Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park © Gavin Anderson
The pride of Taipei, the magnificent Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park is a walled complex built in memory of the former Taiwanese President. It contains an impressive, pyramid-shaped white monument to Chiang Kai-shek, capped with a blue-tiled roof, as well as the National Concert Hall and National Theatre. All stand inside a lovely park, fronted by a vast plaza where there are often folk performances or other events being held. The Memorial is also the main venue for Taipei's famed Lantern Festival, Shang Yuan, which draws thousands of lantern-carrying revellers to mark the Chinese New Year.
Address: South Road, Chungshan
Transport: MRT lines Danshui-Xindian, or Beitou-Nanshi, alighting at the CKS Memorial Hall Station