"National Taiwan Democracy Hall" Presidential Building Tip by aukahkay

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  The new inscriptions on the Gate of Centrality
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The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a monument erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. A new name for the structure, National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall was announced by President Chen Shui-bian on 19 May 2007. At the entrance to the Memorial Park, the Gate of Great Centrality and Perfect Uprightness (?????) is a magnificent gate. The words ????? contains two characters of the name of Chiang Kai-shek (??).

On Dec. 6 2007, the Memorial Hall was closed to the public at 9am for three days by order of the Ministry of Education to facilitate the replacement of the inscription on the main gate. The new inscriptions read Democracy Square. Pro-democracy supporters held a vigil at the Memorial Hall supporting the Ministry's decision while other groups of people protested the replacement of the inscription as they saw it as downplaying the legacy of Chiang Kai-shek. Kuomintang presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou (?n?p?) said at a separate setting that he would undo any removal or name change to the hall if he was elected President in 2008.

Directions: Take the MRT to CKS Memorial Hall and it is a short walk.
Phone: +886 2 2311 3731
Website: http://www.cksmh.gov.tw/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 14, 2007
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