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Taipei Guest House, Taipei

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The Taipei Guest House is the historical building located at 1 Ketagalan Boulevard, Bo'ai Special Zone, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan. It’s owned by the Government of the Republic of China and used for receiving state guests or celebration activities.HistoryTaipei Guest House, designed by Japanese architects Dōgo Fukuda and Ichiro Nomura, was built from 1899 to 1901 and rebuilt by Matsunosuke Moriyama. In 1988, Taipei Guest House was designated by the government of Taiwan and administrated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan.Taipei Guest House originally was the House of Governor-General of Taiwan during the Japanese rule, at a distance of around 100 meters from the Office of Governor-General of Taiwan (is now the Presidential Building). Imperial members and heads of politics often visited here. Emperor Showa (Crown Prince Hirohito) also stayed here when visiting Taiwan. After Taiwan was handed over from Japan to the Republic of China (ROC), ROC Minister of Foreign Affairs George Yeh and Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Isao Kawada signed the Treaty of Taipei here in 1953.
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  • A very high level restaurant in Taipei, a large direct area in the Taiwan City of Asia, although I did not have the money to live to see, but I think his evening light is very beautiful plus nearby very good stroll, very worth a go!
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  • It's worth taking a look at history and taking pictures for free at the beginning of the month. It is only raining today, even if there are not many people, but slightly affect the mood, feel the dead atmosphere of the building. Fortunately, volunteers are patient introductions.
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  • In the North station and 228, the president's house, the Chiang Kai-shek Hall, you can plan a tour, but this is the Scuting, the time and date before the line to be confirmed, 30 minutes is enough.
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  • Really interesting place, it is good for sketching, drawing. The European vibe is all around the place. It is said to be the first European garden with pond shaped as (心) in Taiwan. You can take pictures, but with no blitz. There is historian movie shown every 30 minutes. The place is one way, so if you want to see the movie, do not ever to come out from the building before finishing the movie. There are black swans in the pond.
  • Contrary to what we read online, we were able to visit the inside of the building. It is only partly furnished but you still get an idea of what the rooms' purpose was, and some of the guards try to explain in a few words in English. There is no signage in English .the park is pretty too, although some areas are out of bound .the building gives a good idea of the contributions the Japanese made in terms of architecture.
  • Open to public only once a month, with guided tours available. It has been around for almost 120 years with lots of history. Personally, I was more interested in its architecture and the garden. Great place to spend a few hours!
  • Just managed a "walk-by," but beautiful architecture.
  • Good place for a serene walking afternoon.

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