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Shilin Official Residence, Taipei
(3.5/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 官邸是蔣中正和夫人入住的地方。 美好的時光抵擋當時外面的烽火時代。 這是蔣中正對夫人的愛。沒有舉辦活動時這裡真的很棒,悠閒的散步,美好的味道。 這次搭配菊展,人很多,菊很脫俗。 可惜人真的太可怕,無法好好欣賞。 
  • Shilin night market just in time for visiting the former hearing on closing. Feel like to see Ho Chi Minh's residence in Viet Nam. There is no separate entry fee
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  •  Is the third visit, I visited four. It's quite some time back from the park entrance. Go in by paying the entrance fee, and could lend Japan guide free of charge. While listening to the Guide has been appreciating slowly. Was to glimpse into the life of Mrs. Chiang Kai-shek made a satisfactory result.
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