228 Peace Memorial Park, Taipei

228 Peace Memorial Park, Taipei (must see)

228 Peace Memorial Park was the first European-style urban park in Taiwan, placed on the grounds of the Colonial Governor's Office (today's Presidential Office Building). Its name comes from the day (February 28, 1947) the historic White Terror period of Taiwan began. Thousands of Taiwanese were killed or imprisoned during an anti-government uprising that began when protesters took over the radio station that was established in this park. The park occupies 71,520 sq m and houses Taipei 228 Memorial Museum and a number of memorials to victims of those events. The park also has a bandshell and exercise areas.

Why You Should Visit:
One of Taipei's favorite parks and a respite from the busy city roads – from the gorgeous lake pagoda to the Reiki stone area. Truly peaceful.

Tip:
Buy takeaway meals/drinks from nearby shops and go for a quiet picnic. Bring nuts also (ONLY plain nuts or dried fruits!) as squirrels will actually eat them from your hands! Public toilets available.
Be sure to try and 'walk the stones' to the bell at one end of the park – it hits all the pressure points on your feet (if walking barefoot or in your socks) but a good little cultural experience to share with your friends!

Opening Hours:
The park is open 24/7

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228 Peace Memorial Park on Map

Sight Name: 228 Peace Memorial Park
Sight Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Taipei, Taiwan

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Create Your Own Walk in Taipei

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Museums Tour

Museums Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
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ZhongZheng District Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 Km or 3.4 Miles

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