Thursday, October 13, 2011

3 Historical & Cultural Heritage of Taipei City

Date of Visited: 25th December 2010


Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall 02
If you plan or decide to visit Taiwan, here is my recommendation these 3 most famous and interesting spots you shouldn't miss out around Taipei city.


The National CKS Memorial Hall - is Taiwan famous monument and it was built for remembrance the memory of their former great president, Chiang Kai-Shek. Located at the heart of the Taipei city, CKS Memorial Hall has become the landmark of Taipei City.

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Entrance of the memorial hall

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Memorial Hall consists of four sides which were made from white marbles while the octagonal roof is made out of blue glazed tiles.
And if you happen to have a sharp eyes, you will notice that...


The photo above was taken using the maximum optical zoom of my camera because
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See, the memorial hall is extremely far from where I was standing. We were given only 10 minutes to strolling around this place or I can said being given 10 minutes to have a pee...


There are even locations for international art performances. Situated right in front of the entrance, those are the National Theater and National Concert Hall.

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The National Concert Hall


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The National Theater


We were given no extra minutes and even a few seconds to sight what's located inside the memorial hall because our local tour guide was seems to be in the hurry to the next destination. Maybe we were almost out of schedule on that day due to the heavy traffic jam and you know what - it was Christmas day when we arrived Taipei city. Guess have to use to it when it comes to public holiday.


Move on the next destination was the Martyr Shrine Taipei. It is a shrine built to to commemorate soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country during the Sino-Japanese war and the Chinese Civil war.
Martyr Shrine Taipei 01
Mistake #1: Please forgive me, I don't mean to pose in this way.


Martyr Shrine Taipei 02


Martyr Shrine Taipei 03


Martyr Shrine Taipei 04
Mistake #2: I really never realise until recently when editing the photo.

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One of the main highlight you shouldn't miss out when visiting this scenic spot be the performance of the changing guards.


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You got to salute these guards. They are being trained well and they can eventually stand still like expressionless statues. Do respect them too by don't get too close or even touching them. Similar to the guard at the Buckingham Palace, London.


Then, we're heading to a museum this time around and I seems to quite fancy this kind of museum, not like the one in my previous post (here).

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National Palace Museum


Apparently it sounds to be exhibition of the palace but it is actually an art museum where exhibits a fine collection of priceless Chinese art treasures.. Unfortunately, phototaking is prohibited within the exhibition hall. Too bad!!!


National Palace Museum 02
So, this is one and only photo I can take. Damn! I hate my chubby looks :(


Although I don't have any knowledge regarding the Chinese history, I do enjoy watching every collection in this museum. It is a place you must go if you want an exploration on cultural heritage and cilization of the ancient Chinese.


[Credit to: wikipedia, National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall homepage, Welcome to Taiwan

11 comments:

  1. the national concert hall is the best.. could have been best-er if the floors arent wet and got blue sky..

    nice.. :)

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  2. Yalo. The national concert hall is really nice!

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  3. You followed tour? It'll be better if you explore on your own after doing research :)

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  4. whoa.. buat si Aki jeles ja ko ni oh.. your picture were all awesome Dee.. ^_^.v..

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  5. I want to go around and travel outside too~~~

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  6. Over all the place so wonderful and I like their architecture so much....

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  7. Beautiful building there huh? Haven't been to Taipei yet. Did you see the tallest building there? Taipei 101?

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  8. Woot! I went to those places too on my half day tour =.= same also not enough time to shoot photos. 20mins only

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  9. Sounded like the tour did not give you much time to wander around - maybe another trip to Taipei? ;-)

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