To the north of the Keelung river, not far from the Zhongshan district, lie some very interesting places which attract a large number of tourists. The Martyrs' Shrine (Chinese: Zōngliècí 忠烈祠) is a large monument extending over 5000 m², dedicated to all those who died fighting for the ROC. Every hour a honour guard performs a march from the main gate to the rear hall. The National Palace Museum (Chinese: Guólì Gùgōng Bówùyuàn 國立故宮博物院) has a collection of more than 690000 pieces of Chinese artifacts and artworks dating from the stone age to the late Qing dinasty, making it one of the largest in the world.
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