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Facts about why most OFW keeps on visiting Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Who among of you have visited “ National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall? Most of us will say, “YES” I had visited the place and I got my selfie. But have you ever wonder why this place is visited every day by thousands of local and foreign visitors?

Did you know that the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a national monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China? And It is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan

The Memorial Hall had been started to built way back October 31, 1976, and had been completed on April 5, 1980. With a height of 76m or 249 ft.

What is the meaning of the structure?
The Memorial Hall is white with four sides. The roof is blue and octagonal, a shape that picks up the symbolism of the number eight, a number traditionally associated in Asia with abundance and good fortune. Two sets of white stairs, each with 89 steps to represent Chiang's age at the time of his death, lead to the main entrance. The ground level of the memorial houses a library and museum documenting Chiang Kai-shek's life and career and exhibits related to Republic of China-era Chinese history, and Taiwan's history and development. The upper level contains the main hall, in which a large statue of Chiang Kai-shek is located, and where a guard mounting ceremony takes place at regular intervals.

Who is Chiang Kai-shek?
Chiang Kai-shek was born on October 31, 1887  and died in Taipei, Taiwan on April 5, 1975. He was also romanized as Chiang Chieh-Shih and known as Chiang Chungcheng, was a Chinese nationalist politician and a statesman, he was a political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China.


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