Tracing History: Liberty Square and National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial

While once more being out in Taipei City, we wanted to share some of Taipei’s historical monuments. Liberty Square and the National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall are among Taipei’s biggest tourist attractions. Conveniently located by the green and red line via MRT as well as a UBike station just across the road, this sight is easy to access.

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The main gate at Liberty Square is incredibly impressive and imposing, on a more sunny day you will be almost blinded by its bright white color and the intense blue from the rooftop tiles. Liberty Square became historically relevant during the 1970s while Taiwan was still under martial law and has since become a site for public gatherings and serves as symbol for democratic progress. The main gate is on the west end, marking one of the four sights besides the National Concert Hall (north), National Theater (south) and the National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (east).

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When exploring this attraction sight, walk along the National Concert Hall and National Theater. Their architecture is very interesting and colorful.  In the evenings you will often find Teenagers performing Hip Hop moves and other dance experiments, practicing their moves and bringing life to this place even after dark. During the day, you will often see tourists walking the plaza and exploring the Halls and Memorial.


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Closer to the Memorial Hall itself, you can dive into parts of Taiwan’s history by learning about former leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975). According to some resent news this memorial hall shall be transformed soon for “facing history, recognizing agony, and respecting human rights.”. At present however, you will learn more about Chiang Kai-Shek and his position and impact.

 

 

 

 

To get a full glimpse of the landmark and what it has to offer wander also its surrounding park areas. In March there were heaps of cherry blossoms and beautiful spring flowers giving the park and the sight itself beautiful colors and life. Keep an eye out for modern art and other peculiar things diverting your attention away from history only. Enjoy one of Taipei’s most famous attractions.

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