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Help Others, Be Happy

The Glory of Yongjing

Cheng Mei Cultural Park, located in Changhua County’s Yongjing Township, is a beautiful garden space blend of history, culture and recreation.

On the Park grounds are the century-old residence Cheng Mei Hall and exquisite Garden He-De. Cheng Mei Hall speaks of the Wei family’s difficult journey to Taiwan, but also of the Confucian values they brought that made the area an important gathering of Fujian and Hakka culture. The garden shows off ancient gardening techniques, some of the finest in Taiwan, as well as many old trees hidden in the beautiful landscape.

Cheng Mei Cultural Park carries on the Wei family’s high regard for the teachings of Confucius and Mencius, as well as happiness in others’ successes. Hopefully, Changhua’s Yongjing Township sets a great example of harmonious relationships between industries and land, and becomes the best research platform for Fujian and Hakka culture in Taiwan.

New life has been brought to this rural area, and a new direction for local industries. The Park continually works towards achieving the goals of sustaining the business, passing down cultural knowledge, improving the Township, promoting Yongjing, and bringing joy to Taiwan. Perhaps even an Award of Excellence for Cultural Heritage Conservation from UNESCO Asia-Pacific is in the future, and the light shining in Yongjing will shine for Taiwan.

Wei Chengmei Hall ──
Listed as one of Changhua’s historical sites, construction on Cheng Mei Hall began in 1885, the 11th year of Guangxu Emperor’s reign in the Qing dynasty. Early on, the hall consisted of one bamboo building (in the yitiaolong style), but expanded to a layout of two courtyards and double side buildings by its completion in 1917. Most of the architecture was badly damaged over the years, and in May of 2005 the Wei brothers were able to start their long-planned renovations. Masters of traditional architecture were hired to return Cheng Mei Hall to its former glory. Their detailed craftsmanship restored the century-old Fujian-Hakka architecture, allowing us a glimpse into the daily life of long ago, and showcasing Taiwan’s construction techniques and cultural treasures.

Learning the teachings of Confucius and Mencius ──
On the back wall of the first main building a Chinese character is written, created by the Wei family’s ancestors, with parts taken from the Chinese characters “孔(Kong)”, “孟(Meng)”, “好(Hao)” and “字(Zi)”. This combination results in a word pronounced “kiang”, which means to “learn the teachings of Confucius and Mencius”, and represents how highly the Wei ancestors regarded Confucianism, courtesy, and justice. Throughout the last century Confucianism is at the center of the family’s education, and the idea of helping others to succeed is upheld. Through their attention to education, the Wei family was able to dive into community matters and provide medical care, help the poor, maintain the water system, and start schools, setting in motion continued advancement and kindness.

Pioneering monument restoration ──
Before renovations began on Cheng Mei Hall, sculptor Cheng Tian-Ping and architect Guo Jun-Pei, both national treasures in their field, built a 1:1 scale model in the same architectural style. The purpose of this unprecedented practice in Taiwan’s restorations of historical residences was to test the wood material and construction methods, and make sure that the most complex sections could handle a variety of circumstances through simulation by means of modern scientific methods. Now called “Chuan Xi Study”, the building hosts craft courses to pass on ancient techniques, and allows visitors to closely observe a traditional structure made possible by the wisdom of those before us.

Garden HE-DE ──

Garden He-De ,a Japanese garden, was built by the Wei brothers in memory of their father, Wei He-De. Different kinds of trees commonly seen in Taiwan are planted in the garden, like the subcostate crape myrtle, Chinese hackberry, bishop wood, Nagi podocarp, Dragon Chinese juniper, Chinese juniper, Yew podocarp, jasmine orange, Fengkang persimmon, and Philippine ebony persimmon, as well as Japanese black pine of profound historic significance. A quaint bridge, waterfall, and fishpond tie together with the exquisite landscape elements. In the future, more natural elements will be brought into Garden He-De, elevating it to an international level of quality and establishing it as a wonderful center for environmental education.
In Memory of He-De and Ru-Syue ──

To honor and remember founder Wei He-De’s hard work for entrepreneurship and Hsieh Ru-Syue’s kindness and selflessness, master sculptor Wang Ying-Hsin was commissioned to create statues of the two. The bronze likenesses are also a reminder of the Wei parents’ care for the less fortunate, and hopefully will inspire others to carry on their efforts. Inside the memorial pavilion, Wei He-De’s story of entrepreneurship is told through interactive multimedia displays showing his handwritten notes, photos, and other treasured information.
The Map of CMCP ──

1Statues of Mr. and Mrs. Founder

2Tablet of Remembrance

3Founder’s Memorial Pavilion

4Welcoming Pine

5Japanese Black Pine

6Camphor Tree

7Pink Shower Tree Trail

8Chuan Xi Study

9Fengkang Persimmon

10Granduncle Tree (Banyan tree)

11Couple Trees (Bishop wood)

12Bald Cypress Trail

13Juluchuan (Entrance)

14Cheng Mei Hall

15Happiness Lobby

16Ting Hsin Building

17Farewell Pine

The Journey of Plenty ──

In 1813, the 18th year of Jiaqing Emperor’s reign in the Qing dynasty, Changhua County magistrate Yang Gui-Sen built a market in what is now Yongjing Township. He named the market “Yongjing” to promote the area as a place where surrounding residents, who were from Fujian and Guangdong, could peacefully coexist. Over the next 200 years, Yongjing absorbed many elements of Fujian and Hakka culture, and earned the nickname “township of seedlings” (for its production of fruit saplings and flowering plants) with the effort of its residents and government. Yongjing is a rich landscape of history and culture still evident today. There are several must-see places when visiting Yongjing: The Chen family’s Yusan Hall that is regarded as one of the ten most notable traditional residential buildings in Taiwan; Zhongshidi, the Qiu family home, where Qiu Feng-Jia once studied; the Wei family’s Cheng Mei Hall that has deep roots in Confucianism and education.

Information ──

Open onOpen every day

Opening hours09:00-17:00

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Customer service04-8221166 ext.100

Park addressNo. 60, Sec. 2, Zhongshan Rd., Yongjing Township,Changhua County
(For more details please visit the Park’s official site and Facebook page. The Park reserves the right to change and update visitor information.)

The Map of Yongjing ──

1Township Office

2Yong’an Temple


4Yusan Hall

5Koxinga Memorial Park

6Cheng Mei Cultural Park


8Qiu’s Steamed Buns

9National Yeong-Jing Industrial Vocational High School

10Yongjing Public School Dormitory

11Yongjing Elementary School

12Yongjing Junior High School

13Tube Rice Pudding

14Shredded Turkey Rice

15Miaokou Chinese Herb Tea


17Fried Shallot Rice Cake

18Wojia Ice Shop