Formerly named Biwei, Cihu Presidential Burial Palace is the temporary burial place of the late President Chiang-Kai Shek. Local villagers used to call it the ‘cave mouth’ as it is located next to the exit of Baiji Tunnel. Situated in Daxi Township in Taoyuan, the remains of the president were placed here as he once remarked that it reminded him of his beloved hometown Fenghua in eastern China. In 1962, the place was renamed ‘Cihu’, which means ‘benevolent lake’, in memory of his mother’s love and kindness.
The area became ‘Cihu Mausoleum’ when it was chosen to be the temporary resting place for Chiang, who wanted to be buried in his hometown eventually once [Read more…]