Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

 

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

On my June visit to Taipei, I went to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Completed in 1980 as a memorial to the former leader of the Republic of China it is still a popular tourist destination. With the change in views of Chiang Kai-shek, feelings and the impressions of the hall have shifted. The open area is now known as Liberty Square and this year the government has announced the Hall will be changed to face “history, recognizing agony, and respecting human rights.”

Artwork at o Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall MRT station

 

peacock art at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
At the station, there is a lot of traditional artwork.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
The hall has 89 steps. One step for each year of Chiang Kai-shek.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Kuomintang symbol on the roof
I did not notice the Kuomintang symbol on the roof last time I visited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Generalissimo at the Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall
You can see the Generalissimo from here.
Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall guards
The honor guard standing Guard
Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall Guard
I had the luck of coming in time to see the changing of the guard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changing of the Guard Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall
Changing of the Guard. I had a great place to watch the ceremony from.
Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall view of Liberity Square
The Generals view of Liberty Square. The National Theater is on the Left and the National Concert Hall is on the Right.
Bird at Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall
This bird gave me one funny look when I walked to the gardens near the Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall gardens
It was raining, but the gardens were still beautiful.
bench in a Chinese guarden
A place to sit under the trees. I would have sat down but it was all wet.
National Concert Hall and National Thearter
The National Concert Hall to the right, the National Theater to the left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where To?

Origin - Destination Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Taipei ↔ Busan

05.10.2018

09.10.2018

Tickets from 7

Lisbon ↔ Porto

12.01.2018

14.01.2018

Tickets from 12

Kaohsiung ↔ Macau

29.01.2018

09.02.2018

Tickets from 12

Tashkent ↔ Samarkand

01.12.2017

15.12.2017

Tickets from 13

Bucharest ↔ Berlin

23.01.2018

25.01.2018

Tickets from 13

Manchester ↔ Cologne

26.01.2018

28.01.2018

Tickets from 14

Pune ↔ Tirupati

24.11.2017

26.11.2017

Tickets from 14

Hong Kong ↔ Taipei

23.12.2017

26.12.2017

Tickets from 14

Bologna ↔ Paris

22.01.2018

30.01.2018

Tickets from 14

Kuala Lumpur ↔ Phuket

11.01.2018

15.01.2018

Tickets from 15

 

 

 

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