National Revolutionary Martyrs Shrine, TaipeiCurrently Closed
- Address: No. 139, Beian Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 886-228854162
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Mountain, Historical Site, War Memorial, Family And Kids, Architecture
About National Revolutionary Martyrs Shrine, Taipei
Located on the Chingshan Mountain in the Zhongshan District of Taipei, this shrine is an important destination in Taipei. Built in 1969 as a memorial to the victims of numerous wars and crises, there are over three hundred and ninety thousand spirit tablets housed in the shrine.
The architecture borrows heavily from the Hall of Supreme Harmony in the Forbidden City in Beijing. Tourists can visit this place and offer incense sticks to the souls of the deceased.
National Revolutionary Martyrs Shrine Information
- Occasionally it is closed.
How To reach National Revolutionary Martyrs Shrine by Public Transport
- Bus: (247,287 road) to the Shrine station.
Restaurants Near National Revolutionary Martyrs Shrine
- Loft Bistro Wine Bar
- American cuisine La Caja de Musica
- Spanish cuisine
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Revolutionary Martyrs Shrine
95% of people who visit Taipei include National Revolutionary Martyrs Shrine in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
21.92% of people start their National Revolutionary Martyrs Shrine visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see National Revolutionary Martyrs Shrine
93.68% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Revolutionary Martyrs Shrine
National Revolutionary Martyrs Shrine, Taipei Reviews
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.
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
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.
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.
Educational. Soldiers take turns for duty from the air force, navy and army. Our tour guide, Mr Huang, shared a touching story of a selfless young school teacher who was scheduled to get married, gave up her life to save her young students from a burning coach. And she is one of those in the shrine, remembered for her heroic acts.