The former official residence of Chiang Kai-shek and Madam Chiang maintains a quiet and attractive garden. The garden is full of plums, chrysanthemums and roses favored by the Chiang couple. Flowers bloom according to season and make for a stunning view throughout much of the year.
Shilin Official Residence was originally the "Shilin Horticultural Experiment Branch" during the Japanese era. Reconstructed and completed in 1950, it became an official residence of President Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Soong Mei-ling, and acquired its current name. In early 2005, Shilin Official Residence was a national-designated historic site. Shilin Official Residence has become famous as one of Taipei’s ecological parks since it opened to the public in 1996, and the rose garden contains a wide range of roses. A rose exhibition is held here from March to April every year, and attracts many flower-lovers. Aside from the rose exhibition, other seasonal flower exhibitions are also held here, such as orchid and chrysanthemum exhibitions. If you are a flower-lover or a skilled gardener, you must not miss these delightful flower exhibitions. Apart from flowers, there is another major attraction at the residence, namely Victory Chapel. The chapel was where Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Soong Mei-ling worshiped every Sunday. Thanks to the Chiang family’s colorful and mysterious history and the vibrant colors of the garden nearby, Victory Chapel has become a popular site for the wedding photographs of brides and grooms to be.
No. 60, Fulin Rd., Taipei
MRT Station：MRT Shilin Station - On foot 10 min.