Sunday, June 15, 2014

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall -Taipei, Taiwan

As with every trip we go to, we always make it a point to go to landmark (historical) places or watch a play to learn about the country's history and culture. To enumerate a few, we went to temples, visited Jim Thompson's house, and we also watched the A.MA.ZING Siam Niramit when we were in Bangkok, Thailand which is worth every penny. We also saw the highly-acclaimed Water Puppet Show when we were in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In Singapore, we saw Songs of the Sea. Having a penchant for such, I actually felt bad when Nanta Show was removed from my itinerary when I was in Seoul, South Korea. Oh well. #unnecessaryremarks #needtoletthatoutthough #goodvibesonly ;'p 

In Taiwan, aside from Taipei 101, we also went to a famous landmark and monument which is the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. This was built 5 years after the death of (the controversial leader) Chiang Kai-shek who ruled the Republic of China for 47 long years (1928-1975). A rule which involved martial law. Hence, he has both admirers and detractors.  

The 250,000 square meter "Liberty Square" where the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is also houses the National Theater and the National Concert Hall which are an identical performing arts venue.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall's huge gate behind us.
The National Concert Hall... or is this The National Theater. I am not sure, hrhr.
89 steps that lead to the main entrance. 89 represents Chiang Kai-shek's age at the time of his death. 
The obligatory family photo
Chiang Kai-shek
Ceiling above the statue
I felt like an Emperor standing here. No wonder emperors and leaders that I see in Asian dramas, lol, choose to stand at higher posts. It's like the world is yours. Everything and everyone below looks so tiny. It was as if no one can stop you.
As you can see, that's the massive gate to Liberty Square in front and the identical building on its left and right the National Theater and the National Concert Hall.
Is Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall a must see when in Taipei, Taiwan, you ask? I'd say... DEFINITELY YES! :-) Aside from being a historical landmark, it's super beautiful, picturesque, and relaxing here.
We rode the MRT again after our Chiang Kai-chek Memorial Hall visit.
Had a quick grub at this pizzeria we passed by while walking. i Pizza Wood Fired Pizza is the best!! We also had gelato. Haay, love going to places... to eat. :-p
i Pizza / iPizza Wood Fired Pizza is located at Shilin District, Chungshan N. Rd. Section 5, Lane 505.

LocationJust off MRT Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station
Operating HoursOpen Daily. Admission is free.
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Related Posts:
- about Ximending, Ximending Night Market, Beauty Hotels Taipei's Hotel B6, Red House Theater, Mala Yuanyang Hotpot, pineapple cake for pasalubong, Shinjuku Plaza, and Taipei 101.
✿ Fun Taiwan: IKEA 


  1. Hey, time to update na! ;)

    ♥ joei

    1. Updated it na. Gawd, it took a while! Posted an entry about my Amanpulo experience ;)

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  3. .. and ako naman eto babasahin taiwan adventure mo. taiwan has always been in my list of dream destinations, i heard from my friend sobrang okay daw magfoodtrip esp street food? if only i have the time and funds to go on holiday like every quarter gagawin ko e, and taiwan ang una. hay.

    1. Yes, ate, superrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!! The food, the country, the people sobrang pak!!!! Sobrang nag-enjoy ako sa Taiwan. Go na, Ate. Ako naman (i'll say it again), I wanna go to Japan! huhuhuhu

    2. Traveling to Japan again next month, spending the new year with my mom and dad there. Hahaah. :) kaya wala pa ko pang-taiwan. :(


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