Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei

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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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  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
  • 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. 
    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.  more »
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  • It is beyond beautiful. From the grandiose, commanding memorial to the quiet, serene park, this place is amazing to visit (and free), especially if you go during the change of guard ceremony at the top of the hour. The architecture and landscaping are captivating to say the least, and you can easily spend half a day here in the adjacent buildings or in the park relaxing. Unfortunately, I went when the tours were closed (Mondays and Tuesdays 11 for English), so I cannot speak about those, but I will come again soon.
  • This place is not just a presidential memorial but also a stellar art and history museum with shops and a food court inside. The view at the top is awe inspiring. The presidential objects museum is actually very interesting and filled with fun items like old clothing and cars he used. I think the art side of the museum is rotating with various different pieces. You enter the building from the north side and exit on the south side. Walking up the front steps doesn’t allow you to go inside the hall.

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