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Must-see spots

    Meinong East Gate | Literature Pavilion | Siajhuang Bridge | Jhongjheng Lake |
    Shuangsi Viviparous Tropical Forest | Guangshan Temple | God of Earth |
    Chung Li-He Museum | Meinong Hakka Culture Museum | Jhumen Power Plant |
    Lin Chun-Yu Gatehouse | Meinong Folk Village | Yuan Siang Yuan Paper Umbrella Culture Village
    Meinong East Gate
    East Gate  Meinong's East Gate stands at the end of Yongan Road. This gate, built in the 20th year of the Qianlong Period (1755), was of the many city gates intended to ward off intrusions of outsiders and wild beasts. For over 250 years, this gate has been through many battles and reconstructions and still stands strong. It is currently the largest gate without city walls in Taiwan and the most valuable historic monument of the Meinong settlement. 
    Literature Pavilion
    Literature Pavilion  Also known as the Holy Pavilion or Confucius Pavilion, there are currently four Literature pavilions in Meinong, and the one on Jhongshan Road is classified as a class 3 historic landmark. This century-old pavilion is a burning tower for paper; it represents Hakka's value of cherishing paper and words.
    Siajhuang Bridge
    Siajhuang Bridge  Around the med-term of the Japanese Colonial Period (1911), a canal was built from Laonong Creek to the foot of Yueguang mountain. The bridge is an access link crossing the Meining River a childhood memory of fun summer time shared by many. It is now classified as a county historic landmark.
    Meinong Lake

    JhongjhengLake  Meinong Lake, originally known as Jhongjun Pi, is located at the northeast side of Meinong along Mincuan Road. It expands to an area of around 21 hectares and has a capacity to store water for irrigation of over 130 hectares of farmland. It is now ranked as the No. 2 largest manmade lake after Kaohsiung County's Chengching Lake. The beautiful scenery of this lake make it a great recreation facility with the added function of a fish pond. The lake leans against a backdrop of mountains at the northwest side and is surrounded by farmlands the other three sides. Lake water reflect the lush greenery of the mountains, turning this lake a serene place for a leisure moment. In 2016, this lake was renamed as the Meinong Lake.

    Shuangsi Viviparous Tropical Forest
    Shuangsi Viviparous Tropical Forest  Shuangsi Viviparous Tropical Forest Tropical is located near the famous Yellow Butterfly Valley. Expanding into an area of around 7 hectares, the Forest was originally a specimen forest for the forestry research institute established in 1935 during the Japanese Colonial Period. This Forest features tropical plants and the lush greens created a serene environment for recreational purpose. It is open for public use with simple BBQ, camping, and exercise facilities. Like Xitou, it is great place for a delightful forest SPA.
    Guangshan Temple
      Guangshan Temple is an important assembly site for the belief of Confucianism in Taiwan during the Japanese Colonial Period. This was the base of proliferation of the Confucian Belief in the Liudui Area. Historically, it is a valuable site in the development of Confucianism. Meinong, nicknamed "Home of Doctors", sees this temple as a representation of enlightenment. The hall and walls are still kept intact and has been officially classified as a valuable historic architecture. There is a Literature Pavilion inside of the compound, standing as a witness to Meinong's cultural heritage. The temple also offer boarding services to visitors who want to do stay over in the township.
    God of Earth
    God of Earth  The so-called "Founding God" is generally known as the God of Earth. The Meinong people have special sentiments to the God of Earth. It is a spiritual support for the local communities. There are over 400 altars enshrining the God of Earth in Meinong Township; among which, Founding God of Earth (Kaiji Bogong) and the Jhuangtou God of Earth shrines are the most famous traditional Hakka altars.
    Chung Li-He Museum
    Chung Li-He Museum  Chung Li-He, born in 1915, migrated to Pingtung from Meixian of Guangdong Province. At age of 18, the young man fell in love with a girl named Chung Tai-Mei during his stay with his father in Meinong. He disregarded the taboo against marrying the same surname and eloped with the girl to the Northeast region of China. This chapter of his life and the subsequent torment gave him a repertoire of inspirations for his legacy and legendary literature works. His life passed in sickness and poverty. He died coughing blood at age 45.
    In June 1979, private organizations built the first museum for civilian writers in Taiwan in commemoration of Mr. Zhong Li-He.
    In addition to the manuscripts and objects of Chung Li-He's life, manuscripts of other Taiwanese writers are also collected and exhibited in this museum. It has indeed become the "Museum of Taiwan's Contemporary Literature".
    Meinong Hakka Culture Museum
    Meinong Hakka Culture Museum  Meinong is a traditional Hakka farming village and the integrity of Hakka culture preserved is known to be the best in Taiwan. Over 90% of the population in the township is Hakka. The unique Hakka flair can be seen from the clothing, food, housing, and music. The wisdoms of Hakka pioneers were formed in the process of adapting to the environment, which are now fully manifested in the Hakka culture. The museum features stories of Meining. We aim to create a museum filled with active creativities and energy that bring new life to the rich ethnic and cultural resources in the modern days.
    Jhumen Power Plant

