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Baoan Temple and Chiang Kai-Shek

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Baoan Temple is located opposite of the Confucius Temple in Taipei. In 2003 the temple was inducted into the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. It is a very decorated temple, the columns, windows, beautiful painted doors. Some decorations are clay, some are made from ceramics. The woodwork is amazing. It's really worth visiting.

We also went to the National Museum. There were two pieces on display, a jade cabbage and meat shaped rock, that according to our guide were very interesting pieces. There also was a white jade ball, it is built up from several layers, but they never found out how many exactly. Other then that there was a really nice ceramics exposition, and wonderful paintings and ancient calligraphy on display.


National Revolutionary Martyr's Shrine was the next stop. The structure houses the spirit tablets of about 390,000 persons killed during several wars and revolutions. We were in time for the changing of the honor guard. It was impressive to watch. Unfortunately the shrine was under maintenance so besides the outside there wasn't much to see.


Next stop was Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall. It was bigger then i imagined. It was huge. The memorial hall had an exhibition, or actually several, on the ground floor. Up the stairs was the statue of Chiang Kai-Shek. It's a huge hall with the statue in the back. There are also two other buildings on the site, the National Theater and National Concert Hall.


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