This large shrine marks the memory of almost 400,000 soldiers who died for Taiwan (mostly within China). The bulky complex, built in 1969, is typical of the northern 'palace-style' architecture popularised during Chiang Kai-shek's reign. The hourly changing of the guards is a popular attraction, especially with Japanese tourists. It takes almost 20 minutes for the white-clad soldiers to march from the gate to their posts in front of the memorial, giving plenty of time to get a good photo.
Walk 1.5km, grab a YouBike from Dazhi station, or else take a bus or taxi from Dazhi or Jiantan MRT stations. The shrine is also one of the stops on the Taipei Sightseeing Bus route.