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Taiyuan Five Hundred Martyrs Tombs 太原五百完人紀念建築群

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The Taiyuan Five Hundred Martyrs Tombs is located at the foot of Yuanshan hill (in front of the observatory), built in memory of the heroic death of soldiers when Shanxi’s Taiyuan fell into the hands of the enemy in 1949. At the premises, visitors will see the hall of sacrificial offerings, a stele platform, a memorial arch, and records of the history of the 500 Taiyuan martyrs.


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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

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Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Yuanshan


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  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Commemorating China's martyrs


    In 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.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Commemorating Taiyuan's 500 Martyrs


    The 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.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Massacre of Christians commemorated


    During 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.
  • wang2383

    Longjing, Taichung




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