Taoyuan Martyrs' Shrine

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Coordinates: 25°00′22.6″N 121°19′31.0″E / 25.006278°N 121.325278°E / 25.006278; 121.325278

Taoyuan Martyrs' Shrine
Taoyuan Martyrs' Shrine
Gardens and entrance

The Taoyuan Martyrs' Shrine (Chinese: 桃園忠烈祠; pinyin: Táoyuán Zhōngliècí) is a martyrs' shrine in Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan.


Taoyuan Martyrs' Shrine was first built by the Japanese as a Shinto shrine in 1938. After World War II, Kuomintang government changed the Shinto Shrine into Hsinchu County Martyrs' Shrine, then 1950 became Taoyuan County Martyrs' Shrine.


Taoyuan Martyrs' Shrine is one of the best-kept Shinto shrines outside of Japan. The structure is made largely of unpainted, unvarnished cypress,[1] and the shrine incorporates Tang Dynasty, Japanese, and modern Taiwanese architectural styles.

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  1. ^ "Taoyuan's unique Shinto relic". The China Post. 1938-09-23. Retrieved 2017-04-27. 

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