228 Peace Memorial Park is a historical site located in the heart of the city of Taipei, Taiwan. The park is decorated with ponds and colourful Chinese pavilions. It contains memorials to victims of the February 28, 1947 incident. February 28 Incident (also known as the 228 incident) was an anti-government uprising in Taiwan. It first began in 27th of February 1947, and the Kuomintang-led Republic of China government violently suppressed the movement. This caused the death of thousands of civilians. The turmoil and massacre was a radical move of the Kuomintang-led party and for years it was a banned to discuss openly. The horrific event also marked the beginning of Kuomintang's White Terror period in Taiwan. Around 70 years since that event, Taiwan’s politics, society and economy has significantly improved. Now in Taiwan, the 228 incident can be openly discussed, and the 28th of February each year is made as an official public holiday. The serenity of the 228 Peace Park now serves as a small escape for the business of the city.
How to get there:
The closest metro station to get to the park and museum is either Taipei Main station or Xiaonanmen station. It is around 5 minutes from the metro.
228 Peace Memorial Park, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan
A Little Resting Place
Address: 228 Peace Memorial Park, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan
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