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C.K.S. Shilin Residence Park

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Address: No.60 Fulin Rd., Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan
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Phone Number: 0228812512
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Must visit for history buffs

Well maintained. Has free audio guide in several languages. Lots of displays and well written signs. Easy to get to with metro. For history buffs I think it's worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2016
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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved our visit here, I just wish I had more time to explore. Lovely gardens. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the Soong Sisters which made our visit here even more special. Be sure you borrow a headset from the front desk of the residence as the stories you will here will really make this a special place.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very well maintained and is pleasant enough to wander around. The gardens are free to explore but the house costs 100TWD per person and has been painstakingly looked after. The somewhat over officious staff make sure everyone follows the rules inside, which includes no photos, something that I really do not understand here. Anyway, descriptions of the... More 

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Thank ExaminerUk
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the official residence of President Chiang Kai Shek and Mdm Soong Mei Ling after they retreated to Taiwan. The entire residence is well maintained with fortified ammunition proof walls to prevent air-strike etc. It was also said that there are tunnels built for escape purpose as well however, as tourist we are unable to verify this. There is... More 

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Taipei
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Well maintained. Has free audio guide in several languages. Lots of displays and well written signs. Easy to get to with metro. For history buffs I think it's worth the trip. Tells you a great story about a family's link/influence on end of dynasty, war torn china, and the transition to modern Taiwan. Has a nice garden to walk around... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Like most of Taipei's great places to visit, recent influx of Chinese tourists from Mainland has made a visit quite a hassle. The garden remains a place to visit, especially in the springtime. I do recommend to go there either in the morning or during lunch time as most tourists flock to restaurants.

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Taipei
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Following the retreat of the Chinese National Party government in 1949 when Mao Tse-tung proclaimed the communist People`s Republicof China, a single house in the garden was the heavily fortified residence of Chiang Kai shek and his wife ´, the "madam" There was even an artillery installation agains air attacks for the fear of assassination.. Today, this is a public... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The president's former residence was the highlight of the park. The house itself is not huge but the rooms are all very tastefully decorated. It's great that there are not many tourists there yet (but lots of prc tour groups in the park) and i hope it stays that way so this historical place can be well preserved. Five min... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

The residence was closed when I when to visit. The garden is free to visit. There are a lot of tour groups visiting the place passed by. Nice and peaceful gardens outside the residence. As you walk around, you tend to imagine and understand why they have such so many different gardens around the residence. Very peaceful, stress reliever!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

The house is closed during our visit this Chinese New Year. Luckily the gardens are open for viewing. It has corporates with a bear event, it was bear structure everywhere with different outfits. There are a few gardens in there, music garden, few musicians will be performing through out the day. Rose garden, pond garden, water fountain, flowers sculptures and... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Walk the grounds and enjoy a nice day. Lovely way to spend some time if the weather is nice. Worth a visit.

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