I traveled to Taiwan for four days and three nights. This time, I visited Taipei and its surrounding areas. In this article, I will write about light-up at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall as part of Day 1.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Flying to Taipei & Xiao Long Bao at Din Tai Fung
* Day 1: Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, National Taiwan Museum and National Museum of History
* Day 1: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (Light-up) [This article]
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Jingtong)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Shifen)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Houtong)
* Day 2: Jiufen
* Day 3: National Palace Museum
* Day 3: National Martyrs’ Shrine
* Day 3: Xinyi District
* Day 3: Taipei 101
* Day 4: 228 Peace Memorial Park, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple and Ximending
* Day 4: Huashan 1914 Creative Park & Return to Home
Checked in the hotel
After I left National Museum of History, I will return to the hotel to complete my check-in.
At Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall MRT station.
People lined up in order.
I arrived at Taipei station. Since I will use Taiwan Railways the next day, I checked the venue of the ticket office.
I checked in the hotel (CAESAR PARK TAIPEI).
I was able to view Taipei station from my room, though the weather was not good at this moment.
If you have a chance to stay at CAESAR PARK TAIPEI, I would recommend you request a room that faces Taipei station 🙂
Jin Feng Luroufan (Braised Meat Rice)
I took a quick rest and moved to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall station again.
To begin with, I had a dinner at Jin Feng Luroufan.
Luroufan (Braised Meat Rice) is a representative local food in Taiwan and Jin Feng Luroufan is of the most famous Luroufan restaurants in Taipei. I reached the restaurant, there was already a queue.
In the restaurant.
I ordered Luroufan (Braised Meat Rice), soup and a boiled egg.
I heard some celebrities in Taipei often use Jin Feng Luroufan. I was satisfied with the cuisine, so I recommend this restaurant.
Light-up at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Then, I moved to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall was opened in 1980 to commemorate Chiang Kai-Shek, the first leader of Taiwan. Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is illuminated in the evening, so I came here to take its light-up photos.
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall was so huge and there were a theater, a concert hall and a park in addition to the main hall.
This is the National Theater.
This is the Archway.
This archway is about 30 meters tall.
The main building of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.
View against backdrop of the main hall. The left side is the National Theater, the center side is the archway and the right side is the National Concert Hall.
Now the sun went down and it became dark around here.
At the same time, the rain became heavier.
A shot with slow shutter speed.
Return to the hotel
I went back to Taipei station by MRT. The following photo was takes at the entrance of the hotel (CAESAR PARK TAIPEI).
There were several shops in the hotel and here is “喫茶趣ToGo”.
“喫茶趣ToGo” is a tea stand that sells a variety of tea such as “Black Milk Tea with Pearls”. During my travel, I dropped by the shop every night to buy a cup of tea.
Then, I did work out at the gym in the hotel and the first day of my Taipei trip was over.
That’s it for the article about light-up at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall as part of Day 1.
I had some difficulties in taking photos of light-up at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, as it was raining and I needed to keep my umbrella open while taking photos. On the other hand, however, photos became more impressive thanks to the rain, as the road reflected off water 🙂
In the next article, I will write about walking around Jingtong station of Pingxi Line.