National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, Zhongshan District

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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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  • I think i'm going to expect a lot. However, young people are working hard with tension, so it's good. I've been trying to see.
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  • We have a change of guard ceremony at the Chusho Memorial Hall, The National Father's Memorial Hall, and the Chung-retsu Shrine, and we have seen it in two places: Coco and Chusho Memorial Hall. I think the only way to get to Coco is by bus. I got off at the entrance of The Northern Town and walked from the Palace Museum in the BR13(13) system. It is recommended without waste. I was relying on googlemap, googlemap is displayed in The Tongbei St. Intersection, but the bus is displayed in Tongbei St. Entrance, and passed by. However, it is possible to get off because it goes round ahead and it comes back to the original position. When you get off here, you walk to the Shrine, but there are air force headquarters and naval headquarters along the way, which is quite interesting. I don't even have the courage to take pictures. Coco also begins the change ceremony at the current event, but unlike the others, it can be seen close to the extent that it does not interfere with the progress of the expression except the beginning and end point. In addition, because there are stairs and long passages which are not in other places, it is excellent at seeing. As far as the comparison of the ceremony with The Nakasho Kido, the contents of what you are doing were both the same, because there were fewer people compared to the place that is inconvenient to be honest, i think this is the best place to see the replacement ceremony I think.
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  • I went with a guide on the city tour included in the tour. The first time was said to be crowded, and the second time was seen. I saw a change in front of me. We responded with moderation, but everyone had taken photos of Bashabasha. There is an escort, but it seems to touch. Of course you will be careful. I didn't touch it, so i had a great experience.
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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.
  • My group and I arrived at 4:45pm, just in time to catch the last changing of the guard. Not sure if its normally busier during other hours, but it was a great experience, as there were very few people there, so it felt quite intimate and you could get quite close to the gourds while they were marching. The inner shrine was closed due to construction, but the experience was still breathtaking, it's a beautiful facility and well worth the bus ride and shirt walk. It is close to Shilin Night Market and the National Palace Museum, so my group and and I did this as part of an afternoon combo trip!
  • Nice structure, however we couldn't go inside the shrine because they are under renovation, didn't mention until when the renovation will last. The changing guards ceremony was carried out every hour on the clock until 5pm, each round last around 20 minutes. Very interesting to watch.
  • Changing of the guard takes place on the hour every day until 5pm. This is a highlight of the. Is it to this venue: precise and disciplined guards perform their changeover routine. Beautiful tempke/memorial with images on walls of key events relating to the KMT. The gardens are nice. In all, a nice way to spend 45 mins to an hour.
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