Monopoly Bureau

Coordinates: 25°2′2.6″N 121°30′53.53″E / 25.034056°N 121.5148694°E / 25.034056; 121.5148694

The Monopoly Bureau Building is a Renaissance-style red brick building located in Nan Chang Street, Taipei City, Taiwan. It is in the Zhongzheng District, near Aiguo West Road, Park Road and Nanchang intersection ring, and Taipei's city south gate. It is also located nearby the Republic of China Ministry of Finance and the President of the Republic of China's Official Residence. The building was built in 1913 during the Japanese rule of Taiwan.[1]

Monopoly Bureau Building
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General information
Construction started1913
Design and construction
ArchitectMatsunosuke Moriyama [ja]
Monopoly Bureau
Traditional Chinese專賣局
Simplified Chinese专卖局

The building was designed by the architect Matsunosuke Moriyama [zh] and constructed in 1913 by the Kobe Group. The six-story tower topped with a spire is the most unusual feature of the building. In addition to a six-story tower, the building is also decorated with a copper roof.

The building housed the offices of the Monopoly Bureau of the Taiwan Governor's Office during Japanese rule and the Taiwan Tobacco and Wine Monopoly Bureau under ROC rule. It now houses the headquarters office for the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corporation.


  1. ^ "China Rhyming » Blog Archive » Taiwan Monopoly Bureau Building – Taipei".