Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei

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Surrounded by landscaped gardens and manicured walkways, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is dedicated to the country's former president and military leader. Better known as Jiang Zhongzheng in China, Chiang Kai-shek ruled China from Taiwan during the most of the "white terror" period from 1949 to 1987. A flight of 88 stairs--one for each year of Chiang's life--leads to the entrance of the white marble neo-classical palace. See a model of presidential office with a life-sized mannequin of Chiang and his two Cadillacs. The grandiose seated statue of the authoritarian leader in the main hall is always guarded by two soldiers, whose motionless postures make them look like statues coming alive every hour with the changing of the guard ceremony. Using our custom trip planner, Taipei attractions like Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Privileged that we were able to visit this place. You can witness how Taiwan rever their hero or you may say Taiwan's father  more »
  • It is recommended to go 15 minutes before every hour fit of the guard begins, so hopefully the good shooting location. Adjacent to Memorial is free, so if you have time, try touring. Eat snacks in the hotel's restaurant and souvenir shop.
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  • It is huge place. But you probably need to spend 30 minuets or so. This is one of the famous sightseeing place in Taipei but nothing much to do anything. Just take a picture and move on the next place...  more »
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  • A historical landmark in Taipei full of history, galleries, and architecture. Visiting at day or during the evening the impact of the light create impressive lines on the building. Invited artist like Mr. Chiang Long-Fang provide the creative message on the gallery walls as a demonstration of the Taiwanese culture. A place that must be check-in on your list during your visit to Taipei.
  • The gardens are nice and tranquil place to walk around. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. The monument is interesting and the exhibits are nice also. In the summer there is computer controlled water fountain next to one of the theaters, it's fun to take kids and play in the water. Just bring extra clothes.
  • Critical to bring umbrella, sunscreen and water, if you are planning to go on a relatively hot day or during the summer. Beware of long walks because the place is very spacious and the memorial hall is humongous compared to how the picture looks (I got deceived by the pictures until I saw it infront of my eyes. *The stairs is no joke especially when you walk a few miles or so to reach there.) Overall, an amazing experience with the real life soldiers that stood still WITHOUT BLINKING FOR HOURS. I am indeed impressed and feel quite scared when I saw that the soldier is not blinking and thought that he was a statue but no, he isn't.
  • This beautiful landmark and national monument is a popular tourist attraction. At the time of our visit (Dec 2017), the memorial hall was undergoing a renovation, thus the dark facade in my photos. Visitors are treated to a large open square, and beautiful gardens and architecture. There are tranquil ponds and small gardens surrounding the square.
  • Architecture, history, art and nature mix to give quite a memorable experience. Be prepared to find young students practicing some group dancing late in the evening. Beautiful at night time. I wasn’t able to try it because there was some annual painting going on, but there’s a cool sound effect you can do between the two buildings passing the main entrance.

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