National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, Zhongshan District

4.2
#2 of 57 in Museums in Taipei
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. Put National 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 Temple of the Martyrs of the National Revolution is the full name of this attraction. I believe that this attraction is obligatory for all visitors to Taiwan who are interested in architecture and landscapes, Chinese history and military monuments. Of course it's a new monument. The temple was built to commemorate the 390,000 Chinese soldiers who died during the Resistance War against Japan, the Civil War between nationalist and communist China and the First and Second Crises in the Taiwan Strait. That is, in theory, a monument to all those who fell for the Republic of China, in the brackets of Taiwan. It is both a monument and a temple. In fact, we could not get to the temple, came to see some another high boss and tourists the entrance to the temple was closed. Chiefs around the world are a separate people, with mortals beside them to stand west. And here too:-)). But we waited for the change of the caralda. A little theatrical, but very important and traditional!
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  • I found it to be a great tour, look up any of the bike tours around city so you can see more of the temples, and fantastic architecture of the city in a more condensed time. I think my tour was about ...  more »
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  • Very well maintained and stunning architecture! Unfortunately the main area was under maintenance and have restricted access, but we still get to see most of the place! The guard change-over was also amazing (feel sorry they have to stand perfectly still in the heat with full uniform and gears on); The guard change-over happens every hour.
  • Changing of the guard is a nice spectacle, free and if you're nearby you should check it out.
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