Duration8.00am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Single from AUD $50.00
Twin from AUD $50.00
This tour is 3 hours in duration and can operate in the morning or the afternoon.
Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and depart for Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, home to several classical Chinese buildings, including the stately memorial itself as well as the National Concert Hall and National Theatre. The architecture of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is inspired by Tientam in Beijing and the four sides of the structure are similar to those of the pyramids in Egypt. The next destination is The National Palace Museum, boasting the world’s largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art and artifacts, dating back more than 7,000 years. The full collection comprises over 650,000 items, including calligraphy, paintings, jade, bronze, silk and curio pieces. Continue on to the Presidential Office Building. This renaissance-style building has been the highest seat of government in Taiwan for over a century. During the end period of World War II, the building was seriously damaged due to bombing and after Taiwan was reclaimed by the R.O.C., the building was re-constructed in 1946. The building was re-named as “Jieshou Building” in celebration of the 60th birthday of former president Mr. Chiang Kai-shek, and has been used as the presidential mansion after the central government of R.O.C. was re-instated in Taiwan. The final visit of the tour is to Martyrs’ Shrine. The 330,000 men who sacrificed their lives to the revolution before the establishment of the Republic of China and who fell during the Sino-Japanese war and the Chinese Civil war are worshipped here. Each spring and autumn the president of Taiwan leads both civil and military officials in a public worship, while leaders from Taiwan’s befriended countries come and pay floral tribute in addition each year in October groups of overseas Chinese also come to visit the site.
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