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National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

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Post date:2009-07-16


Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
Chiang Kai-shek was the commander-in-chief of China when it was one of the Allied Nations during World War II, and was also the president of Republic of China for 27 years. The National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall was constructed to commemorate Chiang’s life and times. It has been a must-visit place for tourists from Taiwan and around the world since its completion in 1980.
Do you know the symbolic significance of this white square building with a blue octagonal roof? Apart from being a unique feature of the National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, the exterior colors of blue and white symbolize the "blue sky and white sun" of the national emblem. The square layout of the building represents "proper and upright," and the 89 steps in front signify Chiang’s age of 89 years. Don’t you think these design features have interesting meanings?
Inside the hall, the national emblem of blue sky, white sun, and 12 sun rays are depicted on the ceiling of the hall, which is four stories in height. A massive 6.3 meter bronze statue is located inside the hall. Additionally, you can see a sitting wax figure in the Exhibition Room of Historical Relics of Chiang Kai-Shek. Can you image how Chiang conducted business?
Apart from the main hall, the National Theater, and the National Concert Hall, the spacious park outside also contains a square and a Chinese-style garden. Come and visit if you are interested in this once prominent historical figure or would like to view a unique cultural building.


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