Over the Double Ten holiday weekend we took a trip out to Cihu Presidential Mausoleum in Taoyuan County. The site serves as the temporary resting place of the late President Chiang Kai-shek [ 蔣介石 / 蔣中正]. Statues of Chiang Kai-shek removed from parks and schools may find themselves here.
Cihu [慈湖] is the name of the eight acre lake near the tomb-site. Chiang chose this area as an official residence because the scenery reminding him of his hometown of Fenghua [奉化] in Zhejiang Province [浙江省].
In addition to swans, the area also had a lot of interesting insects that I have only just begun to sort through.
Although many ROC flags were put up along streets around Taiwan because of the Double Ten holiday, I’m pretty confident these ones are here all the time:
As you can see, many Taiwanese took advantage of the three-day holiday to visit Chiang’s tomb. Cathy and I even met an older couple from Xiamen [廈門] traveling Taiwan on their own.
Next up was the Garden of Generalissimos:
This giant looks like it will take some time to put back together:
The Generalissimo waves a final goodbye: