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中正紀念堂 Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall / 台灣台北 Taipei, Taiwan / SML.20140213.6D.30749.P1 | by See-ming Lee (SML)
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中正紀念堂 Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall / 台灣台北 Taipei, Taiwan / SML.20140213.6D.30749.P1

The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂) is a monument erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, the former President of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

 

The Memorial Hall is white with four sides. The octagonal roof is covered with blue glazed tiles. The blue and white colors of the building and the red color of the flowerbeds echo the colors in the flag of Taiwan. The octagonal shape picks up with the symbolism of the number 8, 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.

 

# More Information

+ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Chiang_Kai-shek_Memorial_Hall

 

中正紀念堂 Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall / 台灣台北 Taipei, Taiwan / SML.20140213.6D.30749.P1

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Taken on February 13, 2014