Taipei Recreational Venue | Liberty Square – Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Lies in the heart of Taipei metropolitan, Liberty Square is a popular city park bordered by Chung Shan South Road, Hsin Yin(Xinyi) Road, Ai Kua (Aiguo) Road and Hangzhou South Road. Occupying over 240,000 square metres in Zhongzheng District, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall sits at the east end within the Liberty Square. Serving as a famous landmark of Taipei, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is easily accessible by MRT or public transportation.

Chiang Kaishek Memorial Gate at night in Taipei
Gate of Integrity (right) and Taipei Tower 101 (left)

Better known as 國立中正紀念堂 (traditional Chinese) to the locals, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall was erected by Taiwan government to honor his contribution as military and political leader. He passed away on 5 April 1975 at the age of 89 years old.
Chiang Kaishek Memorial Hall - night view
Chiang Kaishek Memorial Hall – night view

. Boasting a blend of Chinese architecture and Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing, the memorial hall was designed by Yang Cho-cheng and made from concrete and marble. A base of four walls stands 70 m above the ground, it is covered with an octagonal roof of blue glazed tiles. There is a pair of staircase leading to the main hall where a large bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek in traditional costume of sitting posture is the highlight. Aside from the iconic statue of Chiang Kai-shek, the ground of the memorial hall also serves a library and a museum, showcasing the history of Chiang’s life, his career and development of the republic.
Night panaroma at Liberty Square in Taipei
Again…The Integrity Gate and almost a hidden Taipei 101

Serving as a symbol of democracy, the precinct of Liberty Square also houses another two prominent buildings namely National Concert Hall on the north and National Theater on the south. Day or night, Liberty Square attracts many visitors and locals to flock, meet besides providing a recreational venue to unwind. National or public events often take place on this spacious concrete ground too.

Address:
No.21, Zhongshan S. Rd.
Zhongzheng District
Taipei City, Republic of China

Direction: 25.0347°N 121.5218°E

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