Taipei Highlights, Part 4: Sun Yat-Sen and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorials

If you’re not familiar with your modern Chinese history, well, you should be, since the monumental events of the 20th century that transformed China and its 1 billion+ people still resonate with us today in major ways. And that history is also essential for understanding the significance of Taipei’s most significant tourist sites, the memorials for Sun Yat-Sen and Chiang Kai-Shek.

First, let’s visit Dr. Sun:

I love this building’s fusion of modern Western architecture and traditional Chinese architecture. I haven’t seen many examples of this style in my travels in Korea and Japan, so I take note whenever I see them.

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