The Architecture ＆ Design
When completed in 1919, the Presidential Office Building became the tallest edifice in Taiwan, embodying power and authority. Over the last century, this brick construction has been dam aged and restored, and has born witness to Taiwan’s transformation from an authoritarian state into a full democracy.
Built in Western classical style and designed for the subtropical climate, the complex was the first in Taiwan to contain modern facilities. Its astute combination of architectural aesthetics and fine engineering symbolized Taiwan’s entry into the modern age.
A Day at the Presidential Office
From the outside, the building is veiled in awe and mystery.Inside, however, the staff play specific and indispensable roles, day in and day out, just like employees of an enterprise.
As the president is elected by the people under the ROC Constitution, authority is bestowed upon him or her by the citizens of Taiwan. The visual images in this section depict the achievements of each president in serving the people of Taiwan, indicating power belongs to the people.
Your Presidential Office
This area features the work of artists who created their own visual interpretations of the Presidential Office Building. Here you are invited to not just enjoy local folk culture and creative vitality, but also unleash your imagination on canvas.
In front of the Presidential Office in the early decades of the ROC, troops would march down what is now called Kaitakelan Boulevard in a display of the authority of the head of state. In more recent times, the people have held protests in the plaza, declaring that sovereignty is in the hands of the people and calling for social change and democratization. The voice of the people has come to determine the direction of
Flavors of the Land
Taiwan is an agrarian society with bountiful harvests. The warmth and hospitality of the people of Taiwan are also unparalleled in the world. Local street delicacies open a window to the lifestyle and culture of Taiwan and reveal the adroit culinary skills of past generations.
Snap & Share
Your visit to Taiwan can let the rest of the world know Taiwan even better. Be sure to take a picture with the president and vice president as a souvenir to show your friends and relatives!