Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Zhongzheng District

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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Louie Boracay
Boracay, Philippines105 contributions
A must visit place in Taipei
Nov 2020 • Solo
I love my visit here I love walking in the park and you see beautiful ancient Taiwanese architecture you will feel the love and pride of the Taiwanese people in their culture it’s a perfect place to unwind go for a walk and get some fresh air
Written September 1, 2021
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Srikanth
Toronto, Canada54 contributions
One of a kind memorial
Sep 2020
The huge memorial hall atop a huge stair case was centrally placed with beautiful flowered garden around. Nice to visit and know some history and pay some respects.
Visited in Oct 2018.
Written August 21, 2021
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Google Rinpoche
Jiaoxi, Yilan226 contributions
Great Monument for a Great Leader who Lost China
Apr 2021 • Friends
Chiang Kai-shek is the Cantonese pronunciation of 蒋中正, who was the leader of KMT party and won the World War II but in the end lost China because he was to eager to gain power and money, but overlooked the power of the people, who chose CCP’s Mao instead.

Nevertheless, the Generalissimo is still remembered for his generosity against the losing Japanese army, and he will always be remembered as a faithful Christian, and when he passed away there was a great thunderstorm all over Taiwan.

Taiwan may not be as great economically as China anymore, but it is still the Formosa of Asia, and will always be a great tourist attraction.
Written April 8, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,689 contributions
This man made Taiwan strong and free
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
740 contributions
Spectacular architecture, lovely plaza, historical and delightful stroll spot!
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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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Prominent Landmark in Taipei
Nov 2019
We went by MRT and alighted at the CKS Station. The whole grounds has many buildings and CKS Memorial Hall is quite prominent. Chiang Kai Shek was the founder of ROC and the memorial is an apt reminder of him. Popular tourist destination.
Written October 22, 2020
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
One of Taipei's 'must see'attractions
Aug 2020
Chiang Kai-shek was President of the Republic of China (ROC) until his death in 1975. This memorial is a good likeness of Chiang, who many regard as the saviour of the ROC. Best way to get there is by MRT,alighting at the CKS Station. By the way, the military guard changes on the hour, baginning at 9:00 am. Get there early, you can expect a big crowd.
Written September 19, 2020
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Nurhakim_ID
Banjarbaru, Indonesia124 contributions
A must visit destination in Taipei
Oct 2019
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.
Written September 3, 2020
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Katy Santos
Philippines497 contributions
Taipei's Major Landmark
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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ianwyj
Singapore, Singapore4,863 contributions
One of Taipei's most recognisable landmarks
Dec 2019
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 his country till his death in 1975. Chiang is buried elsewhere but the memorial hall is full of symbolism, from the blue tiles and white walls (symbolising the country's national emblem of a blue sky and white sun), to the sun-motifed stone slab (also found on the flag) and the eighty-nine steps (Chiang's age when he passed away) at the front of the memorial. On the day we visited, the exterior of the building was covered up in order to allow for cleaning of the walls.

Entering the main hall which is effectively on the fourth floor, one is faced with a large bronze statue of a seated Chiang in front of the Chinese words for ethics, democracy and science which he used as the pillars of the nation's principles.
The Changing of the Guard ceremony occurs hourly and worth watching for its pomp and ceremony. We actually found the lower levels more interesting as they provided deeper insight into the life of Chiang. There were recreations of his office, and several of his presidential cars were on display. Don't miss a portrait of Chiang, incredibly carved on marble using the full text of Dr Sun Yat-Sen's will (a magnifying glass helps visitors see the minute details).
Written June 20, 2020
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