Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (CKSMH) was designed by renowned architect Yang Cho-chen, and was officially opened to the public on April 5, 1980. The main hall stands 70 meters high. Its outside walls are decorated with white marble, and it has a sapphire-blue glazed-tile roof topped with a golden crown.
The 30-meter-high entrance archway, bearing the characters “Liberty Square,” complements the main hall perfectly. On either side of CKS Memorial Hall Park are the Gate of Great Loyalty and Gate of Great Piety, respectively, each with sapphire-blue roof resting atop white pillars, connected to the covered corridor and pavilion perimeter of the complex. The corridor walls feature 26 types of traditional Chinese hollow-style latticed windows, enhancing the sense of spatial expansion within the inner gardens.
CKSMH has been listed as a national historic monument by the government and registered as an official cultural landmark. The uniqueness of its architecture and historical background make it an important Taiwan cultural-heritage asset.
Home to spacious, lush grassy areas, the Park boasts plants in rich variation. Different flowers bloom through the seasons, providing ever-changing charms throughout the year. The flowers, trees, and unusual rocks that line Guanghua Pond and Yunhan Pond combine with the arch bridges to create elegant garden scenery.
As a historic space that has witnessed the development of democracy in Taiwan, CKSMH also organizes special exhibitions on local culture and history, the democracy movement, and other topics, in order to further democracy education.
More diverse and innovative performances and exhibitions will be planned so that citizens and international visitors alike can conveniently experience and immerse themselves in the beauty of cultural arts.
CKSMH was awarded “Exceptional Accomplishment” and "Best Foreign Language Service" in the 2018 Taipei Outstanding Site Evaluation by Taipei City Government, and was certificated as a Muslim-friendly environment. Promoting cultural diversity and offering the Muslin Prayer Room and Muslim-friendly toilets made CKSMH the very first cultural organization obtain the certificate.