Not sure how many of you have made the trip to CKS’s tomb in Cihu, but it’s an adventure well worth undertaking, especially if you are in the Taipei/Taoyuan area.
For anyone who doesn’t know how to get there, you can take a train to Taoyuan from Taipei, and once at the Taoyuan train station, the quickest way to go directly to Cihu is to take a taxi. As I recall it was around NT600 each way, and the cab driver decided to hang out in Cihu since it was a beautiful day, so he waited for my friend and I to visit the grounds and then drove us back to the train station. The tomb is open until around 6 PM.
I thought the site was beautiful as it is quite secluded, has a lovely lake and several bridges, and you also have the chance to see about a hundred different CKS statues in different poses, fairly absurd, espeically the ones that make him look like “Jiang Yeye” Not quite the friendly grandfather.
The tomb itself is an appropriately serene setting, and has a guard.
Regardless of your political leanings, it makes an interesting trip. I certainly would want to see Mao’s gravesite as well when I have the chance. And apparently, Chiang is going to be moved soon to a new location.