Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei

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    Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jan 5, 2007

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    Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

    Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall is a large, sweeping building of Chinese architecture built to honor Sun Yat-Sen, the first president of the Chinese republic, prior to the rise of Chiang Kai Shek. SYS was educated in the US and held a pro-western view of the role of democracy.

    His orange-roofed memorial hall sits on the eastern edge of Taipei near the new World Trade Center. There is a beautiful park and pond located on the memorial grounds.

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    The Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

    by dmirebella Written Mar 4, 2004

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    Me and Mr. Sun :)

    Apart from the large bronze statue of the man himself - the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall is an interesting place as it contains pics and pieces of history of the man that co-founded the country.

    Do note that there is a changing of guards every start of the hour - not to be missed.

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    Dr. Sun Yat-sen Historical Events Memorial Hall

    by mim95 Written Sep 21, 2003

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    Plum House

    This is not the same as the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall with a large square. This traditional Japanese style building, called Plum House, was the inn where Dr. Sun stayed at while visiting Taiwan.

    The small traditional garden has a pavilion, bridge, river and hall. It's a quick escape from the busy city surrounding the garden.

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    SYS Memorial Hall: Morning Walk

    by chewy3326 Written Aug 16, 2006

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    The best time to visit the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is at 6:00 in the morning, when the people of Taipei are out excersizing. You'll see many different people, some doing yuanjiwu in groups of 30 or 40, others doing tai chi chuan alone. Just south of the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall but still on the grounds of the memorial is a small lake where, in the early morning, you'll find reflections in the pond and plenty of locals. Early morning is also a good time to photo Taipei 101. At 6:30, be sure to catch the flag raising. It is quite a memorable experience.

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    by chewy3326 Written Aug 15, 2006

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    The place I stayed in Taipei was only a three-minute walk from Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Guofu Jinianguang) (國父紀念館), so this happened to be the place I visited the most times while I was in Taipei. Coming at different times of day, you'll find this memorial hall to be a very different place. Granted, this memorial hall isn't quite as grand or as architecturally beautiful as the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, but you'll also find less tourists and more locals here.

    The memorial hall honors Sun Yat-sen (Sun Zhong shan), the leader of the 1911 revolution that overthrew the Chinese Qing Dynasty and established the Republic of China. Unlike the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, though, a good number of the exhibits inside the Sun Yat-sen memorial hall are only in Chinese. However, it also has a giant bronze statue, this one of Sun Yat-sen. Upon entering the hall, there are two exhibit areas; the one to your left concerns Taiwan (The Republic of China) in general, while the one to your right is about Sun Yat-sen's ideals and his life. Both are heavily loaded with propaganda, though. There is also an upper level to the memorial (often missed) where you can get a good view of the statue from above, as well as view various murals concerning the founding of the Republic.

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    SYS Memorial Hall: Flag Raising

    by chewy3326 Updated Aug 15, 2006

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    Each morning, five soldiers will march promptly out of the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall at 6:20. Two of them carry weapons, and one will carry the flag of the Republic of China - Qingtianbairemandihong (Blue sky, white sun, and a land of red- an approxiamate translation). From the memorial hall, they march for ten minutes around the Relfecting Pool before reaching the flagpole, where, at 6:30, the flag will be raised. Although many people may think it not quite as interesting as the changing of the guard, this is VERY worth seeing. On their slow march back, there is a photo opportunity to get the soldiers and Taipei 101 in one shot.

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    Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall: Changing of Guards

    by cal6060 Updated Jan 20, 2014

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    The Changing of Guards ceremony is held every hour between 9:00 to 17:00. The army, navy, and the air force take turns serving every 4 months. It is the most popular thing to see in this National Memorial Hall.

    Don't miss!

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    Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

    by dixonchan Written Nov 20, 2004

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    SYS Memorial Hall

    Pay your respects to Mr Sun Yat Sen at this memorial hall. There are several statues of this national hero here.

    There's also some art gallery and an exhibition of Madam Song Qing Ling, the wife of ex-president Chiang Kai Shek.

