Historic monuments are the concrete structural objects left during the process of human historic development, representing the features and artistic values of social backgrounds in all times and all areas. They are the historic witnesses and also cultural orbits.
Most Taiwanese historic monuments can be classified into the three categories of the national designated, municipality designated and county (city) designated. The frequent-seen type of historic monuments here in Taiwan are mostly architectures, including shrines, temples, residences, city walls, government offices, stations, schools, stone altarts, churches, monumental archways, graves, lighthouses and so on. Temple, Taoyuan The temple possesses a very important position where people’s spirits entrust and in the meanwhile recording the social and cultural backgrounds and historically developing orbits at that time. Fanjiang Ancestral Hall, Sinwu Shrines are the places for clans to worship their ancestors in the past. The shrine connects the centripetal force of the clan and restraints personal behaviors; which also possesses the meaning passing on memorizing the dead. Li Teng-Fang Historical Residence The residence is the house and it reflects the people’s living method and traditional ethics at the time; it also possesses the meaning to manifest one’s status and emerge family’s prestige. Longtan Oblation FurnaceLongtan Oblation Furnace Sizi Pavilion symbolizes the flourishing level of local educational cultures, possessing the meaning to show forth the virtue of valuing the writings and promoting local style of writings.