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National Martyrs’ Shrine 臺北忠烈祠

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Built on a green hillside in 1969, the impressive National Martyrs’ Shrine was architecturally inspired by the Hall of Supreme Harmony in Beijing's Forbidden City. The shrine is dedicated to the 390,000 soldiers killed in the service of their country during the War of Resistance against Japan and the civil war between the Chinese Republican and communist forces. A major attraction at the shrine is the hourly ceremony for the changing of the honor guard in front of the main gate.


建議停留時間 2-3小時
Historic Sites 101 Highlights
Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 139, Bei-an Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

1.Daily 09:00 to 17:00
2.Closed for memorial services on March 28 & 29 and Sept. 2 (all day) and Sept. 3 (to 12:00 noon).

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets



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  5. 456 Excellent

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  2. 269 Couples
  3. 143 Solo
  4. 61 Business
  5. 251 Friends
  • Lisa B

    Saint Louis, Missouri

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    Very worthwhile


    We were happy to visit such an important shrine. It was an overcast cloudy day and perfect for us. The changing of the guards occurs every hour on the hour and is worthwhile seeing - it is very impressive. It was a short walk from here to the Grand Hotel.
  • CzarEmmanuel

    Manila, Philippines

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    Friends getaway

    Picturesque historical site


    This place may not be that accessible like other tourist destinations in Taipei. In fact we had to take the MRT first, then a bus, and walk a bit before reaching it. But once you get there, all your efforts pay off! Being a historical site, do some reading first before visiting this shrine to appreciate it more. Within the so-called "sanctuary" itself you'll find some architectural masterpieces and amazingly landscaped gardens. The ceremonial change of guard (like the one at the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall) is worth-watching. I would give this place an excellent rating if only it were not mosquito infested. Yes, there are lots of mosquitoes here, so be sure to have your repellant when you visit it.
  • barrynoah

    Buffalo Grove, Illinois

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Great experience


    This is a beautiful park and the changing of the guard is worth waiting to see. The building maybe closed at times for work but the grounds are beautiful and worth the trip
  • henghown

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Friends getaway

    Respected RIP


    This shine is to respect the war death. Daily there is guard parade which visitors are able to see the soldiers precision drill. Over the here, you are not allow to eat in the compound and have speak lowly.
  • PAULIE36

    Sydney, Australia

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    Solo travel

    Very moving


    Arrived in time to see the changing of the guard. This is done with the usual military precision but also with dignity and respect. The grounds are beautiful and areas are cordoned of during this ceremony. Like every country it's nice to know that these people who died for a principal are not forgotten.

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