We quickly moved to the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Liberty Square before the sun set after watching a lovely fountain display at 228 Peace Memorial Park.
Liberty Square, also known as Freedom Square, is a public square/plaza in Taipei’s Zhongzheng District. The square is a symbol of Taiwan’s history, culture, and democracy, and it is home to several significant landmarks, including the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and the National Theater and Concert Hall.
Since the late 1970s, Liberty Square has also served as a popular gathering place for political rallies, cultural events, and festivals.
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How to get to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Take the MRT (either red or green line) to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station (R08/G10). From Exit 3, it is just a 5-minute walk to the memorial hall.
Alternatively, you can also take the MRT (orange line) to Dongmen Station (O06) and take a 8-minute walk from Exit 3.
National Theater and Concert Hall
The National Theater and Concert Hall are two separate performing arts venues located within Liberty Square, adjacent to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. The NTCH is one of the most important cultural venues in Taiwan, hosting a wide variety of performances and events, including classical music, jazz, folk music, theater, and dance performances. It is also an important tourist attraction in Taipei, attracting many visitors interested in the arts and culture.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a national monument and landmark dedicated to the memory of Chiang Kai-shek, the former President of the Republic of China.
The memorial hall is four sides white. The roof is blue and octagonal, evoking the symbolism of the number eight, which is traditionally associated with abundance and good fortune. Two flights of stairs lead to the main entrance, each with 89 steps to represent Chiang’s age at the time of his death.
The memorial hall complex consists of several buildings, including the main hall, which houses a large bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek, and a museum showcasing the history of the Republic of China.
In addition, from 9.00am to 5.00pm, there is a guard changing ceremony at the start of each hour.
Note: The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is closed on Chinese New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year’s Day, 228 Peace Memorial Day and maintenance days, which will be announced.