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Chiang Kai-shek Shilin Residence Park 士林官邸公園

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4 298 Reviews

Sunday: 08:00 – 19:00

3.7

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Introduction

he CKS Shilin Residence Park is located in Shilin District, to the southeast of where Section 5, Zhongshan N. Road and Fulin Road meet. Surrounded by the Fushan hills, this 9.28-hectare park was named after the late R.O.C. President Chiang Kai-shek, who lived on its premises in 1950. It has well-preserved, enchanting scenic resources both in the outer and inner gardens, the principal room, the greenhouse for potted orchids, the rose garden, Victory Chapel, the New Orchid Pavilion and the Ciyun Pavilion, due to construction projects or renovations having been prohibited in the neighborhood for national security reasons. The Chinese-style inner garden is landscaped with a stream running under an artificial bridge, rock gardens, peculiarly shaped rocks, and a red-painted Chinese summerhouse, whereas the European-style outer garden with carpet bed of exuberant flowers, serves as a theme venue for the annual chrysanthemum exhibitions. The rose garden features 200 species and 4,000-odd plants with roses of varied hues during the peak blooming period from November through April, and was Madame Chiang’s favorite location for leisurely strolls. While the Chiang family was baptized in a Christian ceremony and held worship services in the Victory Chapel, the New Orchid Pavilion (aka Longevity Pavilion) is a Chinese-style quadrangular structure built in 1950 to host Mr. Chiang’s birthday celebrations; it also serves as a venue for various orchid shows. On Mt. Fushan is the Ciyun Pavilion, a two-story square summerhouse built in memory of Mr. Chiang’s mother. After being open to the public in 1996, the CKS Shilin Residence Park has undergone many continued renovation projects to become a scenic, recreational spot in downtown Taipei with enhanced quality and quantity of services, besides brilliant zoning and construction plans.

Information

Themes
Outing Locations Family Activities
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
03、04、10、05、11
Address
Southeast of the intersection of Sec. 5, Zhongshan N. Rd. and Fulin Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday: 08:00 – 19:00
Monday: 08:00 – 19:00
Tuesday: 08:00 – 19:00
Wednesday: 08:00 – 19:00
Thursday: 08:00 – 19:00
Friday: 08:00 – 19:00
Saturday: 08:00 – 19:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Shilin

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Review

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Traveler rating

  1. 1 Terrible
  2. 6 Poor
  3. 60 Average
  4. 124 Very good
  5. 107 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 84 Families
  2. 52 Couples
  3. 43 Solo
  4. 4 Business
  5. 72 Friends
  • Joseph P

    Manila, Filipinas

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Flowers in bloom

    2019-12

    The park is so nice. Though crowded., one can still witness the wonderful creation of human and nature. Nice park. And its free. Big chrysantemums
  • JoseLejinPJ

    Bengaluru, India

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Beautiful gardens in the site and nice to walk around here

    2019-04

    Good historical place to visit. Beautiful gardens in the site and nice to walk around here. The gardens include both Chinese and Western style horticulture. The Shilin Official Residence is the former residence of late Taiwan President Chiang Kai-shek located on Zhongshan North Road in Shilin District of Taipei. Site is open to the public and free entrance, but you need to take ticket to visit inside the residence building. Photos are not allowed inside the house. The residence is accessible within walking distance from Shilin MRT Station.
  • Noemi C

    historical visit

    2019-05

    i made my self clear to visit this place thinking i will be amaze of what inside this park but its so dissappointing because after of some hassle bussle just to reach this place my expectations about this shillin res park was different when i got there no flowers more on green i thought i can see a variety of flowers in bloom, maybe i came here late maybe i should go here on the first quarter of the year, nothing good to say and described about this place thats it and im sad
  • angeltespinosa

    Metro Manila, Philippines

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Sunny Day

    2019-05

    We went in May but the sun came out the day we visited. I recommend checking the weather before going. It is a big and beautiful garden so it's definitely picture worthy. I learned a lot from CKS's house. You can't bring in food nor take photos inside. We used our Taiwan 3 Day Pass so we didn't need to get tickets. It just got scanned by the entrance. I recommend at least an hour of exploring in this place.
  • KodoDrummer

    Yekaterinburg, Russia

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Beautiful park honouring the late Chiang Kai-shek

    2019-02

    The park has characteristics of a botanical garden, but is not as lush and well-maintained as most. Nice place for a walk. The official residence and information on the late Chiang Kai-shek is helpful on learning more on this honoured leader of Taiwan.

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