Learn More about Taiwan History
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is one of most famous historical landmarks located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei. It was built in the first place to commemorate former President of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek. The construction started in 1976, one year after President Chiang Kai-shek passed away, and finished within only four years which was on April 1980. It is a part of Liberty Square, together with National Theater and National Concert Hall.
Upon entering the Liberty Square, a 76-meter high white building with octagon-shaped roof welcomes your presence. This octagonal blue tiles roof has a special meaning because of number eight itself traditionally symbolizes good fortune and wealth. Located at the ground floor, there are exhibitions about Chiang Kai-shek’s life and political career, Republic of China’s history as well as history and development of Taiwan. We found it interesting and educational because we got the chance to know and understand deeper about Taiwan’s history and the life of Chiang Kai-shek.
On the upper level, it is where the huge bronze statue of former President Chiang Kai-shek situated. The statue is guarded by military personnel who regularly do a guard mounting ceremony. This formal ceremony of changing the guard is also one part of the memorial hall that attracts both local and international visitors.
To get there, simply take Taipei MRT and get off at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (C.K.S. Memorial Hall). So, if you are planning to go to Taiwan, do not forget to put Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall on your Taipei City Tour itinerary. Have a fun trip in Taipei!