allowed to take pictures on the opposite side of the road.
  • Historic place in the center of Taipei. This is where the President of Taiwan works and other important political entities. Guided tours are being held everyday from 9am-11.30am. They have tour guides who can speak English, Chinese, and Japanese. The tour focuses on the architecture of the building itself (since it's quite historic) and other Presidential artifacts. There are special exhibitions also.
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