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Grass Mountain Chateau 草山行館

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Tuesday: 10:00 – 17:00

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Introduction

Genuineness: An example of the natural construction method
Harmony: A cultural arena where the old and new meet
Beauty: A secret garden with a vibrant ecological system
that withstands the test of time and remains subtly elegant

The Grass Mountain is not a mountain, but a valley encircled by three mountains (Datun, Qixing and Shamao mountains). When China’s Nationalist Government relocated to Taiwan in 1949, the then-President Chiang Kai-shek moved into the quiet Grass Mountain Chateau, previously a guest house of Taiwan Sugar Company. Perched strategically on the mountaintop, the chateau commands a view of such natural phenomena as the Guandu Plain, Shezidao and Mt. Guanyin. Grass Mountain was renamed as Yangmingshan in 1950 in memory of the great philosopher Wang Yang-ming.
The 4,275 m2 Chateau has a Japanese-style main parlor which was common in the 1920s. Occupying an area of 584 m2 with aged trees by its gate, the main parlor is an embodiment of nostalgia that consists of the hallway, lobby, reception room, study room, bedroom, master bedroom, living room, guest room, kitchen, atrium, balcony, etc. The four smaller structures surrounding the main parlor, which had been the dormitories of Mr. Chiang’s bodyguards, were converted by the city government into artists’ studios as part of an aesthetic space. Eventually, those visiting the chateau will be able to engage themselves in unobstructed dialogues concerning ecology, culture and arts.

Information

Themes
Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-28622404
Address
No. 89, Hudi Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
Monday: Off day
Tuesday: 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 17:00
Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00

Services & Facilities

  • Venue rental
  • Toilets

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Review

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  2. 0 Poor
  3. 3 Average
  4. 10 Very good
  5. 8 Excellent

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  1. 5 Families
  2. 5 Couples
  3. 1 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 4 Friends
  • SurreyMasha

    Camberley, Reino Unido

    Traveler type:

    En familia

    Great place to have tea and cake!

    2019-04

    This is a lovely for tea. It is difficult to find and although there may be parking at the end of the road it is on you may have to walk a bit. There we great views and the ambiance is lovely. We had teas and coffee with a cake shared between 3. They are large pieces very well presented. It is not cheap about 200 dollars for a drink. The whole building is very interesting with lots of exhibits
  • CharmingHoney

    Manila, Filipinas

    entrance fee-Consumable

    2018-06

    this place is hidden, not noticeable from the main road unless you really searched for it. This place is good for quiet moment, meditation, art appreciation. There is an entrance fee but it is consumable, but the food in the café is a bit pricey.
  • kissane

    Perth, Australia

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    CKS first Taiwanese home

    2017-12

    I had given up looking for this and then found it by accident! (A comment on the quality of the signposting in Yangminshan park). This house high in the Yangminshan Park has great views across to Taipei, but they were less impressive the day I was there, because of inclement weather. It's a lovely house, well renovated and has some interesting histories of Chiang-Kai Shek and his wife. I decided to stay for lunch, which was pleasant enough, even if a bit overpriced, and so was allowed to wander through the house without an additional charge. The house was originally Japanese, I think, but was commandeered by CKS when he came to Taiwan and was his residence for a year or so. Consequently, some significant world leaders of the day visited him in the house, and for some time afterwards when it reverted to being a summer retreat. Better to visit on a nice day, I think and maybe wise to reserve a place so that you get a table with a view (although there is an outside area from which the view can be enjoyed as well).
  • Nyson

    Hong Kong, China

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Good view

    2017-05

    This is one of the residents of the Chiang's couple. Located on the Grass mountain with fresh air and good view. It's a small museum and with coffee shop. It's good to spend a couple of hours to enjoy the environment with coffee or tea. They also have meal service as well.
  • Florence B

    Beijing

    Traveler type:

    En familia

    Beautiful, Serene Terrasse with a Panoramic View and More

    2017-03

    This was our second visit in the last six months to this historic, former residence of Chiang Kai Shek and we enjoyed it the second time around even more than the first. The historic building was rebuilt after it burned down. Each room of the residence is beautifully furnished and the paintings on the walls are exquisite. There is a video and old pictures are displayed explaining the historical importance of this site. We ate a three course lunch sitting on the small terrasse admiring the panoramic vista. The food was tasty and the service impeccable. The whole atmosphere was very serene. The small gift shop carries very original postcards which can make good gifts.

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