Soulangh Sugar Refinery (蕭壠糖廠), also known as Jiali Sugar Refinery (佳里糖廠), was established in 1905 and started to produce sugar in 1908. It was the first new sugar refinery established by Meiji Sugar Co Ltd. (明治製糖株式會社) during the Japanese Colonial Period. In 1998, it closed due to the decline of the sugar industry, and Soulangh Cultural Park (蕭壠文化園區) was established in 2003 as a way to re-use the empty space as a center of art and culture. Soulangh Cultural Park really is a leisure paradise for locals, and the tourism spot created from an old sugar factory is full of Tainan flavor. The surroundings are just like a park, former warehouses and factory buildings converted into exhibition spaces for all kinds of art. When viewed from below, the specially retained roof beams and pillars, with their geometric lines radiating out into the blue sky and meeting the greenery at the side, make for a delightful scene.