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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  • August 18, 2017
    The memorial is in remembrance of the President of China and its the one off white building. From the gate to the memorial there are two building laid side by side the big path leading to the memorial...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    It's hot as fire here in the middle of the afternoon during the summer, so bring lots of water and an umbrella, as there's very little shade and you have to cross an inferno of a piazza to get to the ...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Anyway, it was hot. Towards the bottom of this building is exhibition space. There is a strong image of the statue, under the floor and feel the history exhibit.
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  • May 12, 2017
    Bipolar. I remember coming here before when this place was well maintained and almost spotless. Now cracks are clearly visible on the vast outside concrete court, and the stairwells. Used to enjoy visiting the gift shops on the first floor, but it looks like they evicted most except a few that pretty much sells the same things. Naturally, there's a lot less people. Great place to escape the heat I suppose. Service was always welcoming and friendly before, but went there this past week (weekday) and it was like a mixture of zombie like spirit and rude. I guess if you're what they deem VIP status, they'll gladly lick your boots. However, it's still a place to bring visitors to see.
  • May 28, 2017
    Went to the CKS Memorial Hall after the rain stopped. It was around 5-6pm when we arrived and there still a ton of people in the area. Great architecture and very open space in the middle of the four buildings. The garden was beautiful and would be much better on a sunny day. Definitely a landmark in Taipei to check out when you're in the area!
  • July 15, 2017
    Modest walk around the grand architecture. Best to go on morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat but generally a good 2hr casual walk around hall and garden. Its in the city so quite accessible. But make sure to eat before goin there bec very limited food stores inside and its quite a walk to go back to the.main road if i.wish.to grab a bite
  • June 22, 2017
    I like this memorial hall, you are close to center of Taipei but inside the park you don't hear the noise of car and city, it's quiet and very nice, with park around the area, in middle you can take picture of main building, inside visit a museum of Chiang Kai-Shek and some other subject change often. Good to visit, don't need a lot of time or even relax in the park :)
  • April 30, 2017
    An impressively large memorial building. On the top floor is a statue of Chiang Kai-shek where the change of the guard takes place, which is well worth seeing though it can get busy. The floors below contain a museum which does have some English descriptions. It's also an interesting place to come in the evening as the buildings are lit up and there are few people around.

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