The Music Hall of the Chiayi City Cultural Center is considered one of the best theaters in Taiwan with its acclaimed acoustics. With an average of 120 to 150 performances every year, the Music Hall has earned accolades from performing groups and audience. The music hall is equipped with special seats and a capacity of 1113 audience seats, and the stage curtain was fabricated in silk with the painting of master artist Lin Yu-Shan (林玉山), entitled Water Lily Pond.
The pond at the north side of the music hall was the timber pond used to store logs delivered by the Alishan Railway. Trees were planted during the Japanese Colonial Period, and they have now formed a small area of woods to shade the leisurely fishermen by the pond. “Fishing by the Cypress Pond” was one of the Eight Wonders of Jhuluo.