Old Meinong Police Station

Southern Taiwan

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 is a children's reading hall.

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1. Meinong Old Bridge

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

2. Yong'an Road

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

3. 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…

4. Minongzhuang Oblation Furnace

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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 …

5. East Gate

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Meinong's (heavily restored) 18th-century East Gate was one of many structures built for defence against invaders and wild beasts.

6. Guangshan Temple

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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…

7. Meinong Hakka Culture Museum

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Using videos and displays of tools used by the Hakka, this museum helps you to understand the Hakka's migration from mainland China to Taiwan, and how…

8. Qishan Old Street

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This charming old street has tonnes of snack and dessert shops tucked into faux-baroque facades and crumbling Fujian-style courtyard houses, as well as…