Chiang Kai Shek Statue, Taipei

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    C.K.S Statue
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    The swap
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    Chiang-Kai Shek Statue

    by cheekychic Written Nov 9, 2004

    CKS Memorial Hall has become a landmark of Taipei City. On the first floor of the building, a sitting statue of Mr. Chiang Kai-shek is installed in the memorial hall for the public to pay their respect.

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    Chiang Kai Shek Statue

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 3, 2004

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    The bronze statue of the late President. The rooms underneath hold an exhibition of the President's life.

    There are 89 steps up to the Memorial, which was one for every year that Chiang Kai-Shek lived. Overhead the bronze statue of the President and is the white and blue symbol of the Republic of China. The ceiling was very high and intricately carved in wood.

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    Changing of Guards

    by dmirebella Updated May 26, 2004

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    Hardly a blink!

    I was lucky to be at the Memorial at the exact time for th changing of guards .. at first glance, I actually thought that the `guards' flanking the bronze statue was dummies!!

    They hardly blinked, but at the witching hour, the clanging of boots indicated the event... must see.

    Open at 9:00 am till 5:00 pm

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    Changing of Guards2

    by dmirebella Updated May 26, 2004

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    The swap

    In honor of their president and the passing of Chiang Kai-shek, the nation decided to build a memorial hall with a huge bronze statue depicting the leader.

    This statue of Chiang Kai Sek is watched over by 3 branches of armed forces and like the changing of guards in London, a change of guards is done on an hourly basis.

    Its recommended to go 5 to 10 mins before the start of every hour to catch this event.

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    Taipei majestic Chiang...

    by AndreasK Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Taipei majestic Chiang Kai-shek Memorial is the island's most impressive monument to the great Chinese hero. A 25-ton bronze statue of late President Chiang Kai-shek looks out over the city from the main building. The Ming-style arch at the main entrance of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial 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.

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    Deliberate Planning

    by keeweechic Written Jun 4, 2004

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    CKS Memorial ground is divided into East, West, North and South in the arrangements of the buildings, with the statue of Chiang Kai-Shek facing China.

    The area has once been a jail.

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    Statue of Chiang Kai Sek

    by ShirlyZ Written Mar 9, 2004

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    C.K.S Statue

    The entire nation mourned the passing of President Chiang Kai-shek, therefore, the committee members decided to build the memorial hall in Taipei, in order to honor the great memory of their leader.

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