Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Changing of Guards at the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall is famous for its hourly changing of guards. The ritual takes a few minutes with very precise and elaborate military movements. It is a spectacle to see. I managed to film a few seconds' worth using my iPhone. I wish I had better vantage point though. There were just too many people hovering.We came in just in time for the changing of guards. 



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The guards on duty will stay motionless for one hour and then they will start the ceremony of the changing of the guards again. You have to see it, to see the precision of their movements. I'm glad I got to see that.

Hubby's version. He he he.



Outside the Memorial Hall, there were some people doing meditation. Others were doing martial arts, too. Sorry, no photo.


You can also see Taipei 101 from Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. Taipei 101 is about ten minutes' walk from Sun Yat-Sen. Just follow the building, you won't get lost :-)



 To go Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall: take the Blue Line going to Nangang. Get off at Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station.







There is also a lovely wooded garden within the property, with a pond and a small pagoda. However, it was very cold and raining when we arrived and decided to forego that to another trip. Maybe next year? :-)

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