Taipei City, Taiwan
228 Peace Memorial Park (二二八和平公园)

A peaceful memorial remembering those that died in the war for civilian rights.

The serene, green oasis in the middle of Taiwan is not only a tranquil escape from the city. It also stands as a tribute to the February 28 incident, where civilians essentially demanded for their rights upon the ending of the Japanese Occupation. The European-style-park located in central Taiwan indeed provides locals and tourists alike a well-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of Taiwan’s concrete jungle. With its vast greenery and tranquil feel, it sure does continue to attract visitors who wish to simply relax and soak in the serene atmosphere the park has to offer.

A memorial to those who perished in the war for rights stands in the centre of this beautiful park, and also contains the Taipei 228 Memorial Museum and the National Taiwan Museum. The museum, while not as grand and elaborate as other, more prominent museums in the country, is effective in showcasing the events behind and the aftermath of the calamitous 2/28 incident. Displaying a host of photographs and archived video footage, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back into time as you discover more about this significant event that shaped the country’s development. So spend an afternoon getting to know Taiwanese history and culture, and enjoy the peace of the park knowing that this was a peace fought hard for.

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Tips Before You Go
The park is open on all days, apart from Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. If you’re looking for something to eat before and/or after your visit to the park, do check out the many of the local eateries present park premises, for they offer authentic Taiwanese cuisine at discounted prices!
100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District