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National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine

No.139 Bei'an Road, Taipei 111, Taiwan
02-28854162
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Ranked #14 of 254 Attractions in Taipei
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Type: Historic Sites, Performances, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This majestic shrine honors the Republic of China's war dead. Marvel at the soldiers' precision at the changing of the guard ceremony that occurs... more » Owner description: This majestic shrine honors the Republic of China's war dead. Marvel at the soldiers' precision at the changing of the guard ceremony that occurs every hour. « less
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Visited Martyrs' Shrine on 17/10 morning. A solemn place where it housed heroes who make contributions to the country. With the short descriptions along the wall around the shrine, I have a better understanding on the history of Taiwan and how much effort they have made to come this far. Definitely must see the change of guards parade. In fact,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The Martyrs' Shrine is one of the best known features of Taipei. It commemorates those who perished in China's revolutionary wars The temple is well maintained but most visitors go there to witness the changing of the guard. The guards' drill is quite spectacular, highly co-ordinated and a marvel to watch. The guards themselves are turned out sic and span.... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Nice place to visit. Stick around for changing of the guards. A MUST SEE. Perfectly in unison. So perfect in fact you can see on the ground the route they have taken over time. Great place for pictures.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We watched the changing of the guards - we weren't able to go int to any of the buildings but it was nice to view them from the outside.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Just in time to see them change of guards. Must be having a tough time standing there for hours and hours. Admire their endurance.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Anyone who visited Taiwan (especially Taipei) in a group or city-sightseeing day tour will not give this place a miss. This shrine was built by the local government in honouring the death of heroes who fought in the war against the Japanese. The setting of this place is a mix between vintage history (with the buildings and architectural design of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Set against a back drop of hills and greens away from the bustle of the city, it is a peaceful place indeed. The change of guards occurs every hour, however, if you come SOLELY to witness the change of guards, well, you can do that in the Sun Yat Sen memorial and the Chiang Kai Shek memorial as well, and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went solely for the change of guard, nice display of military discipline which we only get to see on National Day celebrations. Nice for photo taking and video recording is also allowed, you may pose for pictures with the guards on duty but please do not touch them.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A well constructed place and its greenery is worth watching . a good tribute to the Martyrs a vast place in the outskirts of the city and quite peaceful

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Visiting on a Monday morning proved an effective way to avoid the crowds. Able to wander around the shrine relatively undisturbed by large groups.

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