Shilin Official Residence

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Shilin Official Residence information

Taipei , Taiwan
60 Fulin Rd
Getting there
Metro: Shilin
gardens free, house NT$100
Opening hours
8am-5pm Mon-Fri, to 7pm Sat & Sun
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For 26 years, this two-storey mansion and its elaborate Chinese- and Western-style gardens were once part of the official residence of Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Soong Mei-ling. Today the entire estate is a lovely public park and even the house itself is open, though it merely displays the rather humdrum domestic life, and middlebrow tastes, of the Chiangs.