Guard Changing at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial – Taiwan

The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is guarded by two soldiers that stand motionless on each side of the Chiang Kai-shek Statue. The guard changing at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial takes place every hour starting at 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 PM. The basics of the ceremony is no different than other changing of the guard ceremonies. The…

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Gyeongbokgung Palace Changing of the Guard – S. Korea

My previous post was on the Gyeongbokgung Palace but a visit to the palace is not complete without watching the changing of the guard ceremony. During the Joseon Dynasty, the royal guards were responsible for guarding and patrolling the gates of the capital city and the royal palaces. The guards were split into a day…

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Changing of the Guards – Greece

The changing of the guard ceremony takes place every hour at the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” near parliament in Athens, Greece. This is an event that I would classify as a “Must See” activity when visiting Athens and I would say that it was one of the highlights of my trip to Greece. The…

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