Columbarium in S. Taiwan mistaken as library due to its elegant design

The bright and modern design had many passersby thinking it was a park building or library

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/04/24
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The newly completed public columbarium in Wanluan Township, Pingtung County (Pingtung County Government photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bright and modern public building with a pyramid-shaped outer structure in Taiwan’s southern county of Pingtung struck members of the public as interesting – but they were surprised to find out what it really was.

Instead of being a new library or park building, it is actually a public columbarium. The newly built building has niches for funeral urns to be stored.

Pingtung County Government is behind a project to improve funeral facilities and build new columbariums.

Department of Civil Affairs Director Cheng Wen-hua (鄭文華) said Pingtung is one of two municipalities in Taiwan with the most public cemeteries. The county government has been assisting township offices in improving funeral facilities and service quality, he added.    [FULL  STORY]

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