Eternal Spring Shrine
|Eternal Spring Shrine|
|Location||Xiulin, Hualien County, Taiwan|
Eternal Spring Shrine, also called Changchun Shrine (Chinese: 長春祠; pinyin: Chángchūn cí; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tiông-chhun-sû; literally: 'Ancestral shrine of Eternal, or Long, Spring'), is a landmark and a memorial shrine complex in Taroko National Park in Xiulin Township, Hualien County, Taiwan. It is one of the major picturesque points of the park, with the view of the mountains and the waterfall, and one of the main memorials for veterans.
It was planned for construction in 1958 while the Central Cross-Island Highway was built nearby. It commemorates the memory of 212 veterans who died while constructing the highway (1956—1960).
It has been rebuilt at least twice, after being destroyed by landslides. The most recent shrine was built in 1989.
- Taroko National Park - Changchun Shrine at the official web site of the Park
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