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National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall 中正紀念堂

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Friday: 09:00 – 18:00

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Introduction

This memorial hall was built in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, the first president of the Republic of China. Work on the hall began in 1976, a year after President Chiang passed away. Design by C.C. Yang, who was also the architect for The Grand Hotel, the memorial hall is white with a blue roof, representing the dominant colors in the ROC flag; while the emblem of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) adorns the vaulted ceiling. A bronze statue of Chiang looks west symbolically to the Presidential Office Building and mainland China. The front plaza of the hall is also a major venue for democratic assemblies.

Information

Themes
Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-23431100#3
Address
No. 21, Zhongshan S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00
Monday: 09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 18:00
Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00

Services & Facilities

  • Venue rental
  • Toilets
  • Parking

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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  • Wojo79

    Chicago, Illinois

    worth seeing

    2019-09

    Huge square building surrounded by 2 gates, National Concert Hall and small park. There is a guard change on the top floor (4th) next to the huge monument of Chiang Kai-Shek. On the main floor, there is a museum dedicated to Chiang, post office and a small store. Museum was not crowded, but there was quite a few people attending the guard change. You need less than 2 hours to see all of it.
  • Sue_WT1012

    Taipei, Taiwan

    Don't miss the honored guard changes

    2019-06

    There is no need to mention how impressive the architecture and how amazing the buildings are in this square. If you only have a short time to visit, then don't miss the changing of the honored guards at the main hall, which is held at every hour from 9 AM - 5 PM. Personally, I love very much the Music (Concert) hall and the National theater. To distinguish both very alike buildings, just face the CKS memorial hall, the one at the left-hand side is the National Music Hall, and the right-hand side is the National Theater (as the alphabet, M is at the left of T). It's a pity that these buildings are not open always, only possible to access when there are the music or theater events. Both halls feature the traditional Chinese palace structure. The gold roofs, overturned edges, Chinese red colonnades, and colorful arches. The National Theater adopts the solemn hip roof shape, while the National Concert Hall is topped with the gable roof shape; if you observe the ornaments at the rooftop are different animals different way. Hope you enjoy your time visiting this place!
  • Simon G

    Sydney, Australia

    Great free attraction and beautiful buildings

    2019-09

    Even though the area looks very old it was actually only finished being built in 1980. A dedication to former President Chiang Kai-Shek it was built after he died in 1975. the white memorial hall has 4 sides but an octagonal roof and inside you can see the national symbol for good fortune in the roof structure as well as the huge monument to him which sits proudly looking out over the area. 89 stairs to the top to symbolize his age when he died the place is very clean and conveys a peaceful respectful calm. If you have been to the Sun Yat-sen temple in Nanjing this is reminiscent of that temple as the designer tried to incorporate some of the design elements. The whole area is free but there is a small museum on the lower floor I didn't get to. At the main gate entrance there are two big buildings, the National theatre and the National Concert Hall. Neither of which I had the time to visit but both were fantastic to look out. Worth catching the train if you can and then wandering the grounds. We didn't see the changing of the guards but apparently it is worth watching.
  • JochenHertweck

    Frankfurt, Germany

    Monumental square

    2018-10

    The Chiang-Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and the buildings surrounding the Liberty Square are easily Taiwan’s most monumental buildings. The memorial hall on the western side of the square is dedicated to the memory of Taiwan’s founder and is entirely built with white marble. 89 steps take you to the main entrance where you can witness the change of the guards every hour. There is also a museum on the ground level with plenty of information about Chiang Kai-Shek’s life as well as the history of Taiwan. The square is furthermore flanked to the North and South by two monumental buildings housing the National Theatre and the National Concert Hall as well as the giant Liberty Square Main Gate in the east. Everything is also meticulously clean and a visit to Taipei wouldn't be complete without exploring this landmark.
  • franklydavid55

    Kai Shek worth the trek

    2018-11

    In the heart of bustling Taipei lies the CKS memorial hall, lying in splendid spacial gardens, you feel the sense of tranquilty. Where people relax, stroll around and take in this splendid attraction. In the Hall itself is a museum art gallery and a display of taiwans illustious past. Well worth a visit and entrance is free.

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