Observe the hourly changing of the guard ceremony at the impressive National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, a palace-like complex built in 1969 to commemorate deaths of nearly 400,000 soldiers, who perished serving the Republic of China against the Japanese Imperial Army and during the Civil War from 1911 to 1958. With most of the victims born in mainland China, the shrine was inspired by Beijing’s Forbidden City, and was also the funeral site of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek’s son. Located on the scenic Mount Ching, overseeing the Keelung River, the shrine makes a popular tourist spot, lying within walking distance of Dazhi station on the Taipei metro. PutNational Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine into our Taipei trip itinerary builder app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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The National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine is located in the Chungshan district of Taipei City. The architecture is memorable. The main gate of the shrine is quite spectacuar. The shrine...
The National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine is located in the Chungshan district of Taipei City. The architecture is memorable. The main gate of the shrine is quite spectacuar. The shrine... more »
The National Revolutionary Martyr's Shrine commemorates the many people who died in China's revolutionary wars in the 20th century, including the Hsin Hai rebellion in 1911, which founded modern...
The National Revolutionary Martyr's Shrine commemorates the many people who died in China's revolutionary wars in the 20th century, including the Hsin Hai rebellion in 1911, which founded modern... more »
Built in 1969, next to Grand Hotel, The Martyr’s Shrine is a place to remember the history of 330,000 soldiers who heroically sacrificed for the country. The architecture simulates the palace of the National Palace Museum, the magnificence of the Monument symbolizes the indomitable spirit of the heroes and martyrs. The peaceful atmosphere and the changing of the guard ceremony attract visitors to this site. The ceremony of changing shifts at the temple with soldiers dressed formally with guns on their shoulders, creating a dignified feature for the temple, you can feel like they’re similar to the royal guards at Buckingham Palace, is also one of the highlights to attract domestic and foreign tourists. Taipei Martyrs’ Shrine is totally free and open for public. Next to it is the Yuanshan Scenic Area - one of the most favorite sights when watching Taipei at night, the glittering city lights, flying planes or gliding through the stars in the sky. creating a very attractive scene.
To learn more about Taiwan's history, this place is a must visit. The atmosphere and the ambience are serene, relaxing, and peaceful. As soon as you step inside the gate, it will feel like you're no longer in the middle of a big city. During my visit here, I was very fortunate to find it not crowded, and can sit around enjoying the beautiful surrounding and flowers with the sound of birds and insects. If you are lucky and get to see the changing guards, don't forget to see it with your eyes and not only with your gadgets through videos. Of course, as a tourist, please read the rules before entering and respect the place. This is a shrine dedicated to martyrs, naturally we have to be quiet and be respectful. So if you haven't visited the place, i would highly suggest you to spare some time to visit.
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