Attractions in Hangzhou
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Chiang Ching-kuo’s former residence
Chiang Ching-kuo (1910-1988), Kuomingtang politician and leader, was the son of President Chiang Kai-shek. He succeeded his father to power, serving as Premier of the Republic of China in Taiwan from 1972 to 1978, and President of the Republic of China from 1978 until his death in 1988.
This two-storey western style house was finished in 1931, it’s located just beside the Broken Bridge, at the foot of Baochu Hill. The entire West Lake scenery can be viewed from its balcony on the second floor. After the success of resisting war to Japanese invaders, Chiang Ching-kuo came to Hangzhou with his family, the mayor of that time gave this house to Chiang, standing with his father Chiang Kai-shek’s Cheng Lu villa, at the other side of the West Lake. Most of trees in the garden were planted by Chiang Ching-kuo himself. Now this house is being protected by the government, no occupancy but available to rent.
Address: 7 Shihan Road (at Broken Bridge)