[TAIWAN] : Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

I have requested for an early check-in with Forte Orange Hotel but unfortunately, its full (although it was not a peak season) hence, I decided to drop my luggage with them and head out for a stroll. It took me a while to adapt to the hot and dry weather. Headed to Ximen MRT, hop onto the Green Line to Chiang Kai-Shek station (which is 2 stations away from Ximen) which cost me 20 TWD one-way. First, I gotta say, I know no Chinese at all. At the rate of my knowledge in speaking Mandarin, I’m glad I survived Taiwan. I can’t read or write in Chinese. If I’m able to survive Taiwan, I guess to all my fellow friends who are English ed, you can do it too 🙂 Once you step out of the MRT station, you will be able to spot Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall from afar. Not hard at all I guess. There are sign boards everywhere. Just follow!

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The front Memorial Hall of Chiang Kai- Shek. photo DSC_0891_zps5ke4keyu.jpg

For those who does not know : “The National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is a Taiwanese national monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China.” ~ Wikipedia

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The main based of the building is constructed with marbles. The entrance to the main hall is made via a series of 88 steps (the age of Chiang Kai-Shek when he died).

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Here is a tip for solo travelers. There are volunteers around who help to provide a summary of explanation of the history of Chiang Kai-Shek. Hence, you can get them to help you to snap some pictures just like I did 😉

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There’s a bronze statue of Chiang Kai-Shek in the main memorial hall. photo DSC_0908_zpsq8xokkox.jpg photo DSC_0909_zpsnvcclmvw.jpg

There were on-going events as well. Hence, Transformer photo DSC_0895_zpskpyhowfp.jpg

There were exhibition on the Japanese Occupation days too. photo DSC_0896_zpsgzivgxmm.jpg photo DSC_0897_zpsk6gzqohm.jpg photo DSC_0898_zpsfrtscxkz.jpg photo DSC_0899_zpszwn0asoe.jpg photo DSC_0914_zps1sdaaybe.jpg photo DSC_0915_zpsyqwunyvp.jpg photo DSC_0918_zpsq7q4ddh4.jpg

There’s a small lake nearby. photo DSC_0920_zpsedbdqypc.jpg photo DSC_0927_zps6p5dvut1.jpg

Well, there are a few entrances to the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Here is one of it besides the main entrance. photo DSC_0945_zpsr0xcg0bj.jpg photo 11754707_10153496265903308_245916931942306928_o_zpsoajqpruw.jpg

Address: 100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, 中山南路21號
Tel: +886-2-2343-1100
Website: http://www.cksmh.gov.tw/eng/index.php
Open Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Admission is FREE.

Getting There:
Take THSR or train to Taipei Station. transfer Taipei MRT to CKS Memorial Hall Station.

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2 Responses to [TAIWAN] : Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

  1. CleverMunkey says:

    That memorial hall looks really nice. So clean lor~

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