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February 19, 2007
From journal Naruwan Taiwan!
San Francisco, California
June 28, 2006
From journal Asia- Budget Style: Taipei (2.5 Days)
St. Paul, Minnesota
October 27, 2002
I was overwhelmed by the simple beauty of the memorial. The pristine white marble and blue tiled roof of the memorial hall is impressive. We stood in the mall in front of the memorial and between the traditional Chinese style buildings that house the National Theatre and the National Concert Hall. We were amazed at how quiet everything was and that there wasn't a soul in sight.
On the square directly in front of the Memorial Hall was a double line of police vehicles and buses. Odd. Still, there was no indication that we shouldn't be there, so we began our walk through the gardens that circle the monument. I was having a wonderful time in this beautiful, peaceful place as we enjoyed the lovely gardens.
When we had completed 3/4 of the circle, a guard came running after us frantically waving his arms to go with him and speaking loudly in Chinese. Fortunately, my friend knew just enough of the language to figure out that he needed us to leave as the memorial had been closed due to a threat of a student protest march. Of course we now understood all of the police vehicles on the plaza.
After we left the grounds, we went around to the very front of the site and saw many policemen, some in riot gear, and barbed wire blocking traffic lanes! It was a thrilling experience for so little actually happening. I will never forget it and hope to someday return to complete my tour of the Memorial Hall.
From journal Taipei Heat
June 27, 2001
The hall is surrounded by acres of Chinese-style gardens with ponds, and there is a long promenade, with a great three-door gate (which is color coordinated with the hall) leading up to the main building.
You can get to CKS Memorial Hall by metro (CKS Memorial station) as well as by several different busses (check the TRANSPORT link on CKS Memorial Hall’s web-site). It is open everyday from 9 am until 5 pm.
From journal Taipei – Home of the Neon God