Sunday, February 23, 2014

Taiwan Treat: A Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-shek, no doubt, was and probably still is, a big name in Taiwan. A 20th-century Chinese political and military leader, Chiang Kai-shek otherwise  known as Chiang Chie-shih or Chiang Chung-cheng(inset), was an influential member of the Kuomintang (KMT), the Chinese Nationalist Party in mainland China. When the party's leader, Sun Yat-sen passed away, he took over the mantle and from then on, there was a nation-wide civil war with the Chinese communists. He lost the war and retreated to Taiwan, where he ruled Taiwan for 30 years. Chiang had been said to be popular among many people and dressed in plain, simple clothes. In Taiwan, he imposed martial law and persecuted people critical of his rule during the White Terror period. Even then, there is still a magnificent memorial in memory of him called Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.....

A memorial hall fit for a king....

Traveling Tip: Indulge in memories!

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