By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Cultural Affairs Bureau of Penghu County said on Monday that it will
restore all the 25 heritage residences located in Zhongshe village on the islet of Wangan, Penghu County.
The bureau said it decided to go ahead with the project because it had received subsidies from the Ministry of Culture (MOC).
These old-style residences were first mentioned in a Taiwan document published in 1695, the bureau said, adding that these traditional houses are reminiscent of a typical Han settlement and have therefore got international attention.
The settlement was included in the list of 100 most endangered sites by the World Monuments Fund in 2003, the bureau said. [FULL STORY]