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Taichung Prefectural Hall

Posted Date:2021/08/13 2737


Taichung Prefectural Hall is a government building still in use designed by Moriyama Matsunosuke in the Japanese colonial period. The Taipei State Government (now the Control Yuan) and Tainan State Government (now National Museum of Taiwan Literature) are works of the Japanese architect as well.
It is easily accessible and convenient as it situates nearby Taichung Railway Station, modern shopping district and traditional old street. The state government building along with the subordinating complexes are designated as historic buildings.
The state government building is a French mansard-style architecture featuring a two-story L-shape floor plan. The architecture faces east with a tower structure in the middle. The entrance on the ground level is adorned with Doric columns, while the second floor is constructed with ionic columns. The inward balcony design is to enhance the shading effect on the facade.
After appreciating the extravagant architectural details of Taichung Prefectural Hall, you can also stop by the neighboring Taichung Shiyakusho for some afternoon tea! 


No.99, Minquan Rd., West Dist., Taichung City

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  • KGB777

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    Nice enough building

    Traveler rating:3 2019-01

    We walked past here whilst in Taichung for the afternoon. It's quite an attractive looking building, although it would benefit greatly by some much needed renovation work. Not too much to see from...
  • YSL88

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    Drop by if along the way

    Traveler rating:3 2018-11

    Beautiful architecture, quiet, a nice place to visit. Very old school feel. Can drop by if it is along the way.
  • kimitakas

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    Solo travel

    Construction of Japanese Time

    Traveler rating:3 2018-04

    In Taichung, there are still many buildings which were built during Japanese occupation. This office building of city hall is one of them. As I am a Japanese, it is particularly interesting. But for...
  • ExpattyCake

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    Unless You Work There, Not Much to It

    Traveler rating:3 2016-08

    It's another government building, albeit a nice-looking one. You will probably do what everyone else does, even the locals: take pictures and move on.
  • I2855IImaxp

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    Solo travel

    Another government building

    Traveler rating:3 2016-09

    It's a nice place to visit, and it's within walking distance of the train station so is good to go, but don't expect much from it. Except of you're an architect ...

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