Riding a bicycle along the road past the waves of rice is a pleasant way to reach Jingliao Elementary School(菁寮國小), which is located not far from Jingliao Catholic Church. The school is a must-visit place for tourists to Houbi District. It is renowned for its mahogany forest, like something out of a fairy tale. There is a Japanese Colonial Time flag-raising platform in the forest;all the children’s play facilities are also there, an enviable fact. Due to its rural setting, the school has an insect eco-garden and small farm where chickens and ducks are reared, teaching the children the value of life in the school. Before they graduate, the students must take care of a small paddy field; the time the rice is ready to harvest is the time they graduate; in growing rice, the children have a highly educational and meaningful experience.