I definitely fell in love with Taipei during my week long solo trip. The weather was beautiful despite the humidity, the people were warm and pleasant, the food out of this world, and the sites spectacular. I am a sucker for touristy spots and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall did not disappoint.
I decided to go as early as I could, around 8-8:30am, so I could shamelessly take selfies and solo travel pics before a crowd showed up – but none did, its such a spacious square.
I also arrived early enough to have get a close spot to the see the changing of the guards – the first ceremony begins at 9am. It was definitely worth the early arrival and I highly recommend getting there early to beat the crowd that eventually forms. The guards are absolute perfection as they march in unison. It was way more spectacular than I had expected.
After exploring the square I went into the hall to learn about Chiang Kai-shek’s life and Taiwan’s complex history. It was a beautiful and educational memorial and definitely worth the trip if you’re ever in Taipei!