Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Zhongzheng District

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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 National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is the most famous national monument and one of the landmark of Taiwan. A must visit destination if we go to Taipei, Taiwan.  more »
  • Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall is indeed the main landmark of Taiwan. It features acres of landscaped gardens, huge temples, the memorial hall and monument of Chiang Kai-Shek. This picturesque...  more »
  • Opened in 1980, the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall is the centrepiece in a spacious park in the middle of Taipei. Easily one of the city's most recognisable landmarks, it commemorates the man who led....  more »
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  • I have not seen all the places in the world yet but this memorial can boast with being the largest collection of white shape masonry organized into a building that I have seen so far. It's massive yet quite pleasant to stroll through. The national museum and the national concert hall are close by and as impressive. I would recommend sunglasses if you have sensitive eyes and it is sunny day since the shine from the white color can be intense.
  • Just wow! A definite must go to spot! The architecture is next level amazing! Seen as this was built in the 70s! So impressive! The two other buildings opposite the memorial hall is just as stunning! If you like art, there would be exhibitions downstairs of the main memorial building! Be sure to check them out as they are always changing seasonally.
  • I was in awe when I first arrived here. From Taoyuan International airport, we ride the train and went here just after I landed in Taiwan. Very beautiful place, definitely. It is very well-structured and offers a great view and spots for taking pictures. Also, when we were here, there were some local vendors that offers very good snacks at affordable prices. I wanted to spend more time in taking the view and vibe of the place but we were late in our itinerary that day so we hadn't spend enough time 🙁 I hope to come here again 💕
  • Tour guides are helpful when visiting the place. The problem is that it feels rushed and at times one wants to take time since it's a vacation ffs so if not pressed for time, better to tour it on your own, especially if you speak the language or at least learn the basics. If the heat doesn't bother you then summer would be a good time to drop by and soak the culture, for Taiwan is rich in history. The changing of the guard is a visual treat, as the featured soldiers display their discipline and skill. Worth the few minutes of one's time then proceed to the spectacular landscaped gardens to top off the experience.
  • An impressive memorial hall constructed in remembrance of the founding President of Taiwan. It is easily reached by the metro network and is located right next to the station’s exit. The structure has a traditional Chinese design that is unique in modern structures. Approximately 4 stories high, the main entrance of the memorial hall can be reached by a flight of stairs. The main hall of the memorial hall is housed at the top behind the large doors. A change of guard ceremony is conducted here every hour. Apart from the main hall, the memorial hall features two other floors of exhibitions and displays on level 3 and level 1. The exhibitions present when I visited were sparse, not well directed and lacked information. I do hope for better exhibits and more information at such a popular tourist spot in Taipei. Visitors can exit on either side of the first floor. A food court is available in the memorial hall, though I didn’t bother to check that out.

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