The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a famous national monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. It is located at Liberty Square in Zhongzheng District, Taipei.
This picturesque landmark is a perfect spot for your instagrammable photos.
The octagon-shaped white building rises 76 meters high and is topped off with blue tiles and red accents which are also the colors of the national flag. The building has a total area of 256 square meters. The eight sides are a nod to the belief that 8 is a very auspicious number.
(Info credits to Ciaran McEneaney of https://theculturetrip.com/asia/taiwan/articles/20-must-visit-attractions-in-taipei/
**Make sure to bring your own light snack and drinks because restaurants are quite far from the area or close especially on weekends.
**Best time to go here is during the late afternoon so you can see the transition of day and night as they lit the landmark beautifully during the evening. You can also catch the performance of the changing of guard ceremony that is scheduled hourly.
Opening hours: 9am to 6pm
Learn about the history of Taiwan at this massive memorial hall, dedicated to controversial figure Chiang Kai Shek, the leader who unified and led China and later became Taiwan's first president.
💬 Mandarin tours are available daily (English and Japanese tours must be booked in advance).
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