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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taiwan


The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a memorial located in Taipei City, Republic of China for the late President Chiang Kai-shek. It shares the grounds of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park with the National Concert Hall and National Theater and is one of the city's defining landmarks.

After Chiang Kai-shek's death on April 5, 1975, the Executive Yuan established a Funeral Committee to build a Memorial Hall to commemorate him. The design of architect Yang Cho-Cheng was chosen in a competition and groundbreaking took place on October 31, 1976, the 90th anniversary of Chiang's birth. The CKS Memorial was officially opened on April 5, 1980, the fifth anniversary of Chiang Kai-shek's death.

The memorial is situated in a park covering 240,000 square metres in Zhongzheng District. Its main gateway, the Gate of Great Centrality and Perfect Uprightness, borders Chung Shan South Road to the west. To the north is the Gate of Great Loyalty bordering Hsin Yi Road and to the south is the Gate of Great Piety bordering Ai Kuo East Road.

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