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National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine

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Address: NO. 139 Bei an Rd., Taipei 10462, Taiwan
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Phone Number: 02-28854162
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This majestic shrine honors the Republic of China's war dead. Marvel at the...

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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Great change of the guard

We times our visit to watch the change of the guard at the top of the hour. Great to watch. It is a little longer than 20 minutes. We didn't stay for its entire duration

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Changing of the guard is awesome. The Chinese tourists are rude and noisy. If you can tolerate the crowd, it's worth seeing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most interesting is the changing contents of this shrine/museum - CKS statues being removed in line with the new political guard. A fascinating place, rich in the modern history of Taiwan, with some acknowledgements of the aboriginal underpinnings of the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taiwan’s pride and tradition, culture and history breathes here – do not miss the changing of the guards ceremony here – every hour on the hour! MRT Red Line (2) to Jiantan Station Exit 1, go to bus stop to right side (heading south), take bus 267, 556, 902 or 紅3區 to Martyr’s Shrine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We times our visit to watch the change of the guard at the top of the hour. Great to watch. It is a little longer than 20 minutes. We didn't stay for its entire duration

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly away from the centre of the city, this cultural landmark is grand with marching guards and epic central building. Very moving to see so many of the photos of faces of the departed soldiers within the side rooms. Colourful and with a beautiful forest backdrop, check out this Taipei gem

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is verified culture, tipical architecture, habits of ancestors and founder of Taiwan, The structure houses the spirit tablets of about 390,000 persons killed, among other engagements, during the Xinhai Revolution.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Even though this place is most famous for the Guards changing that preform every hour. But there is so much more, it is a amazing place to take photo for the Taipei 101 and there is a supper popular Taiwannese Dessert store near by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

As the title states, watch the changing of the guards, make sure you get a front seat (stand) view. Didn't manage to look around though, as we were on a time constrained tour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Most people go there just to watch the guard ceremony. It took a lot of time for the soldiers to train to perform those steps. But the true purpose of the place is to commemorate the people who died during the uprisings against the Qing dynasty, the war with Japan, and the civil wars, unfortunately they don't get the attention... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Built in 1969, the Shrine dedicated to the war dead of the Republic of China. A major attraction at the shrine is the hourly ceremony for the changing of the honor guard in front of the main gate. The shrine is dedicated to the 390,000 soldiers killed in the service of their country during the War of Resistance against Japan... More 

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