"For visitors at Guiren Circle, it is difficult to refrain from being attracted to this classic and elegant yellow building. Built sometime in 1934, the Guiren Living Art Center used to be the town office for Guiren District during the Japanese Colonial period and later became the official building for Guiren Police Precinct under Tainan County Police Bureau. When the precinct relocated later, the building was left to idle for sometime before it was renovated in an effort to revitalize existing space to become the center of living art in Guiren. Apart from exhibitions and featuring a collection of books, the facility has also been used as a space for yoga and aerobic classes. And thus, it has evolved from a solemn and serious space back when it was a precinct into an ideal spot for slow-living of beauty for urban dwellers seeking recreation.
The detention room that was formerly a part of the precinct had been retained with the intention of keeping it as a part of the building’s former history, with a touch of educational significance. However, it inadvertently became the favorite spot throughout the entire premise among the visitors as they vie to enter the room and get a feeling of what it’s like to be inside. It is certainly one of the more interesting phenomena that make the Guiren Living Art Center popular."