The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (Chinese: 中正紀念堂) is a national monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. The monument, surrounded by a park, stands at the east end of Liberty Square. The structure is framed on the north and south by the National Theater and National Concert Hall.
The two buildings on either side of the liberty square are the national theater and the national concert hall. They look similar but actually, they have some differences. For example, the building on the rightt is the national theater, which looks like a traditional Emperor’s palace. On the other hand, the concert hall has a little more detail. It represents the beauty of the Empress. In Chinese tradition, the positions of these buildings: right represents females and left represents males.
Besides, if you go up to the platform, you can see many high school student dancing. Around CKS memorial hall, there are two most well-known high school in Taipei, Taipei first girl high school and Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School. They tend to practice dancing in CKS memorial hall. After that, many other high school students follow and also come to this place to dance. It’s quite interesting.
This is the main building. The colors have some fun connection with our national flag. The flowers in front of us are red. The roof of the memorial hall is blue and the wall is white. These are the same colors on our national flag, and they mean equity, liberty, and philanthropy. There are 89 flights of stairs to the main building, representing the age at which Mr. Chiang died.
For more detail, please refer to the tour guide in main building.
How to get there:
Take MRT to CKS memorial hall (red line) Exit 5.