National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine

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  • Phone:+886 02 28854376 Fax:+886 02 28864164
  • Address:No.139, Bei’an Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 104, Taiwan (R.O.C.) View on Map
The National Revolutionary Martyr's Shrine is located in Taipei's Zhonghsan District, on Beian Road, No.139. In the past, it was the "Taiwan Huguo Shrine", and paid respects to soldiers and officers who died in war. After Taiwan's liberation, Chiang Kai-shek renamed it to it's present day name. It's also commonly known as "Taipei Martyr's Shrine", "Yuanshan Martyr's Shrine", and "Dazhi Martyr's Shrine". In addition to paying respects to those who fell in battle, it also featured full-feldged officers and police, as well an ancestral hall, with the president performing sacrificial rites. Later, due to the Healthy Kindergarten incident in where a bus caught fire, teacher Lin Jing-juan lost their life trying to the children and became the first civilan to be enshrined. The shrine's construction style is similar to the "Hall of Supreme Harmony", of Beijing's Forbidden City. Its exterior is red-purple in color, and the walls are tall and lofty. The decorated archway is engraved with the letters " Wan Gu Liu Fang". Three squads within the shrine serve as ceremonial soldiers, and the take-over ceremony is held every morning at 9 and afternoon at 5, on the hour. The afternoon ceremony actually starts at 4:40, and the ceremony takes around 40 minutes to complete. The navy is dressed in white uniforms, the army in green, and the air force in blue. They rotate rosters every six months, attracting many visitors and tourists who come to observe the ceremony. 


Opening Hours
Admission is free. Martyrs Shrine opens from 9:00 to 17:00 every day except Mar.28 to Mar.29 noon and Sep.2 to Sep.3 noon, which are Spring Ceremony and Autumn Ceremony respectively.

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