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“A beautiful park near the memorial”

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
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Owner description: Sixty-two landscaped acres of gardens and walkways surround this marble and tile landmark building.
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“A beautiful park near the memorial”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

A memorial itself was under reconstruction so I've focused all my attention on a park nearby, which is a place In Taipei, where locals spend time with their families. March-April is a perfect time for a visit as everything is blooming... Even though the weather was cloudy the park looked really colourful...

Visited March 2013
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“Great but read up your history before”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

This presented a very interesting history of Chiang Kai-Shek, at least from the point of view that he was a nice guy. Google a little more and you will find he wasn't as nice as the museum made him sound. Nevertheless, it was free and informative. And the grounds around Memorial Hall are beautiful.

Visited September 2012
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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“Mamorial bronze, or bust!”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

The overall scale of the building is huge as if stamping its footings firmly into the ground as do the excellent military guard inside whom perform a perfect memorial procession display with weapons and salutes in a way which accurately speaks to the occasion in its sombre demeanour. The artefacts and photos within are easily absorbed and the small gardens complete with statues to have your photo taken next to coupled with the dancing fountains at front make this a pleasant spot to enjoy for a couple of hours and a nice place to sit (if not a busy day due to limited benches) and have your packed lunch.

Visited January 2013
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“I been here like 30 times and I still love it”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

I live around this area for a while in Taipei, and I would visit CKS Memorial Hall all the time as it will be on the way to other places I go to. I love this place, and it's just somewhere I can go any day to hang out or jogging. There's always people dancing in groups here and a lot of tourists walking around. All the buildings are impressive, and just the fact that this plaza exists is a great symbol of freedom of democracy in the East.

Visited March 2013
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“Great museum on a huge piece of land”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

The first thing that hits you is the sheer vastness of th place. The CKS Memorial Hall shares the sprawling grounds with the National Theater and National Concert Hall. Both spots similar architectural style to the Forbidden City in Beijing, great for photo taking.

The memorial hall mainstay is the exhibition of Chiang Kai-Shek, detailing his life story and items that he uses. A good place to know more about him and the more intimate details of his life like his wife and mother. There are other exhibitions going on at other smaller halls and they change from time to time. Note that there is no entrance fees to CKS hall and exhibition but there may be charges to other exhibitions.

There is a change of guard every hour at the top of the building that is a must see. There sits a huge bronze statue of CKS overlooking the Democracy Boulevard. A pity that it was undergoing renovation if not the view from there must have been magnificent. Do take a stroll down the Democracy Boulevard towards Democracy Square and take in the vastness of the entire area. The National Theater and National Concert Hall flanks the both sides of Democracy Square. All in all a great place to know some history and photo-taking.

Visited January 2013
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