I have a few reasons why our recent trip to Taiwan was fulfilling for me. ☺
When we went to Taiwan last June, we visited Liberty Square at Taipei. It feels like a home coming for me given that I have studied at Chiang Kai Shek College at Manila, Philippines. So half of my life, I knew about Chiang Kai Shek but never have been to his birth place and his memorial. So including this to our itinerary is a no-brainer for me.
While we were wandering around, it gave me the sense of understanding on why my school was built in his name. Visiting the memorial hall and learning CKS's ideals made me realize the reason behind why he is the face of our school - his patriotism and ideals to the Chinese against the Communist.
I have part Taiwanese lineage as well.☺ I want to have a feel of the place where my grandmother was born.
And of course, food trip and shopping! ☺
Both National Theater and National Concert Hall, the two performing arts venues at Liberty Square, have external features that are almost identical. These two are two of the first major performing arts facilities to be established in Asia (completed in 1987). Both iconic facilities were designed by the well renowned Taiwanese architect Yang Cho-cheng and Architects & Engineers Associates. The facilities displays elegant Chinese classical architecture -yellow roof tiles, upturned eaves, huge crimson pillars, and multi-colored girders!
The Liberty Square serves as a site for major gatherings in Taipei, such as outdoor festivals, ceremonies, and concerts.
This national monument was erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former president of the Republic of China. Standing from the bottom of the stair could really make you feel so small hahah! We were lucky that day that the place is not too crowded. Its a good thing we went there early in the morning.
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