Sun Yat-sen Memorial HallCurrently Closed
- Address: No. 505, Section 4, Renai Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 886-227588008
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Library, Memorial, Monument, Entertainment, Performance, Theatre, Family And Kids, Hall
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall - Review
Literally translated to the National Father of the Nation Memorial Hall, this structure was established in 1972. Dedicated to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, this monument also acts a center for cultural gatherings and other educational and social purposes.
The interior of the building contains depictions of the life of Sun and also about the revolution that he led. The building is located within the bounds of Chung-shan gardens and it encompasses numerous walkways, parks and the emerald pond.
A popular tourist destination, this building is also home to over three hundred thousand books in the library, a performance center, a multimedia theater, and lecture halls.
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Information
- Occasionally it is closed.
How To reach Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall by Public Transport
- Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall station
Restaurants Near Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
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Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei Reviews
The Dr Sun Yet Sen Memorial Hall is well worth a visit. No entry charge. Various halls exhibit artifacts from his life. There are also halls exhibiting various genres of art - some contemporary, some more traditional, bit all very interesting. There is also a study hall where research can be done. Every hour, on the hour, there is a ceremony for the changing of the guard at the main entrance. The military precision is amazing and a visit should be timed to incorporate this. There is a buffet restaurant in the basement, somewhat expensive. Also a large and another smaller gift shop selling high quality gifts. The grounds are worth walking around. There is a lake as well. It is a 5 minute walk from exit 4 of the Sun Yet Sun MTR station, so is easily accessible. There is also a state of the art theatre with various cultural productions.
A good place to understand a part of Taiwan's history. We arrived at the area at around 3:30 PM, so we tried to enjoy the scenery outside the hall. The place offers a good view of Taipei 101. We went inside the hall and visited the exhibits. It is said that the changing of the guards every hour is an attraction, however, what we witnessed at 5:00 PM was the exit of the guards and the flag retreat. Both were still a great experience.
Change of the guards is impressive to see. It takes place every hour till 17.00. The whole place is set in a wide open Park which is worth a visit as well. On the inside several expositions provide background information.
Historic place. Great to bring the kids and introduce them to one of the great historical figures in Chinese culture. There are also many events taking place here. Check the website to find out. When we were there, they had a painting exhibit of a local painter. Very nice and unexpected.
For those interested in Taiwanese history this is a must see. In fact even if you are not interested in history the architecture is a great place to spend some time. Come for the changing of the guard hourly but stay for the vistas and the gardens.
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