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Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

21 Chung-Shan S Rd, Taipei, Taiwan
02-23431100
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Description: Sixty-two landscaped acres of gardens and walkways surround this marble and tile landmark building.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Amazingly huge building, clean and nice. Areas are all a visit worth. A must go for everyone, Taiwanese history

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Hiroshima, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

What the tour guide told us very impressive.The Memorial Hall is white with four sides. The roof is blue and octagonal, a shape that picks up the symbolism of the number eight, a number traditionally associated in Asia with abundance and good fortune. Two sets of white stairs, each with 89 steps to represent Chiang's age at the time of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Good to experience, take some photos and have a look around but not worth going out of your way for unless you are super interested!

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Incheon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The history narrated was insightful. You get a sense that Chiang Kai Shek was a hero for fighting the communists. The 'bad' side of him was hardly mentioned, so you walk out of the place loving the man.

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Pleasanton CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the soldier shift change! It usually happens on the hour, and is worth waiting for. The memorial hall itself is beautiful and worth visiting. Best place in all of Taipei to visit!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The gardens are beatuful and the building is great also, don't miss the changing of the guards - very interesting, this happens every hour on the hour. if you can't walk up the steps there are lifts if you walk around the sides fo the building.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Personally, I wasn't blown away overall in Taipei but I did enjoy the visit to this memorial. The size & scale makes it a nice place to wander for a couple of hours. Also keep your eye out for the flag raising ceremony

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Robertson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This area is really quite spectacular. The two huge concert halls built in the Chinese palace style, the memorial itself in blue and white tiles, the lovely gardens and the very regimented and regular changing of the guard. Just make sure you get to the ceremony a bit early - it gets crowded. The museum below the memorial is really... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A nice area to visit in the city centre which has a metro stop named after it and at its entrance. It helps to know some of the history, as always, to have a better understanding of its place in history before enhancing the knowledge on site. Set in a garden area and well fenced the large hall housed a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Make sure to include the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial in your Taipei itinerary. The entire square- the CKS memorial, the theater, concert hall, front gate- was very impressive. We climbed up the 89 steps leading to the memorial (hadn't known there was an elevator from the side entrance!), just in time for the hourly changing of guards which takes around 15... More

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