Tamsui Customs Officers' Residence

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Coordinates: 25°10′27.0″N 121°26′10.6″E / 25.174167°N 121.436278°E / 25.174167; 121.436278

Tamsui Customs Officers' Residence
前清淡水關稅務司官邸
前清淡水關稅務司官邸 (2).JPG
General information
TypeFormer residence
LocationTamsui, Taipei, Taiwan
Completed1870

The Tamsui Customs Officers' Residence (Chinese: 前清淡水關稅務司官邸; pinyin: Qiánqīng Dànshuǐ Guān Shuìwù Sī Guāndǐ) is a historical residence in Tamsui District, Taipei, Taiwan.

History[edit]

After Taiwan was forced to oped up itself to the outside world for foreign trade in early 1860s, foreigners soon came into the island.[1] Qing Dynasty government soon established a customs office in Tamsui in 1870 after the opening of Tamsui Port.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The residence is a white-colored building built in a colonial style nicknamed Little White House (Chinese: 小白宮; pinyin: Xiǎo Báigōng). The building features banquet hall, master room etc.[3]

Transportation[edit]

The residence is accessible within walking distance northwest of Tamsui Station of Taipei Metro.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tamsui Customs Officer's Residence". roundTAIWANround. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Historical Sites in Tamshui". Tamshui Junior High School. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Tamsui Customs Officer's Residence (Little White House)". New Taipei City Government. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017.