Taoist Temple in Meinong

Guangshan Temple

This showpiece of a southern temple complete with beautiful swallowtail roof was constructed by Gu A-Jhen and 12 other local worthies in 1918. If you walk past the front halls to the back, you'll see the oldest hall…
Area in Meinong

Qishan Old Street

This charming old street has tons of snack and dessert shops tucked into faux-Baroque facades, crumbling Fujian-style courtyard houses, as well as newer structures. Old Qishan Train Station, in a quaint Tudor style,…
Historic Site in Meinong

Qishan Living Cultural Park

This Japanese Western-style complex was an elementary school for Japanese children built in 1912. The nicely restored classrooms and offices now house children-friendly exhibitions such as the one we saw on the area…
Notable Building in Meinong

Minongjhuang Oblation Furnace

The written word enjoyed such a sacred position in the world of the ancients that they built furnaces just for disposing of written paper. They're called 'pagoda of respect for words' (敬字亭), among other names. This …
Historic Building in Meinong

Old Meinong Police Station

This handsome Western-style building (1933) across from the old bridge used to be Meinong's political and financial centre. It's now run by Meinong Hakka Culture Museum. The low Japanese-style dormitory at the back …
Museum in Meinong

Meinong Hakka Culture Museum

Using videos and displays of tools used by the Hakka, this museum helps you to understand the migration of the Hakka from mainland China to Taiwan, and how they made a living. There's a small section on the upper fl…
Bridge in Meinong

Meinong Old Bridge

A delicious old bridge (c1930) straddling Meinong River that has retained many of its original structures, including two monkeys carved out of stone.
Street in Meinong

Yong'an Street

This was the first street in Meinong, and some of the oldest family residences can still be found in the narrow back alleys.
Area in Meinong

Yellow Butterfly Valley

Late spring and summer are the best time to visit the valley. Over 100 species can be found here, and the chances of having a dozen species flittering about you at any moment are high. In late July you may see half …
Shrine in Meinong

Earth God Shrine

The earliest of Meinong's 400 Earth God shrines was raised in the Qing dynasty and takes the shape of a Chinese burial mound, unlike newer shrines that resemble a tiny temple. Its location is at the foothill of Ling…