Presidential Office Building
The 5-story red-brick building has an 11-floor tower at its center that, at the time it was built, made it the tallest building in Taipei. As one of Taipei’s most-recognizable structures, the Presidential Office Building is a frequent stop on Taipei sightseeing tours, which range from bike trips and shore excursions to private, custom itineraries. Tours tend to combine the landmark with stops at Taipei highlights such as National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Wenchang Temple.
Things to Know Before You Go
The landmark is free to explore on a guided tour, which require you to bring your passport.
The Presidential Office Building hosts the annual Double Ten Day celebrations on October 10th.
Come prepared for rigorous security checks; avoid bringing large bags and valuables.
How to Get There
The Presidential Office Building is located in central Taipei. If using public transportation, take the Bannan or Songshan-Xindian lines to Ximen Station, from which the landmark is a 10-minute walk.
When to Get There
The Presidential Office Building is open Monday-Friday from 9am-11:30am; it’s advised to arrive early. The landmark also offers 12 full open days per year, during which you can explore the building between 8am-4pm without having to book a tour.
The Presidential Office Building is close to several top Taipei sights. After your visit, continue to the National Taiwan Museum, the oldest museum in the country; 2/28 Peace Park, which was built to honor the victims of the 2/28 Incident in 1947; the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, dedicated to former president Chiang Kai-shek; and Zhongshan Hall, a listed historic site.
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