- 藝文館所 親子共遊
Unusual museum, very well presentedA small museum, rather hard to find (though I have no smart phone and I did make the mistake of going to the wrong MRT station - for the record you need Zhongshan Junior High School not Zhongshan Elementary School!) Very informative video relates the life and death of Nylon Cheng in 20 minutes, then you get to see the very office where he committed his final act of protest. It is a very moving experience. The exhibition is in Chinese but a very helpful member of the staff talked me through it over about half an hour or so. I was prompted to go here after seeing an excellent bust if Nylon Cheng at the 228 Museum. After inquiring of volunteer there who the gentleman was she told me a little of his story and then gave me details of this museum. Thank you Madam! Taiwanese people are so friendly. Great museum, it's free though I gave a small donation. See the pictures btw - you have to ring the buzzer - it's just one floor in what appears to be a residential block of flats. 10/10.
Most amazing museum you'll never find in a guidebookI heard about this museum from a former English language volunteer. This was the highlight of my trip to Taipei, it's extremely moving and definitely belongs in a top 5 list for the historically minded traveler. Obviously it is a little too shocking to be found in a guidebook, though. The museum is located in the actual apartment that Nylon Cheng burnt down when he self-immolated. It contains many real burnt letters, recovered from the apartment, of his correspondence with Amnesty International and other international organizations. There is not a lot of English guidance, but right now there is a movie exhibit in the entrance room and they can play an English movie for you if you ask. It's a small place but emotionally powerful and free to visit.
Seattle, Washington, United States
A beautiful man worth recognition for freedom fighters everywhere.We were lucky enough to hear about this site from a volunteer at the 228 Memorial Peace Museum. She said, "if you are interested to learn more, follow up here." Of course I was. :D It took awhile to find as this history is still new in Taiwan after having been oppressed for over 40 years. The memorial is in the actual building of Nylons magazine and where he immolated himself. Words cannot describe. Other than 228, I left with tears in my eyes. This is not for the fairweather traveler, rather, for those of us who want to immerse ourselves in the human struggle and for those who support the ones who have fought so hard for the things many of us now take for granted. Long live Nylon and his message!
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