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Houses & Gardens
One of the oldest house in Tainan is Shih ding-Mei built during the Tao-Kuang period(1821-1850) of the Ching Dynasty. It is the only house listed as Grade III historical landmark and wealth guild member. To express owner's humanist personality, the house was not built in with a luxurious attitude. Chen Shih-Hsing was built at the end of the Kang-His period of the Ching Dynasty and preserved valued wooden tablets and treasures.
Tainan had many famous gardens in the past for the loving of gardening by the literati and gentry. But most of them were destroyed. Located at the rear of the Tainan Public Hall, Wu Yuan (The Garden of Wu ) was built by Ho Ping and rebuilt by the Salt Merchant Wu Shang-Hsin during the Tao-Kuang period of the Ching Dynasty. There are wonderful stone hill, water pond and pavilions in the garden. If more attention can be paid and new life can be inserted, the garden will be renew and present its beauty again.