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Remains of Taipei Prison Wall 臺北監獄圍牆遺蹟

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Monday:open 24 hours




During the 1910s, Japanese colonists erected a massive prison in Taipei and another one in Tainan as part of the move to suppress the anti-colonial uprisings that were intensifying across Taiwan. In a style common among 19th century correctional facilities worldwide, the now-defunct Taipei Prison featured cell blocks that radiate outward, and high walls made of stones up-cycled from the Taipei Prefecture bulwarks demolished in the 1910s. The prison wall is historically significant in part because they are composed of andesite and Qilian stone sourced during Emperor Guangxu’s reign from hillside quarries in Dazhi or Neihu, and transported to the shores of Keelung River; next they were shipped to the Hegoutou Wharf via Tamsui River by boat. The long-winding journey added to the worth of the wall. 


Historic Sites
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Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
The side wall of Chunghwa Telecom’s office on Jinshan S. Rd., Da'an Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sundayopen 24 hours
Mondayopen 24 hours
Tuesdayopen 24 hours
Wednesdayopen 24 hours
Thursdayopen 24 hours
Fridayopen 24 hours
Saturdayopen 24 hours

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Dongmen

G Songshan-Xindian Line Guting

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Daan Park

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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