But we did not feel for that, so we chose just one to pay a visit: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
The premises are enormous.
First you see a huge gate:
On the other end of the endless square, Chiang Kai-shek’s Memorial Hall dooms up. A huge building in white marble.
|Climbing 89 steps in the burning heat.
Ofcourse we could have simply taken the elevator from ground level, but we were not aware of that. LOL!
Inside the hall is Chiang’s huge statue and two guards watching over him.
The ceiling is really beautiful!
On ground level is a museum about Chiang Kai-shek, China and Taiwan.
|He married his wife, because she was Sun Yat Sen’s sister-in-law. Despite this reason and start, it seems that there marriage was solid.|
|She outlived him and became 106 years old!!!|
|If you are interested in the history of Taiwan, China and Chiang Kai-shek, then I recommend that you google about it or read Wikipedia. Very turbulent and quite violent as well.|
|Two of his official cars were on display.|
|But also his garden chairs in which he and his wife were carried around in their country house.|
|And his office. With explanatory signs saying things like: nr 27: sofa, nr 31: footstool. Quite funny;-)|
|Clock that stands still at the hour and minute of his death.|
A bit old-fashioned and stuffy, I guess, but then…historical musea tend to have that, don’t they?
Which historical museum do you know that is contemporary and cool?