Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
All the MRT stations in Taipei look quite similar (at least for me, who grow up in Moscow), but Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station built in the same style that the memorial itself – in traditional Chinese style.
Taipei is a pretty young city, so there are many underground parking areas even in historical centre of the city
At the Liberty Square (the name of it is written on the Gate of Great Centrality and Perfect Uprightness), there are National Concert Hall, National Theatre and the Memorial Hall
Mystic animals defeating the great general from the incubus
The Memorial Hall building is really gorgeous. And there is a big place for symbolysm: the number “8” (the roof has 8 corners) is accociated by asians with richness and luck
And there are 89 steps leading to the hall where the favorite taiwanese president is sitting – 89 is his age when he died
The statue is watched by the strongest guardians
And there is a national symbol under the roof
Guardians changes once an hour now, but couple years ago they just changed twice a day. Just imagine, how it is to stay few hours when it’s up to 40°C and without any movement.
Guardian change ceremony at CKS Memorial Hall (1080p)
The first two floors of the memorial hall contents some exhibition halls, souvenir shops, post, lecture rooms and a museum.
Lots of Chiang Kai-Shek in there =)
All the personal belongings, his cars, clothing and medals are in this museum
And even something he liked to eat is listed there. But all the stuff is under the glass, so the pics wouldn’t be good
Some little taiwanese are afraid of this redoubtable communists fighter =)
And here is the Liberty Square by night
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