After visiting the National Palace Museum (no pictures allowed), we had lunch at the Grand Hotel. This is the entrance gate.
The Grand Hotel, one of Tapei's five star hotels.
The lobby of the Grand Hotel.
Main Gate of the Martyrs Shrine, built in 1969. Memorializes the 390,000 people who sacrificed their lives in the 1949 revolution, which resulted in the Republic of China. (Barbara in yellow blouse.)
Replica of the Martyrs Shrine, grounds and Main Gate in foreground.
Changing of the guard at Martyrs Shrine.
The Martyrs Shrine.
A small memorial shrine, a shrine within a shrine.
President Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, inaugurated in 1980.
Galleries within the museum.
President Chiang Kai-Shek and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek's marriage photo.
A young Chiang Kai-Shek with his mother, Wang Cai-yu.
Chiang Kai-Shek with FDR and Winston Churchill.
President and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek.
A replica of Chiang Kai-Shek's office, including his personal effects. The wax figure was created by Jian-cheng Lin.
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall on the top floor of the building.
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall on the top floor of the building. (Main gate, flag, and city buildings are reflected in the plaque.)
A view of the grounds from top level of the Memorial Hall.
Chinese Handicraft store, contains four levels of varying crafts.
Taipei 101, the second tallest building in the world. World record for fastest elevator; 37 seconds to the 98th floor.