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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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Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall is my favourite place in Taipei, but this is pretty close. Unlike CKS Memorial Hall, this is a place that you would probably only want to visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Luzon, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went here as part of a tour. It's a shrine built to commemorate the soldiers who died defending the Republic of China. Its layout is similar to that of the traditional Chinese palaces found in the mainland. There's really nothing much to see here (unless you have a relative who died in the wars involving the ROC) except for the... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall is my favourite place in Taipei, but this is pretty close. Unlike CKS Memorial Hall, this is a place that you would probably only want to visit once. It's much more solemn and sombre; somewhere you can really think about sacrifices and lives people have made. The changing of the guard here is also something... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here expecting to take in the characteristic and grand architecture and hoping to catch the changing of the guard. We totally lucked out as when we arrived, the processional was just starting. We catch most of it (except maybe the first few moments). It was definitely a great experience to witness this ceremonial, serious moment of tradition and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth seeing if you want to see the honor guard as they seemed to be a bit more disciplined than at the CKS memorial hall. The architecture is nice, however it still doesn't compare the the more "ancient" structures found in the mainland.

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Thank Jake W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Eugene C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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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Thank Pete K
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 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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Thank Greg L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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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