El Palacio presidencial de Taipéi o el Palacio presidencial (en chino: 總統府; o la "Oficina del Presidente de la República de China"; 中華民國總統府) alberga la sede del gobierno de la República de China (Taiwán). El edificio, ubicado en el Distrito Zhongzheng en la capital nacional de Taipéi, República de China, fue diseñado por el arquitecto Uheiji Nagano durante el período de la ocupación japonesa de Taiwán (1895-1945). La estructura era la sede de la Oficina del Gobernador General de Taiwán. Dañado en los bombardeos aliados durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, el edificio fue restaurado después de la guerra por Chen Yi, el gobernador general de la provincia de Taiwán. Se convirtió en la Oficina Presidencial en 1950 después de que la República de China perdió el control de la China continental y se trasladó la capital del país a la ciudad de Taipéi al final de la Guerra Civil China.
It was said that HAKKA people is not welcome for most of Chinese, even Taiwanese. From westerners' questioning the "Jew", and the earliest HAKKA emmigrants to rich areas in China... I don't feel people detest HAKKA but their culture - unpleasant. They always do the calculation and try their best to take advantage on others. And all these are generated by most people's impression and their sufferings... Without saying, Taiwanese sufferings are very common, that's why they are not very open-minded, cause they are afraid of being taken advantages by others... And, the female president now... is a HAKKA... Well, stereotype? How aboit inner cultural conflicts?
boring tour litterly would not recomend waste of 1 hour you go though security and visit the inside with is pretty much a musueum you must follow your guide and cannot wander off most of the time you may just want to sleep and other that that you must wait for other people and cannot go wandering fast to get out once you have seen everything the guide talks about the city and partnerships food and trees .......... and plants and flowers and nothing interesting very historical and person option sugeuest waste of time a better option is take a picture infront and call it a day
It's a pity we were not allowed in last time! The building itself is beautiful!
Presidential Office Building The Presidential Office Building was built during the Japanese colonial period to house the Office of the Governor-General of Taiwan. An architectural design contest inviting architects to submit construction specifications was held in two stages in 1906 and 1910. Eventually, the work designed by Uheiji Nagano was partly adopted, but Matsunosuke Moriyama produced the final design by taking Uheiji Nagano’s work and modifying it. In Moriyama's design, the central tower was heightened and the locations for the two side entrances were altered. Construction began on the building in 1912. The entire building was completed in 1919. During the Second World War, the building suffered heavy bombing from the Allied Powers. The central guard tower at the main entrance and part of the exterior walls were severely damaged. Fires raging in the building destroyed its roof and exterior. After the war, extensive work was undertaken to repair the damage and the building temporarily served as the administration hall for the Taiwan Provincial Government. In 1950, the building became the Office of the President. The building was built in a late-Renaissance style, influenced by the English architect Norman Shaw and referred to as "the Tatsuno specifications”. With its decorative red-and-white horizontal bands, the building featured classical elements such as porticos, pediments and gables, vaulted windows, oeil-de-boeuf windows, brackets, and colonnades. The ground plan of the building introduced a double courtyard layout in reference to the Chinese character "日." In fact, the layout was chosen for its strong earthquake resistance. The east, south, and west sides of the building have balconies to accommodate climatic characteristics in the subtropical zone, while the northern side does not since it receives much less sunlight. This large and magnificent building representing the evolution of Taiwan's modern history has borne witness to Taiwan's political and economic development and has become an important landmark in Taipei city.
Beautiful place must come when visit Taiwan, i went here in afternoon and took this photo.
It was said that HAKKA people is not welcome for most of Chinese, even Taiwanese. From westerners' questioning the "Jew", and the earliest HAKKA emmigrants to rich areas in China... I don't feel people detest HAKKA but their culture - unpleasant. They always do the calculation and try their best to take advantage on others. And all these are generated by most people's impression and their sufferings... Without saying, Taiwanese sufferings are very common, that's why they are not very open-minded, cause they are afraid of being taken advantages by others... And, the female president now... is a HAKKA... Well, stereotype? How about inner cultural conflicts?
It is like going to see "White House" in Washington D.C. Excited to see the office of the President!! They don't offer "tour" inside the office. So only can walk around the building. There are security surrounded the building. They don't wear military uniform, just casual uniform.
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.
It’s truly a live demo of Taiwan’s democracy history! We’ve leaned quite a lot here. There are volunteers who guide each batch of visitors and gave excellent explanations for each place!