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.

History[edit]

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.

Architecture[edit]

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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References[edit]

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

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