Martyrs’ Shrine, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwán
The Martyrs’ Shrine is situated in Taipei City near The Grand Hotel. The shrine was built in 1969 to commemorate the brave soldiers and heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country. The Martyrs’ Shrine is a solemn tourist spot that features traditional Chinese architectures and noble events. Soldiers stand guard in front ofThe Martyr’s Shrine stand as still as wax statues, no matter how you try to tease them or mock them, their serious facial expression remain unchanged.“Remembrance” is a crucial part of Chinese culture.
Thus, every year the president of Taiwan will visit The Martyr’s Shrine accompanied by national officials to pay their respects during spring and autumn. Another special event at The Martyr’s Shrine is the connection ceremony performed by honored guards during the first five to ten minutes of every hour. Tourists from all around the world wait at the front of The Martyr’s Shrine during the beginning of every hour to see this noble performance. For some people, visiting The Martyr’s Shrine was one of the major reasons of their Taiwan travel.
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