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    Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 30, 2004

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    Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall is dedicated to the nations founding father, Dr. Sun Yat-sen and was designed by the famous architect Wang Da-wei. The Museum contains a picture gallery and exhibition of Dr. Sun's life and much of Taiwan’s history. There are regular exhibitions and events being held here.

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    National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

    by cal6060 Updated Jan 19, 2014
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    National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall is one of the landmark buildings in downtown Taipei. The memorial hall is to commemorate the 100th birthday of Dr. Sun, founding father of the Republic of China. He had the idea to have a free country without imperial system . Dr. Sun had visited Taiwan 3 times and chosen Taiwan as the base of the revolution.

    The Republic of China had proposed to build this memorial hall in 1964. President Chiang Kai-shek was officiated the cornerstone ceremony in 1965. Architect Wang Dahung was being selected as the architect of the memorial hall. The main structure of the Memorial Hall was completed on May 16 1972. It has the traditional Chinese architecture based on Tang Dynasty Design.

    This memorial hall is governed by the Ministry of Culture. When you walk into a the main hall, you will see the 5.8 meter bronze statue of Dr. Sun with guards on each side of the statue. Other than seeing the bronze statue and the changing of the guards in the hall, you can visit the Dr. Sun 's History Room, where you will find documents related to the history of Dr. Sun's founding of the Republic of China. Other facilities on the first floor includes lecture halls and an auditorium. On the 2nd floor, there are Chungshan National Gallery and the Sun Yat-Sen Library. Two art galleries on the 3rd floor have art exhibitions from time to time.

    Surrounded the memorial hall, there is a Chung Shan Park, which includes an artificial lake, Tswei Lake. Tswei Lake is to remember the birthplace of Dr. Sun.

    Click for the official website of the National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall

    Opening Hours: 9:00 - 18:00 daily.

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    Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Bronze Statue

    by cal6060 Updated Jan 20, 2014
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    Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Bronze Statue in the National Memorial Dr. Sun Yat-Sen is quite impressive. It weights 16.7 tons with the 5.8 meter height statue. The statue is designed by Zhang Yi Fan. There is another statue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen at the Chung Shan Park, outside the memorial hall.

    A Brief Chronology of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen: -

    1866 - Born in Cuiheng Village, Xiangshan County, Guangdong Province.

    1892 - Graduated summa cum laude from the College of Medicine for Chinese.
    (now known as the University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine)

    1894 - Founded the first revolutionary organization - Hsing Chung Hui.
    (Society for the Revival of China)

    1912 - Inaugurated as the provisional president of the Republic of China.

    1925 - Died in the field headquarters in Tieshizi Alley, Beijing.

    1940 - The National Government issued an order for everyone to address Dr. Sun Yat-Sen as the "Father of the Nation".

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    Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

    by lhe Written Mar 12, 2005
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    It is the memorial hall for Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Republic of China's Father of the Nation. Dr. Sun Yat-sen played a major role in the revolution of China in early 20 century and was the first president of Republic of China. Unlike Chiang Kai-shek, another long time president of Republic of China, Dr. Sun Yat-sen is still highly respected by Taiwanese people today.

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    National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall

    by ShirlyZ Updated May 23, 2006
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    Hall was build to honor Father of the Republic of China, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's great character, revolutionary career, and phylosophical blueprint for a modern China.

    The historical artifacts and fine art are frequently displayed. Visitors can also enjoy the surrounding park.

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    Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (chinese:°ê¤÷¬ö©ÀÀ])

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

    National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall constructed in 1964 to commemorate Father of the Republic of China, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's great character, revolutionary career, and phylosophical blueprint for a modern China. The hall should serve as a place not only for people to pay tribute to Father of the Republic, but also for cultural, artistic, educational, academic, and recreational purposes.

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    Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

    by ctmun Written Oct 28, 2008

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    It is a memorial to the Republic of China's National father, Dr. Sun Yat Sen, and was completed on May 16, 1972. It has become a public park for recreation for the locals...

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