3D war preparedness tunnel invites you to travel back to wartime.
Disclosure: things you don't know about Family Chiang.
As the white plum blossoms flutter in the sky, a love song of the plum orchard is made.
The first sculpture park built by 12 world-class artists.
The only camphor office left in Taiwan helps you get a glimpse of the glory days of the camphor industry in the 19th century.
Time travel back to half a century ago with the Chiangs and get a sneak peek at the first family’s daily life during wartime. You can also take a look at Xikou from atop which reminded Chiang Kai-Shek of his hometown greatly. These are not taught in history textbooks!Did you know that Chiang’s military command post was stormed by an army of animals? Jiabanshan military tunnel next to Jiabanshan Residence was built in 1963 as a contingency plan to ensure the president’s safety. It also serves as a command post if war broke out. Today, the intensity and sternness of the place has worn out. Instead of real enemies, a troop of animal figures comprised of clouded leopard, pangolin, Taiwan black bear and many other Taiwanese endemics surrounds the base, adding a fun element to this historical site. Entering the 20-meter long underground tunnel gives you a chill. A 100-meter wide interactive 3D mural reverses time back to 50 years ago. In front of the signs that say “Never Forget National Humiliation” and “Be Loyal to the ”, you now act as commander! Dodge bullets, look out for ambushing underwater soldiers, climb rope from an emergency helicopter, you name it! Welcome to the imaginary military world!
The emergency footpath next to the tunnel leads back to Jiaobanshan Residence where history is told through graphic, audio and video materials. You can learn more about Chiang not only in politics but also his loving image when interacting with kids and family. The Sculpture Park next to Jiaobanshan Residence is the first of its kind in Taiwan which accommodates art installations of 12 world-class artists. The sculptures blend perfectly with the nature. Greeneries in the park include pine, cypress, plum and bamboo, creating unique seasonal scenery. The Japanese building next to the Visitor Center, the Camphor Lab is the last remaining Camphor Office in Taiwan. The old camphor tree that stands at the door is the only living witness of the once prosperous camphor industry in 19th century. The Camphor Exhibition Center (originally the Security Dormitory) nearby displays the process of extracting camphor and relative historical facts.
It is a renowned plum blossom spot in Northern Taiwan. White plum flowers blossom from late December to January in the following year, during which, the garden turns white as if covered in snow.
It is where Chiang and his wife enjoyed the view of Xikou in their leisure time. After Chiang passed away, his son Chiang Ching-Kuo would often come to the pavilion and reminisce about his parents. He wrote “Mei Tai Si Qin” (reminiscing parents on plum terrace)
It is a 165-meter wood path west of Siqin Pavilion originally designed as an emergency exit trail for Chiang to take refuge via Dahan River. It passes through a bamboo forest.
Monday: 09:00 – 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday: 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00
- Visitor Center
- Introductory Lecture
- Viewing Deck
- Bus Station
- Parking Lot
- Hiking Trail