Martyrs' ShrineCurrently Open
- Address: No. 32, Zhongyi Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 804
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +886-75210368
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids
Martyrs' Shrine - Review
The shrine has become recently popular with the tourists. Located on the mountainside of Shoushan, it is created as the reminiscence of the fallen soldiers of the past. The place has also come into prominence for providing the best views of the southern harbour city. There is an interesting story in the establishment of the place. It was developed from a Shinto shrine into a Chinese palatial after the period of colonization. You can still find some Japanese stone lanterns leading the way up to the shrine. Come here to witness the panoramas that it has to offer. The translucent Pacific Ocean contrasting against the city and its light is definitely a view not to miss. The huge ‘Love sign’ accompanied by pairs of adorable monkey sculptures, not only add to its charm but becomes a thing to remember in your Kaohsiung trip.
How To reach Martyrs' Shrine by Public Transport
- Bus: (247,287 road) to the Shrine station.
Restaurants Near Martyrs' Shrine
- Loft Bistro Wine Bar
- American cuisine La Caja de Musica
- Spanish cuisine
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Things to Know Before Visiting Martyrs' Shrine
95% of people who visit Kaohsiung include Martyrs' Shrine in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
39.75% of people start their Martyrs' Shrine visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Martyrs' Shrine
94.49% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Martyrs' Shrine
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Martyrs' Shrine, Kaohsiung Reviews
One of the must-see place in Taipei. I’ve not been here since early 1980s. It was supposed to be a sacred and honorable memorial place for the passing soldiers who paid the ultimate price for the country. I was surprised too see a little boy soldier marching with the real ones. It was cute and bit amusing. But unsure of the purpose for displaying so or the necessity. It Definitely became a touristy location for loads of bus tourists. Maybe that’s one of the main reasons?!
Very cool place to visit. Try to catch the changing of the guard which happens every hour. The guards walk from one end to the other end and then back again. Don’t try walking to this location! It’s a very long and boring walk. Better to catch a ride. Very nice photo opportunities.
Every hour, the soldiers change position with who is manning the gates at the front and inside at the temple. I would get here about 30 minutes before the hour to ensure you get a good spot to photograph the soldiers on duty. When the soldiers move, they sport impressive choreography. Each solider works at the temple for a year, and then their duties are done. Most soldiers seem young, about 23-28 years old. There is a visitors lounge with free hot/warm/cold water and plenty of seating. It is located to the right of the entrance and before you hit the bathrooms. No soap at the bathrooms but there is toilet paper. Temple is free to visit. When the soldiers move, they have about 3 guardsmen ensuring the crowd does not get too close to them. You can see the worn path from the walking of the soldiers, in a completely straight line from the entrance to the back temple. Just be mindful when you are photographing them, it can get exciting to see and you may not notice where your steps are. Run ahead or stay behind to get some unique shots of the soldiers. Last exchange happens right before 5PM. Temple closes shortly after.
Great historical location. It's larger than life. If you have a chance, do make it a point to witness the changing of the guard. Truly a spectacle to behold
A wonderful place to visit in Zhongshan Taipei. Easily accessible by bus from Taipei main station and by bicycle from Yuanshan area. Lucky to catch the guard changing ceremony which last for approx 15 min. Later came to know it happens in every hour. It's really beautiful. I visited this place on a week day. Not crowded. Well maintained, charming and peaceful place. I had a great time. Plenty of parking places are there and restroom is just inside the main entrance.