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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



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  3. 225 Average
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  5. 460 Excellent

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  1. 432 Families
  2. 268 Couples
  3. 144 Solo
  4. 61 Business
  5. 252 Friends
  • Emily4023

    United States

    Very impressive


    Very impressive complex. Unfortunately we didn't have time to see much beyond the first big gate, but would have liked to.
  • dudeman8

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Take your foreign friends


    My daughter had many friends and classmates from HK and US visit and your Taiwan. It is fitting to take them to Chung Lie Chih so they can begin to appreciate the sacrifices of those who fought to protect the republic during WWII and Civil War that followed. This shrine is hallowed ground, it is moving and important for Westerners to see and feel it.
  • KPR777

    Raleigh, North Carolina

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Very impressive, but the main hall is closed for renovations now


    I walked over to the National Revolutionary Martyr's Shrine from the magnificent Grand Hotel, but was disappointed to find out that the main hall was closed to visitors for an unspecified time due to renovations. From what I could see through the courtyard, however, this complex is very impressive and would be worth a visit once it reopens to the public.
  • 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

    Traveler type:

    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.

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