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National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

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.

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Themes
Art and Cultural Centers Family Activities 101 Highlights
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

Daily 09:00 to 18:00

Services & Facilities

  • Venue rental
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Review

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  1. 999+ Families
  2. 999+ Couples
  3. 912 Solo
  4. 300 Business
  5. 999+ Friends
  • Katty Y

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Impressive

    2017-11

    A must-see in Taipei. These mega structures surrounding the vast courtyard were very impressive. It was relaxing to stroll around and take photos. There were also manicured gardens in the area. The building containing Chiang Kai shek's statue was under renovation so some parts were covered up with tarps but still good to take pictures. There are vending machines for drinks near the entrance of the complex.
  • Anthony F

    London, Canada

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Very nice place and a great changing of the guard ceremony .

    2017-11

    On a tour with My Taiwan we were just in time visiting the Memorial Hall to witness the changing of the guard . We liked the visit to this location which means so much to the Taiwanese we enjoyed the grounds which were well taken care of
  • Ken1939

    Melbourne, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Allow time to walk around the complex.

    2017-11

    Plenty to see. The approach to the memorial hall is a long walk past pleasant gardens, and the steps are long and steep. (I think there may be an elevator available, but we didn't need or look for it.) The exterior did have some scaffolding in some areas, but didn't detract a great deal from the appearance. The interior is spacious and has a range of exhibits including two classic Presidential cars, furniture, awards from other countries, and personal possessions. If you plan to see the changing of the guard, try get there a little early. I was able to get close to one of the guards on duty before the change, and was fascinated at how still he was. I watched closely for a while before he finally blinked - his only movement. The precision of the guards movements during the change are an experience to witness.
  • HK C

    Hong Kong, China

    Traveler type:

    Family

    The Memorial Hall is losing its lustre

    2017-10

    Many parts of the Hall were covered with scaffording during our visit. However, it is not those scaffording which made the visit not memorable. The square has been renamed. The shift change ceremony has become routine. The exhibitions have different themes. Only some displays about the President Chiang in the basement worth visiting.
  • TorontoMusicman

    Toronto

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Impressive building

    2017-11

    This memorial is situated in an impressive large courtyard that also houses a theatre and a concert hall. When we visited it was enclosed in scaffolding and for that day it was also closed for maintenance. Thus we were not able to see the changing of the honour guards. However we were able to climb the 89 steps to the terrace where the entrance is.

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