Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Sixty-two landscaped acres of gardens and walkways surround this marble and tile landmark building.
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK1,052 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We walked here from the nearby Langshua Temple and the sheer size of this place blew us away straight away. The gardens surrounding the Memorial Building are really picturesque and there are fish, turtles and birds occupying the well kept ponds and parks. The building itself is very impressive and you can read all about why this Building was constructed. The first time we came was on Chinese New Year’s Eve and the indoor area was closed, so we revisited at a later and were able to appreciate the interior with the giant statue. Highly recommend coming here if in Taipei.
Written January 23, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,436 contributions
Dec 2022
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek was Taiwan's strongman. He never recovered the mainland, but most people were genuinely distressed at his passing. The enormous statue in the main hall still inspires awe. The changing of the military guard is worth seeing. There is also a museum beneath the Memorial Hall. T.he Memorial Hall is a sight you should not miss if you are in Taipei
Written December 16, 2022
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359kwangnamk
Seoul, South Korea662 contributions
Feb 2023
It is landmark of Taiwan erected in memory of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek.The monument, surrounded by a park, stands at the east end of Memorial Hall Square. From the memorial hall there are two buildings, one is national theater and the other one is National Concert Hall. Take Metro red line (Tamsui-Xynyi Line) and get off at Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall. You can see the big statue of Chang Kai Shek in center of the hall. Worth to visit in Taiwan. Admission is free. You can see the guard changing ceremony, but lots of people.
Written March 13, 2023
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Katy Santos
Philippines516 contributions
Aug 2019
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 landmark is a perfect spot for your instagrammable photos.

It is surprising to know that Chiang is not buried in his memorial site however the memorial hall itself symbolizes the country's emblem of blue sky and white sun through its white walls and blue tiles. The stair steps is 89 which is the age of Chiang when he died. Upon entering the hall, you'll see his giant bronze sculpture and on the left side, you can enter a small exhibit to know more of his life's history and the construction stages of the landmark.

Best time to go here is during the late afternoon so you can see the transition of day and night as they lit the landmark beautifully during the evening. You can also catch the performance of the changing of guard ceremony that is scheduled hourly. The view from the hall offers a great view of the entire landmark.

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm
Written July 16, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,436 contributions
Apr 2022
This Memorial Hall commemorates the contribution Chiang Kai-shek made to Taiwan. The great hall contains an enormous statue showing the Generalissimo seated, dressed in traditional Chinese robes. The changing of the honour guard is worth seeing, Chiang is not universally admired today but his contribution to his country should be remembered. Entry is free.
Written June 3, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,436 contributions
Mar 2021
Chiang Kai-shek, known as the Generalissimo, established the Republic of China as a vibrant industrial economy and led Taiwan safely through a perilous international environment. By the time he passed away in 1975, Taiwan was known as one of the "Asian Tigers." Chiang was a disciplinarian, but most people accepted this as the price to keep Taiwan safe. This impressive structure is a memorial to a man who refused to give up hope; he made Taiwan strong and free. The guard at Chiang Kai-shek changes on the hour, beginning at 9:00 am. It's worth seeing.
Written April 2, 2021
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Breeze
1,035 contributions
Nov 2020
It is a great spot and landmark in Taipei, if foreigners visits I'll definitely take them come here. You can see a great hero but also a failure in Chinese civil war. If you can explain the history well to the foreigners, then they will have an overall and refresh understanding how difference from ROC and PROC, and why now ROC is located in this small but vivid, beautiful island. Mr. CKS is a builder of ROC in Taiwan, he is the legend absolutely.

Bsides understanding the history, it is a great area with the national theater, musical center, plaza and park. You can enjoy a half day in this lovely and beautiful place, the guard changing is a good show for the entertaining and learning ROC culture.

If you like art, you can appreciate the maganicant architecture and the windows on the enclosing wall with different design.

Highly recommended to visit here to refresh yourself.
Written November 28, 2020
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Bulatai
Sydney, Australia189 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a majestic monument to Chiang Kai Shek - a major figure in China and Taiwan’s history.

It has its own MRT station and when you come out of the station you see the National concert hall and National theatre as well as a huge square and beautiful gardens.

Inside the white octagonal building is the main hall where CKS’s bronze statue is housed. It is reached by climbing 89 steps - one for each year of his life. The hall is impressive and I admired the architectural design and symbolism. The statue is a great monument to the man.

We saw the changing of the guard which happens on the hour.

All visitors on the day we went had their temperatures taken and hand sanitiser was available.

The surrounding gardens are beautiful and the whole precinct is an oasis in the city.

This is a must see site when visiting Taipei.
Written February 20, 2020
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Darwyn K
Okinawa City, Japan403 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
This is an enormous structure in the middle of Taipei. It reminds me a little bit of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. It is made all the grander by its location with the large open area and the two performing arts buildings. We especially enjoyed the lowering of the Taiwanese flag at sunset.
Written January 4, 2020
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Kirsten M
Sydney, Australia82 contributions
Jul 2019
The Memorial Hall itself was partially closed for renovations when we went and as the crowd was around 6 deep in the one area available to watch the changing of the guard, we didn't see a thing. We were there 15 mins beforehand and it was raining so the people at the front must have been standing around for ages. Also there are a lot of stairs so this is not one for the less mobile.
The gardens, however, are really lovely with bridges over fish ponds and lots of trees and flowers. The concert hall at the other end of the avenue from the memorial has a very nice coffee shop and gift shop.
Written January 17, 2020
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Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Zhongzheng District

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