Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Main Hall of the Martyrs' Shrine in Taipei

12/22/2012 Taiwan Explorer

The Main Hall of the National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine in Taipei is one of the finest examples of neo-classical Chinese architecture in Taipei. The building is supposed to resemble the Hall of Great Harmony 太和殿 in Beijing's Forbidden City (source), which was originally built in 1406. I took photos of the hall on a sunny December day, here are some of the best shots.

This is how it looks like when you enter.

A penjing tree.

The Main Hall from the southwestern corner.

The Shanmen or Mountain Door.

Names of the dead soldiers are memorized here.

Very nicely placed plants.

The red columns of the Main Hall are impressive.

The back side of the hall.

An image from the old times.

Inside the Main Hall of the Martyrs' Shrine is an impressive altar.Back to the main article>>

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