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Cihu Mausoleum(慈湖陵寢(前慈湖))

Traveler rating:4 80 Reviews


Posted Date:2016-01-27

Popularity: 3357

Friday: 09:00 – 17:00

Attraction Highlights
-Commemorate Former President Chiang Kai-shek in the solemn hall.
-Charisma overflow! Gun tossing show for changing of the guard.
-Look at the Jiangnan scenery!  Green lake and mountains as well as Fujian-Zhejiang mixed-style architecture.

Cihu Mausoleum is known as the final resting place of the late President Chiang Kai-Shek, as well as a place for anyone who would like to pay tribute to this significant person in history. Because the picturesque lake view and hanging willows reminded President Chiang of his hometown, Fenghua County of Zhejiang Province in China, and his benevolent mother, he renamed this place as Cihu (benevolent lake) and built a residence in the Min-nan- and Zhejiang-style architecture, which was converted into his mausoleum after his death in 1975. 

Cihu is divided into the front and back lakes; they are connected by a stream. Surrounded by lush mountains, Cihu offers beautiful natural scenery all year round
Cihu Memorial Sculpture Park was founded in 1997 and the Park displays more than 100 statues of President Chiang that have been donated by schools or institutions throughout Taiwan, from bust, full-size, sitting to equestrian ones, each one indirectly illustrates Taiwan’s political history.
Besides paying tribute to the late President, the guard-changing ceremony is definitely a must-see! The guards of honor are composed of representatives of the Armed Forces, namely the army, navy and air force. Every hour, the honor guards change their shift and perform the bayonet drill exercise, making the ceremony the most popular show that attracts the attention of tourists from all over the world.


TEL 03-3883552
Opening Hours Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00
Monday: 09:00 – 17:00
Tuesday: Break time
Wednesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday: 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00


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Traveler rating:4.0 80 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 4 Terrible
  2. 1 Poor
  3. 12 Average
  4. 26 Very good
  5. 37 Excellent

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  1. 24 Families
  2. 15 Couples
  3. 11 Solo
  4. 6 Business
  5. 15 Friends
  • fudavidc

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Historical place

    Traveler rating:5 2019-04

    Its the place you must go If you feel interested by Taiwan's history, the park is quite big and beautiful. peaceful place.
  • 619jeffry

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Tranquil setting for late President's final resting place

    Traveler rating:5 2019-01

    The late President Chang Kai-shek is interred here. The setting very peaceful. After the old President's tomb was vandalized with spray paint, you can not longer get close to the tomb, but you can see a cross through the glass. The military honor guard changes on the hour from 9 am to 5 pm, it is well worth seeing. These days, there are also police roaming around. The mausoleum is Chiang's final resting place, he will not be returning to mainland China. The mausoleum is classed as an historic monument. Entry is gratis.
  • hunter_torqs

    Mindanao, Philippines

    best to watch the changing of guards

    Traveler rating:5 2018-08

    best to watch the changing of guards at 5pm, start the bus ride here since this is near the last stop.
  • Simon W

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Nice Stroll in the Park

    Traveler rating:4 2018-10

    On my way to La La Mountain to pick peaches, we stop by the Cihu Mausoleum to see the resting place of the late Chiang Kai-shek. Weather was cool and nice. The walk to the mausoleum was very easy and handicap-friendly. From the gate to the Mausoleum will take about 15 minutes. You will walk pass Cihu lake and see some black swans there. The highlight is the hourly change of guards. A good photo-op. Plenty of parking space if you rent a car.

    Hong Kong, China

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    3 to 4 hours of wakk

    Traveler rating:3 2018-06

    It is nice to spend the morning or afternoon to walk around the front or back lakes. Scenic and eat walk but you need to book in advance. There are limited entry quota per day. Plan your trip. It is the tombs of the father and son president of Chiang. If you like to learn a little history about the two presidents, this might be one option.

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