Cihu Memorial Sculpture Park

Cihu Memorial Sculpture Park, Daxi

Cihu Memorial Sculpture Park

Cihu Memorial Sculpture Park
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,923 contributions
Statues represent Chiang's fall from grace
Jan 2019 • Friends
Those of us who have a connection with Taiwan going back many years with recall how the people of Taiwan were too frightened of Chiang Kai-shek to even say his name out loud. It is thus not surprising that the many statues of the Genealissimo were removed when he fell from grace. But happily -- I think -- many statues were not destroyed but moved to this fascinating sculpture park. I have no idea how many statues the park holds, hundreds, maybe thousands. It's a good place to stroll and reflect just how far Taiwan has come since the "Old President" left us. By the way, entry is gratis.
Written January 25, 2019
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Simon W
Singapore, Singapore223 contributions
Very Nice Park
Oct 2018 • Family
This is the Cihu Sculpture Park which runs next to the Cihu Lake. The Park is peppered with statues of the late Chiang Kai-shek. There are hundreds of them big and small. The park itself is well maintained and beautifully adorn with flowers. Little streams run through the park. A great place to enjoy the fresh air and snap lots of photos.
Written October 20, 2018
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WeiYang C
167 contributions
Statue everywhere
Jan 2018
This place is more leisure place, if have time go for a walk is okay. Not very recommended to go if your trips is short, the only thing worth to see here is the memorial.

By the way is free entry.
Written August 17, 2018
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ChungkaiSin
Hong Kong, China278 contributions
Legacy of the Chiang
Jun 2018 • Couples
There are hundreds or thousands of President Chiang’s statutes in schools or public buildings all over Taiwan. Many of these have been removed or destroyed. Some of these have been donated or relocated to this park.
Written June 12, 2018
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,923 contributions
Resting place for Chiang Kai-shek statues
Apr 2018 • Friends
During the rule of President Chiang Kai-shek (1928-1975) and his son President Chiang Ching-kuo (1978-1988) statues of these rulers abounded. After Taiwan's democratisation, many people showed their resentment of the Chiangs' authoritarian rule by vandalising the statues. So, they were collected and installed at the Cihu Memorial Sculpture Park. I am glad that the statues were not simply discarded, they make an interesting display. As for Chiang Ching-kuo, he put Taiwan on the road to democracy and deserves respect for that. Cihu is not far from Taoyuan City.
Written April 26, 2018
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MandC0218
Riverside, CA6,726 contributions
Scenic Park , Odd Tribute to Former Dictator
Feb 2018 • Family
It was amazing to see and enjoy this scenic park , but odd to know this is the home to hundreds of Chiang Kai-shek statues banished from other places in Taiwan . There is a charming bridge, a quaint lake ,and , of course statue after statue of the former dictator. Make sure to visit when you are in the area and to look into the history a well.
Written March 19, 2018
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James C
Melbourne, Australia672 contributions
Leisure park, but dark history behind it
Jan 2018 • Family
The park was built, linking two temples of the former dictators of Taiwan, and the park was built for leisurely walking purpose for tourists, many dark history attach to it from the former two dictators, interestingly the park also becomes collection point of the statutes of the two former dictators as the statutes of the dictators used to be all over Taiwan but getting vandalised, graffiti frequently after Taiwan reform in the late 80s. The former county government then volunteer pick up the reminder statutes and place them in this park , that didn't stop vandalising, in fact helps vandals to come vandal in one location instead! I personally sympathy with the vandalism as the dictator did damage Taiwan in many ways over the decades. The park is popular with Chinese tourists.
Written February 28, 2018
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MirlZ
Singapore66 contributions
Leisure walk, walk to Daxi Old Street from here
Nov 2017 • Friends
We stopped by here as we were going to Daxi Old Street which is just a short distance away.

There's a lot of statues of historical figures around here, and its a nice small greenery land for you to have a leisure walk around. There are also small posts around the statues to describe who they are and also a short history piece here and there.

Personally we didn't spend much time here as it's not quite our thing, the area is quite small, but there are a number of benches around so you can take a rest. You can make a quick stop around here to take a quite look around.
Written February 28, 2018
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Letranger90
Hong Kong, China311 contributions
The ultimate in Installation art
Aug 2017 • Friends
Chiang Kai Shek's portrait hung over Tiananmen before it was replaced by Mao's and in 3 decades of rule in Taiwan, statues of him were everywhere on the island. The democratic party that defeated Chiang's nationalists in 2000 arranged the donation of about 100 of those statues to a park around Chiang's mausoleum. As installation art, this is definitely worth a visit.
Written August 15, 2017
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Emmanuel N
Sydney, Australia4,129 contributions
Very Interesting!
Jan 2017 • Friends
I thought the place is interesting, though some might feel it is too much patriotism. But i think the place is rather serene and good to take pictures. Nice empty lands to take pictures and it is very interesting to see how Chiang Kai Shiek is portrayed by different era and different places and different people.
Written January 8, 2017
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