Besides Hakka cuisine and the beautiful countryside, the other main reason that tourists flock to Meinong are the paper umbrellas. The first umbrellas to be used to protect against rain were made from paper and oil just like this in China hundreds of years ago.
Umbrellas have been made in Meinong for over 80 years now. These intricate, oil painted, paper umbrellas are a must buy and make for stunning decorations (or lamp shades) to take home. At the paper umbrella shops, you will be able to watch as the artists apply the final touches to the umbrellas with a series of increasingly small brushes.