Saturday, September 20, 2008

Chaing Kai Shek Memorial Hall

This is Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. It was constructed after the death of Taiwan's president, Chiang Kai-shek in 1975, in his honor. The building is enormous. It is surrounded by a park on one side, and the National Concert Hall and the National Theater on another side. Inside the hall there is an imense statue of Chiang Kai-shek, but downstairs there is a museum with several exhibit halls including a temporary exhibit hall which was showing a mammoth exhibit while I was there. Admission to most of the halls is free.

A view of the gate at the far end of the park

Chaing Kai-shek in all his glory
Chaing Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station on the MRT is on the red line, one stop from Taipei Main Station.

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