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National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine
National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine

National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine

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Free admission
No.139 Bei'an Road

The Basics

As well as featuring a main shrine, a series of smaller halls, a bell tower, and a drum tower, the landmark offers scenic views of Taipei. The National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine is among Taipei’s most popular attractions; as such, it features on most half- and full-day sightseeing tours. Explore the shrine on foot or as part of a Taipei sightseeing tour by bus, which typically also cover Taipei 101, National Palace Museum, and Lungshan Temple.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Don’t forget to bring your camera: the shrine’s entryway, comprised of three archways, is a popular photo shot.

  • The National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine is free for visitors to explore.

  • Bring a hat, sunglasses, and water on hot days: the shrine’s central courtyard is open to the elements and doesn’t offer much shade.

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How to Get There

The shrine is located in Taipei’s Zhongshan District. The closest Metro station is Dazhi Station, which is a 5-minute drive or 15-minute walk away. Jiantan Station, served by the Tamsui-Xinyi Line, is a 10-minute bus ride away. The landmark can also be reached by bike or by taxi.

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When to Get There

The National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine is open daily from 9am-5pm. The Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place hourly; the ceremony lasts for approximately 15 minutes, and offers plenty of opportunities for photos. The shrine is particularly busy on March 29 (Youth Day) and September 3 (Armed Forces Day), when the president attends annual, memorial ceremonies.

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Other Significant Monuments in Taipei

Following your visit to the National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, venture to other must-see Taipei monuments. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, dedicated to former president Chiang Kai-shek, is one of the city’s most-visited tourist destinations, while Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall was built to honor the first president of the Republic of China. Both also feature Changing of the Guard ceremonies.

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