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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  • The place is beautiful with nice architecture and gardens. It was not crowded either. Great for taking nice pictures.  more »
  • My wife and I recently visited this large site while in Taiwan. The complex was built to honor Chiang Kai Shek, the late Taiwanese President. Many historical artifacts are in the main building. The gr...  more »
  • The area is a nice place for photographs as there are lots of space in between the building. The Memorial itself is also a great way to learn about of the history of Taiwan and Japan as well as local ...  more »
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  • Awesome area, beautiful will curated grounds. The music halls are beautiful and the memorial is so pretty. Everything is free. It will take at least half a day for exploring the whole area. A lot of tourists though and the elevators can be crowded. Would definitely visit again. Highly recommend coming here.
  • This park is beautiful and so well kept up. the museum is fun with rotating exhibits and several tourist shops and food shops. we live across the street and my little kids like to play on the huge rocks or at the fish pond with the tunnel and bridge. we wish there were a playground, but there are so many other attractions that we never run out of things to do. Each of the the buildings is beautiful traditional Chinese architecture, so it's a great spot for taking pictures too.
  • Huge area with ginormous buildings. Very cool place. Main building is being renovated though (2018/1/25) so not much to see on the outside. Inside on the other hand is nice. Many groups of people seem to be going there to practice dance or music and such things which makes it more interesting.
  • This place is so beautiful! The changing of the guard is a must see. If you get good weather the colors of the gardens really stand out. Apparently the national theatre there is really good if you are lucky enough to catch a show. Chiang Kai-Shek's museum underneath his monument is very detailed and had some really cool info on his upbringing and rise to power.
  • An iconic historical site that offers many information within each of the buildings there. The place is large and accommodating for hordes of tourists. If you need a little escape, head towards the greenery on the right and be treated with the sights of a lake and peaceful wildlife. A pity one of the buildings was under renovation when I was there though.

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