Taipei Martyrs' Shrine The Martyrs' Shrine, resting on the slopes of the Qing Mountain and overseeing the Keelung River, is located right next to the Grand Hotel. It was built in 1969 and covers a large area. Its grand and magnificent architectural style is similar to that of the Taihe Dian Imperial Palace in Beijing, Mainland China, and symbolizes the martyrs' brave spirit. More than 33, 000 square meters of grass fields surround the structure, and protected by the neighboring mountains it breathes a serene atmosphere which even more emphasizes its solemn and stately character. The 330,000 men who sacrificed their lives to the revolution before the establishment of the Republic of China and who fell during the Sino-Japanese war and the Chinese Civil war are worshipped here. Plates of these brave and loyal martyrs have been inserted into the four walls of the main building in testimony of their heroic deeds. Each spring and autumn, the president of Taiwan leads both civil and military officials in a public worship, while leaders from Taiwan's befriended countries come and pay floral tribute. Each year in October, groups of overseas Chinese also come to visit the site. Worth mentioning is the military police officers who guard the main gate, and who have been rigidly trained to stand like expressionless statues. Tourists alike are amazed at this display of composure and flock to see the ceremonial changing of the guards. Taipei City Related sites National ParkYangmingshan National ParkSceneryTaipei Botanical GardenTaipei Flora Expo ParkTaipei ArenaDaan ParkTaipei ZooPresidential Office BuildingMaokong GondolaGuandu Nature ParkThe Blue HighwayTaipei 101Jianguo Holiday Flower Market / Jade MarketMiramar Entertainment Park Ferris WheelZhishan Cultural and Ecological GardenNight Market/SnackWufenpu Garment Wholesale AreaShilin Night MarketHuaxi Street Night MarketRaohe Street Tourist Night MarketDihua Street -Lunar New Year Shopping AreaGuanghua Market-Consumer ElectronicsHot SpringXinbeitou Hot SpringsMuseum/Gallery/MemoryNational Taiwan Science Education CenterTaiwan Handicraft Promotion CenterTaipei Story HousePuppetry Art Center of TaipeiTaipei Water ParkDiscovery Center of TaipeiBeitou MuseumTaipei Martyrs' ShrineMuseum of Contemporary Art, TaipeiNational Palace MuseumSung Ye Museum of Formosan AboriginesChiang Kai-shek Memorial HallSun Yat-sen Memorial HallNational Taiwan MuseumNational Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center (National Theater & National Concert Hall)National Museum of History228 Memorial Peace ParkNational Taiwan Arts Education CenterTaipei Astronomical MuseumTaipei Fine Art MuseumHeritage/TempleLin An-Tai Historical House & MuseumYangming HouseSongshan Cultural and Creative ParkBopiliao Old StreetLongshan TempleGuandu TempleThe Red HouseQingshan TempleTaipei Qingshui TempleSongshan Ciyou TempleXingtian TempleTaipei Confucius TempleShilin Official ResidenceXiahai City God TempleDalongdong Bao'an TempleZhinan TempleFarmsMaokong Tea GardenBeaches/IslandsDadaocheng Wharftourism townBeitou District, Taipei City: Small Town EleganceXinyi District, Taipei City: Fashion Central Recommendation 4 Recommendation QR code Travel Information （Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.） TEL：+886-2-2885-4162Address：No.139, Bei'an Rd., Zhongshan District, Taipei CityLongitude/Latitude：121.533071/25.078328Web：http://www.taipeitravel.net/frontsite/en/sceneryEnListAction.do?method=doFindByPk&menuId=1030501&scenerySerNo=2011051800000117Transportation：Nat'l Hwy 1 → Yuanshan Interchange → Songjiang Rd. → Minzu E. Rd. → Xinsheng Elevated Rd. → Exit at Beian Rd. Interchange → Beian Rd. → Taipei Martyrs' ShrinePublic：Take the THSR or train to Taipei Station, transfer Taipei City Bus (No. 247, 287) to Taipei Martyrs' Shrine Stop.