Take a break in 228 Peace Memorial Park
Are you tired of the hustle and bustle in city? However, you always say that you don’t have any free time to relax yourself. You think you are too busy to spare time for outdoor activities. Even you might complain that it takes much time to arrive the destination. Then I strongly suggest you to visit 228
What’s so special?
There are numerous valuable cultural relics, from under the rule of Chin Emperor to present days. You can appreciate all of these in one time. For instance, the National Taiwan Museum built by Japanese, the 1st steam locomotive “Teng-Yung”, gifts from Manchukuo---two copper buffaloes in front of the National Taiwan Museum, and of course, the 228 Memorial Monument!
Why do I choose the spot?
1.Located in downtown, therefore, almost every road leads to there. It’s easy to go and visit.
2.There are many valuable cultural relics. Such as governors from Chin Emperor, colony under Japanese, and the present government R.O.C. which “once ruled” or “rules”
3.For my personal reason, the 228
The must-visiting spots
There are three spots visitors should take a look. The first place is
The second place is Taipei 228 Monument. The reason why the government constructed it was that the governmental officers wanted to soothe the family in the incident, and apologize to the community that they had overreacted to confiscate illegal cigarettes, which result in the tragedy of 228. The monument was built in 1997. There are many profound meanings in its outlook. For instance, the unit of the monument is cube, meaning the mistakes of 228 incident are caused by man----unnatural. The two palms on the monument suggest the deep agony from the family about the incident. The deafening waterfall inside symbolizes people of the incident warning posterities not to make the same mistakes again. The 228 incident is truly a sad story in this island. Also, if visitors want to know more about cause and effect of the incident, they can visit Taipei 228 Memorial Museum. There are many historical documents about the incident in it.
You would never visit 228
its playground, where I spent much
time with my family and took the most pictures! On the way, there
are plenty of trees on the sidewalk. Sometimes you will find squirrels
jumping between trees and climb down wondering if you bring some
special snacks for them. You will see how lovely they are! On holidays, the
playground is full of children’s laughter. The slides and swings are the hottest
entertainment facilities. Old as it looks, many children like it very much. When
I was little, I liked the swing the most. Feeling the warm wind passing by my
hair, and laughing joyfully, I felt my vexation going with the wind. Nowadays,
every time I walk by the slides and the swings, I think of my lightheartedness in my childhood. Their cute and
innocent actions really delight me, for the joy and smiles are contagious!
Besides the mentioned above, there are still many places you can visit, such as the open-air music hall, pavilion on a small lake, a temple of Groundskeeper God and so on. The 228 Peace Memorial Park is indeed a retreat in
How to get there?
1.By MRT: exit 1 or exit 4 of NTU Hospital Station
2. By Bus: (1) at
(2) at 228 Peace Park(On
15,22,18,257,276,513,640,835,220,247,287,Xinyi Main Line