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An impressive statue of the Buddha sits on a hillside park overlooking the small city of Changhua, roughly 18 kilometers southwest of Taichung. Visitors can view the nearby area through the eyes of the 86-foot-high hollow statue.
Changhua Roundhouse is established in 1922 and it is the only one that is left in Taiwan. The housing stores three types of locomotives - steam, diesel and electric. The spreading rail tracks around the roundhouse looks like an open fan which was also name “Fan-Shaped Roundhouse”. After a long journey each train will head back to the garage for regular maintenance and repair which also called “The Hotel of Locomotive”.
Taiwan Glass Gallery is established in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park by Taiwan Mirror Glass Enterprise. Inside the gallery there are various kinds of glass artwork, glassware and even industrial glass. While strolling around the exhibit visitor will get to experiences a whole new image of traditional glass industry.
"Brand’s Essence was originally from the early 19th century. Mr. H. W. Brand was the royal chef in Buckingham Palace and he was the one who cook the chicken soup that recover King George IV’s health. In 1835 Mr. H.W. Brand retired and begin to create his own chicken soup brand which is today’s well known Brand’s Essence.
In November 2003, Brand’s Essences established the museum in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park for its first museum of health. From April to May 2008 Brand’s Essence spent 20 million NTD to renovate all of the equipments in the museum with the most updated technology. After the museum has installed all the latest equipment it will help visitors to easily understand the concept of modern health.
There are 5 main exhibits – History Zone, Brand Name Zone, Health Community, Comprehensive Healthcare Station and Aerial Corridor- Factory Tour. If visitor is interesting in Brand’s history then head to the Film Briefing Room and start enjoy the film with a cup of chicken essence. Another place to check out is Brand Name Zone that includes the breeding process of chicken and how essence was produce. Most interesting place to visit is the Aerial Corridor – Factory Tour which shows visitor the actual manufacturing process of Brand’s essence.
Lukang Town is one of Taiwan’s oldest towns with well-preserved cultural and historical heritages. Lukang Old Street is filled by traditional Taiwanese style houses and it is still in used by the local residents to run business. The locals built roof top to prevent the dust wind that was drawn by the ocean wind, so Lukang Old Street is also known as “The Street with No Sky”.
Lugang is one of the important historical towns in Taiwan. It is the town for well preserved historical cites, old houses, old temples and fork arts. Longshan Temple is called the Forbidden City in Taiwan. It is the best among the 8 great scenes of Lugang. Longshan Temple in Lugang was originally a small temple in Lugang. Later it was remodeled by local residents to be the current larger scale. The temple was beautifully designed. It is seated facing the west with the back to the east. The layout is square. The main building consists of four strata and three gardens. The format and design are inspired by Longshan Temple in Quanzhou (Chuanchow) of Taiwan. In the old days, there were 99 doors. The carving is magnificent in terms of the structure and the ornament. There is fine colorful painting. It has the reputation of being the Treasure of Chinese Architectural Art. The buildings are worthy of detailed observation. At the front gate, there is a pair of dragon poles made of granite. There are the ascending dragon and the descending dragon corresponding to each other. The design is simple and powerful and they are excellent art works. At the end of front hall, there is a theater stage for traditional plays at festivals. There is an octagon well within the theater stage. Its colorful painting and the good technique reflect superb art works. In the past, the houses around Longshan Temple could not be higher than the temple. The buildings in Longshan Temple are getting higher and higher. It means ascending. There are many historical artifacts in the temple. For an example, there is an old bell from Ching Dynasty. It was made in Ninpo of Chekiang Province in China. It is the largest bronze bell in Taiwan. There is also a Guanshiyin Budda made of copper. The complexity of Longshan Temple in Lugang is amazing and the buildings in the temple are marvelous and rarely seen in Taiwan.
Jin Yang Company was established in 1988 and it is the former of Ribbon Museum. This company was a ribbon OEM factory and in order to adapt the changing market, it is now an ODM factory and is one of the worldwide major ribbon manufactures. It is also called “King of Ribbon”.