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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. Use our Taipei vacation trip planner to add Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and other attractions to your Taipei vacation plans.
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  • Besides Taipei 101, I think this is a place that you must visit in Taipei. It is massive and spectacular!  more »
  • Allow time to enjoy the relaxing ambience of the park there. The morning we visited, there were women practicing Japanese drumming. Lots of shade and benches The monument is huge. It was thrown up qui...  more »
  • Worth every hour on the hour show, were made of the soldier is! From the view direction of the gate is also wonderful!
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  • If you have any interest in the civil war that occurred in China or the creation of Taiwan, this place is a must visit and I would strongly suggest this being part of an itinerary visiting many key sites in areas such as Chongqing in China and throughout Taiwan. I love history and this was a key area to visit and I was impressed with what was on offer here and being able to view the impressive changing of the guard. Absolutely beautiful area worth the visit just for the views and the architecture not to mention the other key buildings nearby. A key figure in Taiwan and well worth learning about but be wary of the propaganda which is only matched by that which you will see in China when you seek to learn about the civil war.
  • I visited this place 36 years ago at age 7. I still remember the changing of the guard. Great exhibits. My parents said I kept asking questions about C. K. S. That they had a delightful time with this 7 year old in a museum for once. I would love to go back now that I understand the history and conflict surrounding such a charismatic leader
  • definitely a must go. the place is huge and the buildings are really majestic. if you want to see the change of guard, do take note of your time there as they will change hourly on the dot. the place is great if you want to take panoramic shots as well. there is a museum at the white building which is free! you'll probably spend about 2 hours there to look at the exhibitions too. to get there easily just take the metro line. its just a 1 minute walk out of the station.
  • Come in the evening right around sunset! Not only will you not be disappointed but there will be less people. Makes for a stunning view (great for photographers) and a peaceful evening. Favorite spot along my trip in the city. Has its own metro stop and is short walking distance to Presidential Hall.
  • Beautiful architecture​ in classic Chinese style. I was disappointed with the coy pond. Although very picturesque, there is a sewer manhole that protrudes from the coy pond. The protrusion messes-up the view.