House in Sōnggài

Chén Family Compound

If you’re looking for a focus, seek out the historic home of the village’s most prominent family. This sprawling structure once contained more than 100 rooms. What remains of the compound is much smaller, but its wa…
Buddhist Temple in Sōnggài

Dōngyù Temple

On a bluff above the river, about a 20-minute walk from the old town, is this temple, home to a 9.5m-tall Buddha and some gruesome dioramas depicting various hells (impaling, scalding, having your tongue ripped out)…