This monument consists of three tombs, namely the Zhang Cai-chen Tomb, the Zhang Qing-yun Tomb and the Tom of Zhang Kan and the other five persons. The Zhang Cai-chen Tomb was constructed in 1924, the Zhang Qing-yun Tomb in 1925 and the Zhang Kan Tomb (for 6 persons) in 1935.
Born in 1866, Zhang Cai-chen was appointed as “Rulinlang” in Qing rule period and then borough chief and counselor to Dajia Sub-prefect Office during the Japanese rule period. He was good at Chinese martial arts.
Born in 1852, Zhang Qing-yun, although a farmer for all his life, passed the imperial examinations at the township level and was admitted to study at the public institute in Qing Dynasty. During the Japanese rule period, he invested a lot of money to dig the Houli drainage system in 1899 to guide water from Dajia River to irrigate hundreds of hectares of farmland in Tuntsaijau area. He then served as Neipu Mayor from 1900 to 1920. In 1908, he founded the Houli public school (now the Neipu Elementary School) and was considered as a pioneer in the promotion of local education. Born in 1881, Zhang Kan was the second son of Zhang Qing-yun. He was appointed as the first mayor of Neipu Zhuang in 1920 during the Japanese rule period. On April 21, 1935, a big earthquake hit and killed Zhang Kan and the other five persons related to the Zhang family. All of them were buried in this same tomb.
As these three tombs were constructed at different time during the Japanese rule period, their decorative carvings varied. The Zhang Cai-chen Tomb was decorated in a traditional carving pattern. The Zhang Qing-yun Tomb was decorated with stonework in washed granolithic finish and stone tables and stone chairs were set up in the area surrounding the Tomb. The tomb for Zhang Kan and the other five was decorated with stone lanterns and the arms of the tomb with stonework in washed granolithic finish.
Reasons for nomination: These three big tombs were the resting places of important local figures during the Japanese rule period. All the three tombs were well planned and designed and their decorative carvings showed exquisite workmanship. In sum, this cemetery has historical and cultural significance