Cherish Character Pavilion

Shitou Camp Cherish Character Pavilion

The Shitou Camp Cherish Character Pavilion, is located in the former camp site for troops during the Quing period in Yuquan Village, Fangliao Township, Pingtung County.  It was built in 1874 and was an important entrance to the Jinshuiying trail on the western side. A year after the camp was built, the then General Zhang Qi-Guan set up a school for indigenous people. A pavilion was also built to incinerate broken books or paper with written characters. This is to respect the heavens and treasure written language, hence the name “Cherish Character Pavilion”. The unique design of the pavilion shows a hexagonal base topped with a house and a horseback roof. 

Today, the Shitou Camp Cherish Character Pavilion is listed as the county’s cultural heritage.