Chengguangao Cultural Landscape

Chengguang’ao Cultural Landscape Park is located in Chenggong Township, Taitung County. It was originally the site of the Guanghengfa Company. Through the existing brick arch arcade-style pavilions and columns, one could see that the gateposts, carvings and styles were rare in the eastern part of Taiwan for that time.

Guanghengfa Company was founded in around 1916. It was built from scratch by Wen Taikun, a Hakka who emigrated to Neipu, Pingtung, and was the largest grocery store in the east coast area at that time. The goods were mainly imported through the Chengguang’ao port and was said to be a large-scale business in the early period. In the mid-Japanese occupation period, Wen Taikun was already the richest man in Xingangzhuang. During World War II, it was told that the Guanghengfa Company was once regarded as a bombing target by the US military because of its prominent position.