Taiwan Sights

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

  • 21 Zhongshan South Rd.
  • Taipei
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 04/06/2017

Fodor's Review

This imposing monument to the founder of modern Taiwan, who died in April 1975, stands at the center of a vast public square. The 250-foot-high square building, clad in white marble and topped with an octagonal blue-tile roof, looks like it could have stood on the site for centuries. But, in fact, it was purpose-built and only completed in 1980. The 89 steps you must climb to reach the main entrance represent Chiang's age at the time of his death. The double doors here are 50 feet high and weigh an incredible 75 tons each. Inside, the hall is dominated by a large bronze seated statue of Chiang. There is also an exhibit on the lower level detailing his life and work. Outside, the changing of the guards on the door every hour is also worth a look.

  • Entrance of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Liberty Square, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia.

    brook / Shutterstock

Sight Information

Address:

21 Zhongshan South Rd., Taipei, Taipei, 100, Taiwan

Phone:

02-2343–1100

Website: www.cksmh.gov.tw

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 04/06/2017

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Oct 17, 2016

Lovely Park at the Back

Chiang Kai-Shek was a controversial leader to say the least, but the monument is interesting and the park at the rear of the monument is a lovely place to spend some time (the concrete part in the front is less so). It is directly connected to the MRT, so access is easy.