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Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, National Theatre & National Concert Hall

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A visit to Taipei city would not be complete without these 3 places included into Taipei city travel itinerary. Well, its very convenient and easy to get to the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall (CKS Memorial Hall) where it also housed the other 2 iconic and landmark red buildings, the National Theater and National Concert Hall. The whole area within the CKS Memorial Hall was quite massive and wide with a welcome arch in white fronting the 3 buildings. From the welcome arch, walking to the CKS Memorial Hall, the National Concert Hall was located on the left while the National Theatre located on the right. The CKS Memorial Hall was situated at the far end on the middle of these 2 red buildings with a mix of palace and Chinese temple look alike architecture. There was a huge concourse fronting the CKC Memorial Hall with white coloured ground which welcome visitors from the main arch. The memorial building looked grand with a feel of patriotism and nationalism. There was a flag pole located on the middle of the memorial hall located just on the base ground of the memorial hall. Just as with the national theatre and concert hall, to get up to the CKS Memorial Hall, there were a large staircase built to reach the memorial hall building. The CKS Memorial Hall building was built the highest among the 3 buildings. The view from the upper level of the CKS Memorial Hall overlooking the National Theatre and National Concert Hall was breathtaking and marvellous. The memorial hall also housed a post office and some souvenir shops. The highlight of the visit to CKS Memorial Hall would surely be the Chiang Kai Shek grand bronze statue on the 4th Floor of the memorial guarded by 2 army personnels on the left and right. There were also exhibits of items that were once used by Chiang Kai Shek himself during his rule as the main leader of the Taiwan government. The 2 army personnels that guard the Chiang Kai Shek Bronze statuewould actually be changing duties through guard rotations on hourly basis beginning from 0900 to 1700 hours. It would be interesting to get to witnessed the change of guard as I did had such opportunity to experience this event. The 2 army personnels whom were to assume their duty would be led by a chief army from the ground floor through marching until they reached the elevator. When they reached the 4th floor of the memorial hall, they would continue to marched to the Chiang Kai Shek Bronze statue led by the chief guard. A series of salutation to the Chiang Kai Shek statue were being honoured with the chief army standing in the middle of the 4 guards whom were to exchange duties. The bronze statue of Chiang Kai Shek was in a sitting position placed on a high gigantic squared marble structure, so the statue was in fact in quite a high level as high as a building of several levels. Visitors were limited access to the statue by several metres and there were barriers being set up for such purpose. Red carpets were also placed on the ground base below the statue.

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The exit information at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall Taipei Metro station

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Exit to the CKS Memorial Hall at the CKS Memorial Hall Metro Station

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Once exit from CKS Metro Station, you would see the National Theatre building

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On the ground of the national theater. All the 3 buildings, the CKS Memorial Hall, National Theatre and National Concert Hall built on higher ground with staircase to reach the buildings with CKS Memorial Hall built the highest among the 3

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Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

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The welcome arch at CKS Memorial Hall

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The large concourse area at the CKS Memorial Hall

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National Concert Hall

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The staircase leading to CKS Memorial Hall

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A view from the upper level of CKS Memorial Hall

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Inside the ground floor of the CKS Memorial Hall

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A map of the exhibition centre at CKS Memorial Hall

SOME OF THE EXHIBITION ITEMS ON DISPLAY AT THE EXHIBITION CENTRE OF CKS MEMORIAL HALL
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A guard seen at the Chiang Kai Shek Bronze Statue at CKS Memorial Hall

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The Chiang Kai Shek Statue

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One of the 2 army personnels standing guard at the Chiang Kai Shek Statue

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Changing of guards. The 2 army personnels led by the chief army marching from ground floor of the CKS Memorial Hall to 4th Floor to exchange duties

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A SERIES OF ACTIONS ON THE ARMY PERSONNELS EXCHANGING DUTIES AT THE CHIANG KAI SHEK BRONZE STATUE
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A souvenir shop at CKS Memorial Hall

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Cute souvenirs available at CKS Memorial Hall

Posted by kidd27 05:21 Archived in Taiwan

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