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Zhongshan Hall is a historic building near Ximending. This large building was Taipei's city hall during Japanese rule and has hosted many heads of states. It is now a cultural centre with a small exhibitio on its history.
We felt as though we had this amazingly large place to ourselves but we loved it. We found two huge halls for concerts (both with folks setting up) and a wonderful temporary exhibit on an amazing Taiwanese author who created both architectural and natural works...More
We were lucky that we visited this venue in a Sunday afternoon.
It is here that the Japanese signed the surrender documents at the end of WW II.
There was a Mozart concert scheduled for that afternoon and we were fortunate that it was not...More
I visited Zhongshan Hall which used to be an important venue for special events and is still in use today. While i was there , an exhibition about cameras, movies, records and music was being held, but i am not sure if this is permanent...More
Zhongshan Hall was built in 1936 and is a mixture of western and modern design. It was built for the coronation of Emporor Hirohito and is where thre Japanese surrender cemonary in 1945 and later when Chiang Kai-sheck delivered public speeches following his re-elections and...More
We stopped here to take some photos during our walking tour.
The building was built by the Japanese colonial government as a city hall. It was later renamed after Dr Sun Zhong Shan.
Interesting to visit if you are in the nearby area.
Another interesting building in Taipei, worth stopping to see if you are in the area. Built during the Japanese occupation, it has an interesting history. There is another statue of Dr Sun Yat Sen in the adjacent park
Built during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan as the City Hall, this building was renamed after Dr Sun Yatsen (also known as Sun Chung san) after the Japanese surrender. Currently this building is used for mainly art and musical performances, art and painting display. In...More
This is a dirty/dusty big building with nothing inside really to see. We went to the third floor to admire the "water buffalo" wall. It is a metal (bronze?) relief. I would say it is not worth coming to this place.