This was the 2nd place I visited. The Martyr’s Shrine was built in 1969, inspired by the Hall of Supreme Harmony in Beijing’s Forbidden City, giving me a glimpse of a place I desperately long to visit.. hopefully, sometime next year…
The National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine in Taipei’s Zhongshan district is dedicated to the war dead of the Taiwan. It’s a place of great respect for the 390,000 or so fallen soldiers of ROC conflicts (soldiers killed in the service of their country during the War of Resistance against Japan and the subsequent Civil War).
The back building was under restoration renovations thus some scaffoldings are in sight. But it was a gorgeous place and took my breath away….
On the door…… a golden/ brass door knocker….
Again we got to witness the changing of the honor guard ceremony. This major “attraction” happens daily between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, at the top of the hour and lasted more than 20 mins.
More honour guards but these ones wear white…….to some people... they are suppose to represent the Navy....
The walk through the gardens and grounds is equally a relaxing and awesome experience, especially for people like me who enjoy beautiful historical architecture and such. The architecture is beautiful and well maintained and the inside of the shrine is very interesting. A must see when visiting Taipei.
Supposedly a short walk from the famous Grand Hotel (Taipei) meant that one could plan to see both too, but I could only see the Grand Hotel from my tour bus.