Meinong Hakka Cultural Museum
Among the 1.5million citizens of Kaohsiung City, about0.25Million (or 17%)is of Hakka origin, and most of them came from Taioyuan, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Dongshih in Taichung County, Meinong, Panting, and Fukien and Guangdong Areas. Even though they are few in numbers, recently this group of people has been highly recognized by the Taiwan government. In hopes of preserving the Hakka culture, Mayor Wu, Den-Yih of Kaohsiung Government planned to build Hakka Culture Museum on the grounds on Tongmeng 2nd Road in Sanmin District (2nd Park). The building was completed in November, 1998. In addition to exhibiting and preserving the cultural pieces of the Hakka people, the Museum provides a ground for culture and history lovers as well as students for their studies, so as to extend and expand the influence of the Hakka culture.