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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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  • 73891

    Reno, Nevada



    Closed for (unseen) renovations and almost nobody there. Download the photo and save your time. A pretty shrine and it might have something to offer, but we missed the point.
  • rypin

    Vancouver, Canada

    Did bike tour through historic sites


    I found it to be a great tour, look up any of the bike tours around city so you can see more of the temples, and fantastic architecture of the city in a more condensed time. I think my tour was about $40 Canadian dollars.
  • JustusJTC

    Taipei, Taiwan

    It is about spiritual cruise for a guardian heart


    Army, Navy and Air Force are the major elements of changing guards. It carries a patriot to remind oneself's awareness of loving own country in deep. It is also recommended to pay a visit there thirty minutes prior to the changing timing. Due to the historical warring facts are hidden behind the carving pictures in the central building at the back. Running Hour for the whole area: 0900-1700 (every day) Guard Changing Time Table: Hourly from 0900-1600 (every day) The last one is only shown in 1630. Rainy Timing: 15 minutes Non-rainy Timing: 25 minutes Location: on the other side of Shi-lin Night Market. Address:No.139, Bei’an Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 104, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Notice: 1. Lower voice 2. Take off headwears in the main building at the central inside (hat, cab, etc)
  • STELLA08Auckland


    Beautiful, serene place


    We got the train & then tried to find the bus to get there but had to give up & eventually got a taxi to stop (it was absolutely pouring). We arrived with about half an hour to spare before the changing of the guard. Grounds are absolutely beautiful but unfortunately the main hall was closed off for renovation. We sat in the visitors lounge for about 15 minutes while waiting for the changing of the guard - which was great. It's not as impressive as at Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, but still well worth a visit. You can't walk to it from the MTR so taxi there & back is the way to go.
  • 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.

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