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National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine

No.139 Bei'an Road, Taipei 111, Taiwan
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Taipei Half-Day City Tour
Ranked #13 of 257 Attractions in Taipei
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Performances, Cultural
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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 every hour.
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Burlington, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Loved the buildings and the grounds. Beautiful gardens. The architecture was interesting. Nice place to relax and walk around.Great place for taking photos.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the Martyrs' Shrine - the shrine was built in honour of the war dead of the Republic of China. The temple and the grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. The best part of our visit was the changing of the guards - occurs every hour. The timing and precision was spectacular - definitely time... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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162 reviews 162 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you're visiting Taipei, this is one place you should check out. I understand they have a changing of the guard although I didn't personally see it). You don't need a lot of time here, but it's certainly worth a visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 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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10 helpful votes 10 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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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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