Look like a child
We I got up, he was gazing into the TV in his room. Of course, it was a Taiwanese TV program. He seemed to spend minutes just gazing at the screen...it seemed that he had lots of interests in TV programs because he didn't have a TV in his home! It's hard to believe!
We had stayed up late, till about 2:30a.m, but we got up early and went to a Taiwanese restaurant for breakfast. Because we all thought that we didn't want to skip any meals at all in Taiwan. But it was not easy to wake up early in the morning!
We ordered Taiwanese rice porridge with side dishes. Although we ate a big meal last night at a late hour, we could eat more than usual. We were concerned about gainning weight during our trip...
After breakfast, we headed for the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park. It's awfully hot....
The entrance gate to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park in Taipei
He was a great leader and he was the first president of Taiwan. The park has a memorial hall of Chiang Kai-shek, national theater, a national concert hall and a beautiful garden. The memorial hall has many exhibits on his life and Taiwanese history.
View of the memorial hall from the entrance gate
The park had a big square in front of the memorial hall so it took about 5 minutes walk to get to the hall from the entrance gate.
The memorial hall was very huge and it consisted of two levels. A big bronze statue of the Chiang Kai-shek was displayed in the upper level and he was always guarded by the military during daytime.
A change of the guards was done at every hour on the hour. It looked like the change of the guards in London, which I had seen on TV before. At the exact time for the changing of guards, the hall was crowded with many tourists.