Updated on: June 30, 2018
The Martyrs’ Shrine was constructed in 1969 to honour the Kuomintang soldiers who died during the Chinese Civil War. These soldiers are represented by the 390,000 spirit tablets placed in the shrine. Every year on 29 March and 3 September, the president of ROC would lead the heads of the 5 Yuans (administrative branches) to pay respect to the Martyrs at this shrine.
The shrine was built on a massive compound of 52,000 square meters consisting of elegant structures such as the gateway, bell tower, drum tower, shrine portal, civilian-martyrs shrine, military martyr shrine, and sanctuary. These structures were built in traditional Chinese architectural style that are beautifully constructed and designed, with golden roofs, red pillars and marble floors, very much exuding the likes of a Chinese palace.
Besides appreciating the structures of the buildings, visitors are also awarded with displays of the guard changing ceremony that happens every hour, from 09:00 – 17:00