－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.
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.
- Visitor Center
- Introductory Lecture
- Viewing Deck
- Bus Station
- Parking Lot
- Hiking Trail
Great view, all natural.The park is free and there is plenty of great view shot to take, from the interior of the parks, all the way to the shots of the valley. Optionally you can decide to take the hike of 2.5km down to the hanging bridge to have more photos and enjoy the hike, It cost about NT100 and you will need to hike all the way up though.
Scenic ...but...Its a scenic place, but with rather dark and sad history, I will unfortunately need to be harsh with its dark history, its the mansion of a Chinese dictator, using former mayor's house, and built an expensive air raid shelter/emergency escape tunnel under the mansion. Its amazing to see the mansion, see the air raid shelter/emergency escape tunnel under the mansion, but the dark history behind it, its kinda dark.
Union City, California
Gorgeous views and beautiful scenesJiaobanshan Park , also known as Fuxing Park, is located on the southwest side of Mt. Jiaoban. Jiaobanshan Park is known for beautiful maple trees, pine trees, and plum trees. The park changes its color throughout different season. The designed sculpture park corresponds with the natural scenery in harmony. And the local native culture awaits your exploration. Chiang Kai-shek(former Taiwan President) and Madame Chiang each respectively planted a banyan tree in October of 1950 in front of “Taizilou” (means the prince’s building in Chinese). After decades, the branches of trees tangles and hold each other after many years, like a couple affectionately holding each other; therefore it’s called “Embracing Couple” banyan trees. It is both historical and natural wonder, a must visit attraction in Jiaobanshan Park.
lovely relaxing placedo visit the little cafe serving tea and coffee. cherry blossoms if you come in the right season. :)
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