National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall (Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall)
National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall (Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall) is located in the heart of Taipei City. The area is 250,000 square meters and it is the attraction most visited by foreign tourists. Outside the gate of National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall (Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall), there are poles carrying the sign of true rightness. The architecture of the National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall (Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall) is inspired by Tientam in Beijing. The four sides of the structure are similar to those of the pyramids in Egypt. The material is white marble. The roofs are decorated with deep-blue glass as part of the reflection of blue sky and bright sun. It adds a touch of grandeur. The garden is planted with red flowers. As a whole, the colors of blue, white and red express the National Flag and the spirit of freedom, equality and brotherhood.
The great building has become a landmark of Taipei City. There are also places for international art performances. They are National Theater and National Concert Hall. World famous musicians (such as the great cello performer Yo Yo Ma and the great violinist Shao Lian Lin) and renowned playgroups have conducted performance here. The garden with beautiful flowers, miniature hills and plants, ponds, ornamental bridge and waterfalls as well as green grass presents scenery beauty. The walls surrounding the area are with nostalgic design. The place is enriched with the beauty of traditional Chinese gardens. There are various activities taking place in the square. There are the concert of the world renowned three tenors, the decorative lamp festival, school bands performance, cheerleaders performance and fairs. One can pay respect to the historical great leader, as well as participate in the relaxation activities of local residents. The place provides a precious plain view among the tall buildings of Taipei.
21, Jhongshan South Road, Taipei City.
Public: By bus: Taipei Public Bus No. 20, 22, 38, 03, 15, 18, 204, 208, 236, 237, 248, 249, 251, 252, 253, 263, 270, 274, 293, 294, 644, 648
By MRT: Take the MRT Danshui Line or the Beitou-NanshiJiao (Peitou-Nanshih Chiao) line and get off at the CKS Memorial Hall Station and take Exit 5.
National Theater : Daily 12 noon ~ 8 pm National Concert Hall : Daily 12 noon ~ 9pm
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