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Back Cihu(後慈湖)

Traveler rating:4.5 33 Reviews


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Untouched for half a century —exploration of the military area.

Visit the war preparedness office and get a glimpse of the old-time glory days of Family Chiang.

Walk the 2-km ecological trail to experience the charm of the old-growth forest.

Enjoy a romantic night in May with the dreamy view of fireflies lighting up.


After the military ban was lifted, the mysterious Back Cihu finally unveiled its unspoiled beauty; it is now open to the public. Back Cihu is a small lake along which President Chiang Kai-Shek would stroll or row a boat with the late first lady Chiang. After entering Back Cihu Park from the side gate of Front Cihu Park, tourists will start a 2-kilometer walk over a small hill. In addition to the fascinating scenery along the trail, the commander’s office, bunkers, checkpoint gates, and offices left from the Era of Martial Law are definitely worth visiting. 

Since 2009, Back Cihu has been open to the public by the Taoyuan City Government, and 5 official residences have been retained to reconstruct the history of Back Cihu and President Chiang’s family life, as well as their living space. 

The Park contains a wide variety of fauna and flora, including giant woods spiders, birds and frogs. Strolling along the forest trails shaded by Taiwan incense cedars, tourists can appreciate not only the reflection of the scenery in the lake, but also a presidential leisure activity in Back Cihu.



TEL 03-3359031
FAX 03-3333184
Opening Hours Application time from 09:00 to 24:00


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Traveler rating:4.5 33 Reviews Write a Review

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  • 619jeffry

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    Friends getaway

    Take a stroll in the mountains

    Traveler rating:5 2019-01

    Houcihu is a trail in the hills near Daxi. It is a very pleasant walk. You will have a guide. Unfortunately, English is almost entirely lacking. You will probably see some historic sights connected to Chiang Kai-shek. Chinese people call this sort of outing "pa shan" or "mountain climbing," although they are more hills than mountains Anyone of average fitness can handle this outing.


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    Traveler rating:4 2020-08

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    Traveler rating:4 2019-10

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    Traveler rating:5 2019-10

  • Jung-Chen69

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    Traveler rating:4 2019-09

    在導覽先生的帶領下來到這美麗的後慈湖,一路上蟲鳴鳥叫,風景宜人,配上陣陣的涼風和炎熱的氣候,度過令人愉快的假期😊這個地方值得未曾去過的人們可利用閒暇時間去走走, 體驗一下老蔣總統生活的歷史😄

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