Our first stop was the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, a tribute to the country's former President and General which opened in 1980.
The structure is 249 ft. tall and made of concrete & marble. According to Wikipedia, there are 89 steps that lead to the top representing the age of his death in 1975.
I wished I had known this beforehand so I could have counted them although our tour guide opted for us to use the elevators instead.
From my understanding he is not buried here, but at a military cemetery in the northern part of the country.
They kind of remind me of the Buckingham Palace Guards where tourists try to distract them to no avail.