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The National Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
 
 
 


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The Chung-shan park in the middle of Taipei.
Take note of the tall building to the left, disappearing in the clouds.  It is the "Taipei 101", - one of the tallest buildings in the world.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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The Chung-shan park, - with Lake Cui, - the "Emerald Pond".
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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The Chung-shan park, - with the National Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall in the background
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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The main entrance of the National Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

There are a couple of memorial halls for Sun Yat Sen, - the father of modern China.  A new one, - and rather small -, which I have not yet had time to visit, has just been built in Singapore, - and an old, big one, - which I have visited -, is in Guangzhou, and furthermore there is a memorial park in Hong Kong.
I find, that the most appropriate memorial hall to Dr. Sun Yat Sen is this one in Taipei, because it is here in Taiwan, that a free and democratic China developed freely and with great success according to his ideas, and under leadership of Kuomintang, -an offspring of his original political party.
Hong Kong and Singapore are both former British colonies, and China became a communist dictatorship, that hardly would have amused Dr. Sun.
 
 


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Side entrance to the National Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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Park section with statues in front of the side entrance to the National Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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National Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, - with the "Taipei 101" building behind.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 
 


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Interior of the National Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

The memorial hall contains a lot more than just the memorial itself. There are several exhibition halls, lecture halls, a library,- and displays relating to Dr. Suns life and his revolution.
 
 



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And here it is, - the great hall with statue and guard in honour of Dr. Sun Yat Sen.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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The great Memorial Hall.  Take note of the two honour guards.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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Bronze statue of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, - and guard.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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A soldier of the "Honor guard of R. O. C.".
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The great Memorial Hall.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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Dr. Sun Yat Sen, - the Father of Modern China.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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A soldier of the "Honor guard of R. O. C.".
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Soldiers of the "Honor guard of R. O. C.".
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Changing of the guard.  Every hour the guard changes, involving an interesting show of great skill and discipline.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The "Honor guard of R. O. C.", - looking highly disciplined and determined.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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An immaculate  soldier of the "Honor guard of R. O. C.".
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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A final look at the "Honor guard of R. O. C.".
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

This "Honor Guard" is a ceremonial unit where all three branches, - army, air force and navy -, is represented.  Therefore you will see slightly different uniforms  at the various places where they are deployed, - all depending on which branch they belong to.  This guard is also used at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, - which will follow these pages -, and at the Martyr's Shrine, of which I also have displayed some old pics, that hopefully soon will be replaced with bigger and considerably better quality scans.


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Page initiated:  Jan.25.2013
Page updated: Jan.26.2013