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National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall 中正紀念堂

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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Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
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

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  • Nahtan S

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    Changing of guards


    It was my second time to visit Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall but I was very happy because I was able to witness the changing of the guards. I was with my sister and my niece and my niece who is three years old also enjoyed watching them.
  • Ofelia G

    Limeuil, France

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    Friends getaway

    Monumental tribute to Taiwan's First President


    We were wisely advised to wait for the changing of the guards who stand below Chiang Kai-Shek's immense bronze statue. It was an impressive and I believe a symbolic choreography. What struck me was the benevolent smiling face chosen to represent the Father of this country. So different an image from the images of strength and power of Fathers of other countries like Ho Chi Minh, Mao, Lenin etc. The huge white marble memorial hall topped by blue roofs overlooks a beautifully designed garden. One side of which is the National Theatre, home of classical Chinese opera. We respectfully went down the 89 steps (Chiang died at the age of 89) and off to our next destination.
  • scoredina

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Lots of interesting structures doesn't feel crowded despite the number of people


    CKS Memorial is a must see site. There are several structures/buildings in the area. The area is expansive so it doesn't feel crowded. Walk to the nearby Nanmen Market to get some taiwanese snacks and delicacies.
  • joelpF2096XE


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    Touristy but impressive


    Touristy but has to be done at least once. Made the mistake of mentioning my visit there at work and got an uncomfortably political reaction. Maybe keep it to yourself. The building at each side of the huge plaza are impressive. There are kids in some sort of extracurricular dance clases through the side halls which is very entertaining to watch.
  • Joelliao

    Quezon City, Philippines

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    Taiwan's Icon


    Privileged that we were able to visit this place. You can witness how Taiwan rever their hero or you may say Taiwan's father

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