Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

Attraction Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall 110, Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, Section 4, Ren'ai Rd, 505號 號 Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 07:30 PM
09:30 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Must see
0.32 USD

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Designed by local architect Wang Da-hung, this memorial hall was established in memory of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the father of the Republic of China.

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Why Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall is special ?

National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall was built to the centenary celebrations commemorating the nation founding father, Dr. Sun Yat Sen. Locating at Taipei, Xinyi District, constructed with magnificent architecture and tranquil environment covering a total area of one hundred fifteen thousand and five hundred (115,500) square meters. The government began to draft the building of the memorial hall in 1964. The current memorial hall was established with the blueprint of Wang Da-Hung and first opened on the 16th of May, 1972.

The principle of this memorial hall is not only a place for the remembrance of the nation founding father, but also functions as different usages, such as cultural education, academic research, and leisure recreation. Free multilingual guide tours are offered in English, Japanese and partial European languages. Brochures in English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish and Korean are also provided for the ease of tourists.


What to explore at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall?

The building is inspired by structure of Chinese palace. It is grand and beautiful. There is a statue of founding father in the building for the public to pay their respect. There are exhibitions of historical items related to creation of R.O.C. The memorial hall has a concert hall that can accommodate more than 3,000 people. It is equipped with excellent facilities and hardware items and has become an important place for performance. The lecture room in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall frequently hosts academic and other lectures. The main building is surrounded by a long, winding porch. Four great exhibition rooms frequently host works of famous artists and various exhibitions.

Outside the main building there is great space. You can usually see people flying kites here. The colorful, high-flying kites add touch of vigor to the serene hall. There are many roller skaters gathering here to practice their techniques. It is a good place for the public for sports and recreation. The willow trees along the lake in Zhongshan Park, the garden with lush flowers, and the beauty of Chinese garden attract many visitors. There is a library in the main building housing 400 seats and 140,000 books. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is a place of commemoration and also a park for outdoor, recreational and art activities.


How to get to Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall?

By Bus:

1. Take bus route 204, 212, 232, 235, 240, 254, 259, 261, 263, 266, 270, 281, 282, 288, 299, 504, 672 to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Station(國父紀念館站) directly.


1. Take MRT Bannan line(捷運板南線) to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Station(國父紀念館站) directly.


Selling points

  • “Modern Chinese History Lessons”
  • “Change of Guard Ceremony”
  • “Worth taking the time to explore”
  • “ Lovely Surrounding Gardens”
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Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall 110, Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, Section 4, Ren'ai Rd, 505號 號

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Tips for you

  • Be sure to check out the guards, they change shifts once beginning of the hour
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  • It can get difficult going home because there are literally thousands of people lining up to get onto the train.
  • At night, you can see groups of people dancing, or just spend time to have fun together..
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  • You can also see the change of guards from the second floor and there usually is less people up there.
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  • It's awesome for who enjoys photography,
  • If you have children, definitely get a place.
  • It closes on Lunar New Year's Eve/Day and certain other days for maintenance.
  • Best time to take photo here is in the evening because then the sunlight will be on Taipei 101 (in the morning, sun is behind Taipei 101 from here - you won't really get a good shot - just silhouette).
  • Close distance to Taipei 101 means you can drop by here, and then take a short, easy stroll to 101.
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It was a stroll from the Station to SYS Memorial Hall. A good place to know about how the Nationalists fight with the Community before moving over to Taiwan. The life of Sun Yat Sen and his wife were depicted in the pictorial display. There was also a film clip in Mandarin. An interesting place to visit. There is a changing of guards at the hall lobby where the statue of Sun Yat Sen sit at certain given times. However, this changing of guards is not as extensive as the one at the Martyrs Shine.

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The change of guards is a cool thing, but you'll have to endure being pushed and shoved by those tourists from China.

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The changing of the guards was awesome! They were in sync and it was pretty damn good. The museum had a neat lay out and there are two parts to is for $7 bucks the other part is free. Must see in Taipei.

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Been many times here. It's lovely open space, excellent changing of the guard and some very interesting insights into the founder of the Republic of China.

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One of the best attractions in Taipei. Had previously seen the CKS Memorial and was told the Changing of the Guard Ceremony was similar. Having been impressed, decided to view the SYS one. Very impressive, in some ways better viewing opportunities due to the first floor balcony. If you have children, definitely get a place, best on statue's right hand side. The Changing of the Guard Ceremony, on the hour is very impressive, consisting of close order drill, carried out with precision. As someone who enjoys photography, once the ceremony was over the Hall emptied and allows you to get some fantastic photos, especially from the balcony, a lasting memory of Taiwan. Outside the Memorial Hall, there is a wide range of culture on show. People practicing meditation, Martial Arts and Young people their Dance moves in the reflection of the glass. I also enjoyed watching the kite fliers, whose kites were about 600-700 feet in the air. There is also a lake in the grounds where you could feed the fish. A great location to photograph Taipei 101.Very relaxing, cultured experience.

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