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National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine

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Address: No.139 Bei'an Road, Taipei 111, Taiwan
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +886 2 2885 4162
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Neat if only for the changing of the guards

I have to say, I think there are a lot of people in the world that are much more excited, enthralled, and impressed with changing of the guard productions than I am. However, I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tyler S
Taichung, Taiwan
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Taichung, Taiwan
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say, I think there are a lot of people in the world that are much more excited, enthralled, and impressed with changing of the guard productions than I am. However, I thought this one was really cool! It happens on the hour, every hour from 9-5 (I believe) and lasts for about 20 minutes. Get there about... More 

Thank Tyler S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is also called Martyr's Shrine. It's impressive and free of crowds except when the tour buses arrive. It has changing of the guards every hour and the process lasts about 25 minutes. Be sure to stay and watch that.

Thank Van N
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The changing of the guard here was impressive but the real treasures lie in the architecture of the buildings, the history exhibits and the nature one finds in the surrounding gardens. Wish we had more time here but we had a schedule.

Thank russpei
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is much more than seeing the changing of the guard; it is a solemn place with beautiful Chinese architecture to commemorate the people who died during different wars. I never expected that this would be such a stunning site. Unfortunately it is packed with groups on tours that only see the change of guards and run immediately away.... More 

Thank IndyES
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Must visit place in Taipei. You can know the history about the revolution and World War II in Taiwan at this place. This is a serious place, not for fun.

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Warrnambool, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We arrived just before 9.00am and saw the changing of the guard quite a spectacle. The actual Martyrs' Shrine was worth a visit too.

Thank travellerX49
Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

There's nothing remarkable abou the shrine itself. Only take the long way there if you want to visit The Grand Hotel as well and/or snap photos of the guards. Get there by taking the MRT to Yuanshan (exit 1) and then bus Red 2, 21, 208, 247 or 287 northbound.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

One of the best changing of the Guard ceremonies I have been to, any were in the world. Well worth a visit.

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the Martyrs' Shrine in Kaohsiung which I liked because it was silent and a bit off the track. This was more impressive with bigger buildings and it had guards who impressed me with their skills and commitment. It had the tourist groups though and the guards protested the noise by stamping their feet and hitting their rifles on... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

the changing of the guards is a must see. beautiful place and the upkeep is amazing. not allowed to actually enter the shrine but that adds to the serenity and beauty of it

Thank Kris B

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