    Jhumen Power Plant  Jhumen Power Plant was built during the Japanese Colonial Period and began operations in 1909. This plant is equipped with four German-made power generation systems, which output 2000KW per hour. It was the earliest hydroelectric power plant in southern Taiwan. The water from power generation are released into the Shijitou canal to irrigate over 5000 hectares of farmland in the Meinong area. The Baroque style architecture has been classified as a national-class monument and the power plant is still in operation.

    Lin Chun-Yu Gatehouse
    Lin Chun-Yu Gatehouse  Mr. Lin Chun-Yu, native of Pingyuan County Guangdong Province, was the largest tobacco producer in the Meinong area. Around the end of WWII, the Lin Family had approximately 16 hectares of Tobacco plantation, so the family built 10 tobacco towers to process the products. In 1983, the family's tobacco plantation has expanded to over 48 hectare and accumulated substantial assets, including two hectares of hill lands, over 30 single-storey houses, over 10 multiple-story buildings, ten tobacco towers, and over one hectare of building lands. He was the richest man in Meinong at that time. In 1995, the Gatehouse came close to being demolished in town rezoning. Fortunately, the Lin Family made all attempts to keep it intact.
    Meinong Folk Village
    Meinong Folk Village  Meinong is a rustic country with great people and culture in the southern region of Taiwan. Historical landmarks, beautiful landscape, and rich Hakka culture best represent the country. To preserve the traditional folk crafts of Meinong, such as the handmade paper umbrella, heritage relics, and traditional Hakka gourmet, the third-generation craft artist of Guang Hua Sing Paper Umbrella, Mr. Tsing Chi-Hua, founded the Meinong Folk Village. The Folk Village exhibits a wide range of the local culture and arts. If you opt for a tour of culture, Meinong Folk Village will be a great choice. You will not go home empty-handed.
    Yuan Siang Yuan Paper Umbrella Culture Village

      Yuan Siang Yuan Paper Umbrella Culture Village was formerly Yuan Siang Yuan Paper Umbrella Company. Master Liu Yun-Chao founded the Guang Cheng Sing Paper Umbrella Company, but it was unfortunately destroyed by the unprecedented 87 flood. Losses in this flood disaster forced the family to close down the factory.

      In an effort to preserve the art and culture of Meinong's Paper Umbrella, traditional shops have been unable to cope with the curiosity and demand of the visitors on Meinong Hakka Culture. Thus, the family founded a cultural center themed upon the subject of umbrella. After several years of preparation, the culture village was finally born. The spacious space and diversified content extended Meinong's Hakka culture into a new territory, ready for the new era of the paper umbrella craft as well promotion of Hakka culture.

      Meinong's umbrella craft has had a long history. In the earlier times, practical use was the main concern but, in the recent 20 years, Meinong's paper umbrella has come into the families as an elegant home decoration. This demand upgraded the paper umbrella into the status of souvenirs.