The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, built in 1980, along with the Shin Kong Life Tower is one of the most prominent buildings in the Jungjeng District of Taipei. It is the island’s most impressive monument to the great Chinese hero, the late President Chiang Kai-shek. The memorial hall’s enormous marble edifice towers rise over landscaped gardens, graceful pavilions and placid ponds. A 25-ton bronze statue of the late president stands solemnly in the middle of the monument and looks out over the city from the main building. On the first floor is the Jungjeng Arts Gallery that not only displays documents of the Chinese revolution and war but also features, from time to time, exhibitions of cultural art. An elegant Ming-style arch at the main entrance is flanked by two classical-style buildings: the National Theater and the National Concert Hall. The square between the two buildings is a popular gathering place on special festive days such as the Taipei Lantern Festival which held at the end of the Chinese New Year season.
- Location: 21, Chung-shan South Road, Taipei
- Telephone: (886-2) 2343-1100~3
- Website: https://www.cksmh.gov.tw/index-Eng.htm
- Hours: Open daily from 9AM to 5PM
- MRT: Take the Hsintien Line directly to the C.K.S Memorial Hall Station.
- Bus (from Taipei Train Station) Take buses 22, 237, 249 or 251 directly to the C.K.S Memorial Hall Station. 15, 18, 20, 37, 204, 208, 209, 236, 248, 252, 261, 263, 270, 291, 293, 294, 643, 644, 648, and 649 can also take you to the memorial hall.
- Walking (from Taipei Train Station) It’s about a 10-15 minutes walk from the Taipei Train Station to the memorial hall.