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Knife Making:Based exclusively on cultural background

Weaving:The beauty of indigenous

Handicrafts:Crafted and designed by indigenous artisans

Amis:Passing down of heritage

Bunun:Indigenous way of life

Recommended tours

A. Pasikau Tribe:

The Xin Yue (Stars & Moon) Garden Camping Site located in Basikau Tribe of the East Rift Valley is surrounded by the Central Mountain Range. Because it also faces the Beauty Mountain of the Coastal Range, Xin Yue provides idyllic mountain views. It is cast in bright sunlight in the mornings. In the afternoons the nearby mountains are enwrapped in layers of clouds and mists. At night, guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the dazzling starry sky.

Wangyou Valley takes people’s worries away. If you wish to immerse in Nature, take a walk in this valley. A full trip takes about 2 hours and you shall find beautiful waters and lakes all along the way. The water is cool and refreshing. We recommend that you take off your shoes to dip in it a bit. There are also rare plants including wild mushrooms. Moreover, many of the rocks have interesting shapes – some look like animals. In fact, early settlers once lived in harmony with all other living beings here. Why not come here to feel the soul-awakening power of Nature in Wangyou Valley?

Travel tips:

Day 1Abus Weaving Studio (Exercise your brains and hands!)-->Yanping Gas Station (The only bucket-order gas station in Taiwan ); Taoyuan Elementary School-->Indigenous food experience (“A Bai” DIY)-->Xin Yue Garden (Campfire BBQ)-->Indigenous astrological tales

Day 2Breakfast-->Wangyou Valley ecological tour-->Indigenous cuisine

Contact Info:

http://www.facebook.com/takeloren

B. Ceroh Tribe

Ceroh is a small tribe in the south of the East Rift Valley. It is famous for a much told Amis legend about the Weaving Maid and the Sun.

A long time ago, ten scorching hot fire balls appeared in the sky all of a sudden and they soon started to affect people’s lives. Ceroh sent warriors to defeat the fire balls but none of them returned. The women in the tribe were heartbroken, and thought of a way to bring the fire balls down. They made a gigantic web by hand and killed seven of the fire balls. The remaining three fire balls surrendered. One became the Sun, another became the Moon, and the other turned into a full sky of stars by crashing itself up.

Travel tips:

Rainbow rice / hat DIY-->Ina’s aroma-->Riverside treasure hunt-->Amis “lover’s bag” DIY

C. Bunun Tribe

There is a beautiful tribe in the East Rift Valley where people lead a self-sufficient lifestyle and put their dreams into practice. The tribe is called Bunun. Originally a wasteland filled with rocks, today, it has become a leisurely area equipped with theatres, B&Bs, restaurants, weaving studios, farms and farming products processing plants.

Travel tips:

Bunun guided tour-->Bunun meal-->Pasibutbut theatre-->DIY workshops

Contact Info:

http://www.bunun.org.tw/

 

D. Hunhungaz Tribe

Hunhungaz is a tribe full of the hopes of life. It holds rites by the calendar such as ear-shooting rites, baby rites, and millet rites. The rites teach people about respect for Nature and the importance of ecological conservation. The tribe is also devoted to passing down traditional weaving, the tribal language, etc. Hunhungaz has even stored historical and cultural data in a digital archive. Hunhungaz’s Pasibutbut singing is internationally famous.

Travel tips:

Day 1Daylily flowers at Sixty-Stone Mountain-->Campfire evening party (Bunun folk singing, teaching of dance, cultural feast, intro to Bunun cultural objects and garments, Bunun romance, baby rites, war dance)

Day 2Breakfast-->Hunungaz Bamboo Forest Trail (Romantic & relaxing!)-->Indigenous meal-->Chimes / millet ornaments DIY

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Office Address: No.168, Sec. 2, Xinghe Rd., Ruisui Township, Hualien County 978, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Office map (Open the new window) Tel:886-3-887-5306, Fax:886-3-887-5358
Liyu Lake Service Station Address: No. 100, Huantan Road, Chinan Village, Shoufeng Township, Hualien County 97445, Taiwan (R.O.C.)  Tel:886-3-8641691, Fax:886-3-8641703
Luoshan Service Station Address: No. 39, Neighborhood 9, Luoshan Village, Fuli Township, Hualien County 98342, Taiwan (R.O.C.)  Tel:886-3-8821725 Fax:886-3-8821464
Luye Service Station Address: No. 49, Guntai Road, Yongan Village, Luye Township, Taitung County 95541, Taiwan (R.O.C.)  Tel:886-8-9551637, Fax:886-8-9551466
Office Hours: 08:30~17:30      Toll-Free Travel Number:886-800-000115
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