Chiayi Park was established by the Japanese. It is found east of Chiayi City and is a favorite place of recreation for the locals. At first glance, it seems like an ordinary park – a place to laze around, sit on a bench, and read a book; a place where one can sit on the grass under the shade of trees; and a place where families come and children play about on the spacious ground. However, this park is anything but ordinary.
Yes, it is very much a park in many ways; it does have benches, clean grass, trees, and ponds, plus some Japanese style pavilions situated near the water. But there is more to the park than these. Chiayi Park encompasses some of the most important sites in the city. One of these is the Sun Shooting Tower, also called Chiayi Tower, which serves as the city’s landmark. The tower was built in [Read more…]