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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.


Historic Sites
Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 139, Bei-an Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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


Nearby MRT

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  • 619je

    Keysborough, Australia

    Shrine has good feng shui


    People visit this shrine to see the changing of the guard. The Shrine commemorates those people sho died in China's 20th century wars. It is a solemn tribute. The changing of the guard occurs on the hour. It is a bit out of the way but the feng shui is good. By the way, there is usually a big crowd, so it pays sto get there early.
  • jenkle89

    Hendaye, France

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    Guard Ceremony


    Come here to see an elaborte guard charging ceremony, these take place every hour and last a good 15 minutes. It is quite incredible how synchronized the guards are. We arrived 20 minutes before to explore the grounds, you can't actually access the main hall, but it is a nice place to wander and watch the ceremony.
  • Markita F

    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

    Learn history to avoid repeating it


    The mood is solemn as we visited this shrine. It is a good reminder to invest in learning history to avoid the mistakes of repeating it. Every hour you will have opportunity to see changing of the guard. This is a phenomenal sight to see.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Precision drill maneuver is the draw-card


    The Martyrs' Shine commemorates at those soldiers who died in China's revolutionary wars in the 20th century. The Shrine is a fine structure, but the main attraction is the changing of the guard, every hour. This precision drill maneuver is a "must see" for visitors to Taipei.
  • hankwang

    Singapore, Singapore

    Great place to visit


    It was a good experience to pay such a shrine. And many interesting buildings with the colourful roottop. This was one of the must visit places for the tourists.

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