2-28 Memorial Museum
2-28 Peace Memorial Park
Established in 1908, this was the first urban public park in Taiwan built on European models. Known as Taihoku (Taipei) Park under the...
Presidential Office Building
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National Taiwan Museum
Established in 1908 as Taiwan's first public museum, the present location in 2-28 Park hails from 1915. Unless there is a special...
Lao Pai Gongyuan Hao
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Xiangyi Vegetarian Heaven
Easily one of the best vegetarian buffets in Taipei, this narrow two-storey restaurant is usually crowded, with the ground-floor seating...
2-28 Memorial Museum information
Located inside the 2-28 Park, the 2-28 Memorial Museum offers an explanation of the events of the 28 February 1947 massacre and the repercussions that followed. Acknowledgement of the 2-28 incident was a pivotal part of Taiwan's transformation from dictatorship to democracy.
Though there is little in the way of English signage in the museum, a very good multilingual walking tour device is available. In addition to the 2-28 incident itself, displays cover the drive for self-rule in Taiwan in the 1920s and '30s, and the role radio played in society at the time. The museum building itself was once the Taiwan Radio Station, and it was from here that KMT officials tried to calm the masses as panic swept the island.