Excursion to the memorial to Chiang Kai-shek
• Trip to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial
subway station around Taipei are virtually identical. However, here we see full compliance with the architectural style of the memorial - because the place is not easy for Taiwanese. Metro Station, incidentally, is called - Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (中正 紀念堂)
Taipei, for the most part, the new city, so there is underground parking throughout the city. Prices everywhere almost the same, stable below Moscow.
The area on which, in addition to the memorial, are also National Concert Hall and the National Theater, is called Freedom Square, which is written on the "Gate of fairness and impartiality"
As it should be. mythical animals guarding the shelter of the great general of evil spirits
And here is the memorial - a truly magnificent building. And with characteristic Chinese symbolism - number eight - that is how much the corners of roof - in many Asian countries is associated with abundance and good fortune.
Steps on the stairs leading to the hall, where sits the beloved Taiwanese president, 89 - that is how much was about the general, when he left this world
In the middle of the room sits a massive statue, which constantly guarded by the best soldiers.
Under the roof - a symbol of the Republic of China
Every hour there is a change of guard. Lucky guys, not so long ago it occurred only twice a day. Stand still in the 38-degree heat, sweat - not a pleasant occupation
On the first floor of the memorial - museum, exhibition halls, an auditorium, souvenir shops and a post office. I said, the building seems to be only a little!
What are Chiang Kai-shek, it is difficult to count
In the museum all personal belongings fighter against the communists, his cars
Even the food he liked, as well as all of his jewels, awards and Clothing (all kind of glass)
In one of the halls recreate not only the room, but ... Many Taiwanese children were afraid of him
And here is the area at night (view from the memorial)