Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a Taiwanese national monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek.
The monument, surrounded by a park, stands at the east end of Memorial Hall Square. The Memorial Hall is white with four sides.
The roof is blue and octagonal, a shape that picks up the symbolism of the number eight, a number traditionally associated in Asia with abundance and good fortune.
The square became Taipei's site of choice for mass gatherings as soon as it opened. The nature of many of those gatherings gave the site new public meanings. The structure is framed on the north and south by the National Theater and National Concert Hall.
Temple of Confucius
Temple of Confucius is a temple devoted to the memory of Confucius. The largest and oldest Temple of Confucius is found in Confucius' hometown, present-day Qufu in Shandong Province.
In addition to Confucian temples associated with the state cult of Confucius, there were also ancestral temples belonging to the Kong lineage, buildings commemorating Confucius's deeds throughout China, and private temples within academies.
The state cult of Confucius centred upon offering sacrifices to Confucius's spirit in the Confucian temple. It was established in 479 BC, one year after Confucius's death, at the order of the Duke Ai of the State of Lu, who commanded that the Confucian residence should be used to worship and offer sacrifice to Confucius.