Sanctuary


Sanctuary
 
Sanctuary     Patterned after the Taiho Palace in Peking, the Sanctuary was built with reinforced concrete except for those wooden parts, such as doors, windows and ceilings, etc. The Sanctuary, of which the height is 26 meters, covers an area of some 1,800 square meters. The roof is covered with the tiles with colored-glazed, and the ridge of the roof is decorated with celestials and seven beasts. In the center of the Sanctuary is a niche, which contains a general spirit tablet for honoring the martyrs as a whole. On the left side of the alter is the spirit tablet of the far ancestor of Chinese, Huang Di, whereas the portrait of Father of Republic, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, is on the left Side. On March 29 (Youth Day, commemorating the Huanghuagang Uprising) and September 3 (Armed Forces Day) of every year the president of Republic of China leads the heads of the five Yuans(branches of the government) to pay their respects to the martyrs by bowing and offering incense. Also, the relatives of martyrs and the representatives of the Armed Force and public servants are involved in the ceremony as well.