Taitung has a diverse and rich ethnic culture. Historical buildings in downtown can be traced back to the Qing Dynasty, the Japanese Colonial Period and the Taiwan Recovery period. Baoting Art and Culture Center is one example of the unique architecture. It was built in 1936 when Taiwan was under Japanese rule period. As the mayor’s residence and the town hall. The traditional Japanese house is charming and retains the tranquil atmosphere of a different time.
Chinese temples and churches are another place to enjoy local cultures as well as study traditional architecture. These temples provide a place to practice religion but also a common location for social gatherings. Visitors often enjoy spending the day socializing and enjoying the local desserts such as green bean soup, sweet potato chips, and mochi.