In 2003, the reconstruction of Cingshuei Temple was underway. Many masters were invited to take part. Knowing that a temple can only last with its achievement in art and culture, the project owner commissioned Mr. Hong to redesign the stairways going to the second floor from both sides of the front shrine with traditional shipbuilding techniques.
Mr. Hong visited the site multiple times to measure the length and width. He started to design the blueprint after he returned to his studio. The stairways are in 360 degrees, circling upward. Mr. Hong selected the best red cedar, and shaved out the stairways in the swing angle. This technique requires a lot of wood and sophisticated skills but the result is breathtaking. The space under the handrail is also filled with sculptures of flowers, birds, fishes and animals. Passengers can indulge in the visual delight and forget about the chores of walking the stairs. They are advised to slow down and observe carefully the beauty of this art work.