Taiwan reopens Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum

After activists vandalized CKS tomb with red paint in Feb., visitors can now view coffin through glass window

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(CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mausoleum of former Taiwan military and political leader Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) in Cihu Park, Taoyuan reopened July 8 for public viewing after being defaced earlier this year.

The tomb closed Feb. 28 after a group of activists flicked red paint on the coffin to symbolize blood shed during the Feb. 28 Massacre in 1947 orchestrated by Chiang. The Taoyuan Tourism Bureau hopes the tomb will continue to be visited, according to CNA.


(CNA image)

As a new security measure, visitors can now view the tomb through a glass window in the surrounding courtyard. Access to the room housing the tomb will be open only three days a year: Jan. 13, April 15, Oct. 31.


(Wikimedia Commons image)

Tourism and police departments will station customer service teams around the Cihu Park, which hosts the mausoleum, Cihu Lake, Cihu Memorial Sculpture Park, to protect the natural beauty of the environment and cultural relics, said the Taoyuan Tourism Bureau.

The park is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.