Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall


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The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is located in downtown Taipei across from the National Central Library. It is a large, white, octagonal structure with a blue roof that houses a statue of Chian Kai-shek ( http://www.bartleby.com/65/ch/ChiangKa.html): Taiwan’s first leader. There is also a gallery and an exhibition center inside of the hall. Like in many places of honor around the world, you can watch a ceremonial changing of the guards here during the holidays, or a regular guard change during the rest of the year. Don’t get too close to the guards or step on the red carpet though: the guards will startle you by raising their guns and banging them loudly on the floor, and you will be asked to move or leave by the plain-clothes security guards.

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.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Zhong Shan South Road
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
+886 2 2349 1635

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