The Presidential Palace

China in the 21st CenturyCreated by Ted Mitchell

The Presidential Palace in Taipei, Taiwan
The Presidential Palace in Taipei, Taiwan

Presidential Palace Slideshow

Presidential Palace Photo Gallery (Downloadable Pictures)

At first glance the lovely 2-28 Peace Park doesn't seem more significant than any of the other dozen or so parks in Taipei. There's a band performance stage, some lovely shrines and pavilions, paths and playgrounds. But there is a certain air of solemnity to this place, for it is dedicated to the memory of a massacre that began on 28 February, 1947 (hence the 2-28), an event which heralded the start of Taiwan's martial-law era.
(Lonely Planet)