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Shilin Official Residence, Taipei

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The Shilin Official Residence is the former residence of late Republic of China President Chiang Kai-shek located on Zhongshan North Road in Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan.HistoryDuring the Japanese Colonial era on Taiwan, it was the location of the Shilin Horticultural Experimental Station. After the Republic of China lost the Chinese Civil War in 1949 and retreated to Taiwan, the property was requisitioned to the government and transformed into the residence of Chiang Kai-Shek and Soong Mei-ling by architect Yang Cho-cheng. Construction was completed by the Continental Engineering Corporation In the early days of the Republic of China on Taiwan, the residence was heavily militarized, fortified, and closed to the public. Since 1996, it has been open to the public and is a popular place for viewing the gardens. The gardens include both Chinese and Western style horticulture. In addition to the gardens, the official residence includes the former home of Chiang Kai-Shek and Soong Mei-ling. The official residence home is a two-story western style home. The official residence house is currently opened to the public as of January 2, 2011. In addition, the grounds also include Madame Chiang Kai-Shek's former Cadillac limousine, Chiang Kai-Shek's personal Victory Chapel, and the Xinlan Pavilion (新蘭亭) with inscription by Yu Youren which hosted Chiang's birthday celebrations. Former President Chen Shui-bian revealed that the grounds contain a hidden tunnel that connects to the Presidential office in downtown Taipei.
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  • The Shilin Official Residence houses the previous residence of Chiang Kai Shek. Although the actual residence was closed at the time of our visit, the lush gardens still provided a breathtaking landsc...  more »
  • When I asked about gardens in Taipei, my daughter who studying in Taipei suggested to visit a garden in Shilin. Then, we went there. The garden was actually the former residence of Chiang Kai-shek, th...  more »
  • The location of the residence is lovely, sitting quietly at the foot of a beautiful hill. It was built in concrete and painted Tiffany blue. It has witnessed the life of Chiang's life with his wife in...  more »