Liu Bairu, the former Chair of the Department of Education founded this very first Teacher's hostel by Sun Moon Lake in 1960.
The teachers’ hostel was a collaboration between Xiu Zelan, a renowned architect, and Yang Yingfeng, a distinguished sculptor. The building itself was a piece of art. Yang’s relief sculptures, Sun and Moon, survived the earthquake, even though the main building collapsed.
Rainbow Arch used to be the signature of the hostel. It was the entrance to the garden and the car park.
The Bairu Building was named to commemorate Chair Liu for his contribution to the welfare of school teachers. The building survived the earthquake and is still in service.
Plum Garden Pavilion was shattered in the earthquake. Its artistic design still looks modern in the photos.