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Martyrs' Shrine, Taipei

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Observe the hourly changing of the guard ceremony at the impressive 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. To visit Martyrs' Shrine and other attractions in Taipei, use our Taipei itinerary maker.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Religious place enshrines 330000 the souls of the martyrdom for the nation government jurisdiction. Founded in the year 1969. You can see the guard changing ceremony every hour. Is cool. Lined up beside the photos, too. The guard is upright. Was much visited by tourists.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Visited the Yuanshan Metro station with a taxi (about 5 minutes). Building was impressive in sacred remembrance 330000 a martyrdom for the nation to sleep. Also acting with perfect order marching and bayonet excellent nice guard Abby is done once per hour.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Went to see the famous guard changing ceremony. Access away from the nearest station by taxi the best move. Nice large taxi no problem. Every hour from 0 minutes takes place. Whole process takes about 20 minutes. * 16:40 only has two guards at gates of irregular upright fixed so we looked like dolls in it seems. I think 40 minutes the situation's amazing psychic powers.  Section, wiping sweat, such as by the way people are. The guard changing ceremony AM can be seen from the 9:00. Walk towards the front time left out seven guards convoy, towards the rear in February. Footsteps across the past seems have 5 lines on the ground. Tourists is possible according to the instructions of the person in charge to keep up with guards all the way. To double the guard at the gate at the back of also coming back towards the entrance gates of two guards were being replaced and finished.
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  • June 26, 2017
    Can't comment much as we don't stay in this hotel. We were recommended by our cabbie to take a photo there since it's nearby. This place is a grand hotel which is quite far away from the city.
  • January 2, 2017
    Another great visit to go alongside the other meaningful memorials to the leaders of Taiwan. You can enjoy the grounds in general or go the step further and read the information about the individuals. This spot does get frequented by tour groups but they were well spaced out when I visited (seemed like about an hour between each one I noticed passing me and only one in the compound at any time) but it is not a hectic place (though this may be different in peak season) Well worth a visit.
  • April 12, 2017
    Hourly changing of the guard ceremony (top of the hour between 9-5) is impressive and moving. The memorial itself is beautiful and has some history of the ROC
  • March 4, 2017
    Beautiful shrine. Built ressembling a Ming era castle, the shrine is colorful and detailed. There is a lot of information (in English) on the history of the Republic of China and Taiwan. Changing of the guards also draws a crowd
  • February 23, 2017
    Beautiful shrine and useful history. This is better than the National Palace Museum in terms of architectural beauty

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