- Historic Sites
- Campus teaching
- Suggested Months for Visiting
- All year
- Cultural Resource Division, Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
- Phone Number
- Lane 11, Section 4, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Services & Facilities
R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Yuanshan
Commemorating China's martyrsIn 1949 the city of Taiyuan in the province Shanxi fell to the Chinese Communist Party forces after a protracted seige. The remaining 500 Nationalist defenders, mainly policemen and civil servants, perished. Their sacrifice was commemorated in a memorial service in 1951 on Yuanshan Mountain, led by President Chiang Kai-shek. Yuanshan Mountain which is said to have excellent fengshui. The cenotaph constructed to honor the 500 martyrs remains today, but has fallen into disrepair. The large stone altar on which President Chiang placed the memorial garland more than half a century ago is now used casually as a picnic table by families enjoying the outdoors in the nearby mountain trails, or as a counter for chessboards by elders living in the area. Either people have little recollection of the martyrs' heroic tale, or they no longer care much about it.
Commemorating Taiyuan's 500 MartyrsThe tombs commemorating the Taiyuan 500 Martyrs is at the foot of the Yuanshan hill, in Taipei. The 500 Martyrs fell into the hands of the enemy when Taiyuan, (Shanxi) was taken in 1949. The tombs contain sacrificial offerings, memorial plaques, stele platforms and biographies of the Martyrs.
Massacre of Christians commemoratedDuring the Boxer Rebellion, mainly in North China (1900) , hundreds of Christians, both natives believers and foreign missionaries (including their families) were slaughtered. Many were killed in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi Province. Some were killed by the Boxer rebels and some by government forces. Protestants and Catholics were brutally executed. The missionaries were seen as "foreign devils" who were polluting Chinese society. This tombs commemorate these Christian martyrs.
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