Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Zhongzheng District

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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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  • Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall was probably my favorite attraction in the city. I was not prepared for how massive this complex truly was. All the buildings here were so impressive, I was in awe the...  more »
  • This is a majestic monument to Chiang Kai Shek - a major figure in China and Taiwan’s history. It has its own MRT station and when you come out of the station you see the National concert hall and....  more »
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  • One of the “must go” places in Taipei. Clean and organized reflecting the respect of the Taiwanese People. If at all possible, try to be there at the top of the hour between 9am and 5 pm for the Changing of the Guard. There is evidently an elevator available from the left side of the building if you don’t like stairs. You will want to wander around the other buildings of Liberty Square. We found it convenient to then take a reasonably priced taxi ride to Longshan Temple.
  • Great place. If you don't care to see many temples in Taipei, make this your one and only stop. So much to offer. The garden behind the blue and white temple is a must. For $10NT dollars, you can feed the fishes and enjoy the sound of nature. You are allowed to sit and eat there. Just don't create any mess. Bring a plastic bag with you because there is no garbage can anywhere.
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