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Little White House 小白宮(前清淡水關稅務司官邸)

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3.5 39 Reviews

Saturday:09:30 - 18:00




The Little White House used to be Tamsui’s Custom Inspector General’s residence in the Qing Dynasty. In 1862, as the port became prosperous and more foreigners were stationed here, more residences were built for foreign officials. The Little White House is an impressive piece of colonial architecture. The main building is a square structure in with Spanish style halls and 11 half arches. Every door and window uses wooden Persian blinds, and the interior takes in lots of light and air during the day. There is a patio facing the Guanyin Mountain looking over the Tamsui riverbank, which makes for a very beautiful view, indeed!


Northern Taiwan
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
15 Zhenli Street, Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday 09:30 - 18:00
Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 18:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT


TripAdvisor Reviews

3.5 39 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 1 Poor
  3. 17 Average
  4. 14 Very good
  5. 7 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 6 Families
  2. 1 Couples
  3. 12 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 10 Friends
  • 619je

    Keysborough, Australia

    House and garden a picturesque tableau


    The Tamshui Customs Officer's Residence is an attractive building. It has a view out over the Damshui River, to where it meets the Pacific Ocean. The Residence adjoins Fort Santo Domingo and Althiea University, which provide good photo opportunities.. The Residence remained in British hands until 1980, when it was returned to the Republic of China government.
  • ECWorld

    Hong Kong, China



    I suppose most folks come here not because of whatever historical significance this building has, but rather because this provides a nice backdrop to that Instagram photo. And it is quite pretty particularly on a sunny day. Whether you can actually get off a good photo without having one of the many other like-minded visitors in the picture is another matter, and probably requires a fair amount of patience. Pretty close to other sights such as Fort San Domingo so worth a look.
  • kimitakas

    Taichung, Taiwán

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Little White House


    This beautiful building, standing on a hill, is called Little White House. It used to a residence of custom officer. It is open to public, but on the day I went there was unfortunately closed. (It is closed only once a month, and it was that day.) However, even from outside you can take a nice picture of this elegant residence.
  • LHOVancouver

    Vancouver, Canadá

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Nice colonial architecture to visit when walking around Upper Town...


    Easy walking distance to Aleuthia University/Oxford College and the British Ambassador and Japanese Ambassadors Home. There might be entry fees, but free on weekends. Just a garden and house. Easy to go in and out. Good luck and enjoy!
  • Oldjack

    Greater Melbourne, Australia

    Traveler type:


    An Interesting Historic Building In A Nice Area


    The White House sits on top of the hill overlooking the river in the Fort Santo Domingo precinct which is a classy area of Tamsui. The Customs Officers obviously lived well back then and this house has been well maintained.

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