Return to Chashan Village

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Typhoon Morakot hit southern and southeastern Taiwan in August of 2009 killing hundreds and leaving many more homeless. Although nearly five years have passed since this natural disaster, there are still traces of it in areas of rockslide and new roads and bridges have been built to replace those that were wiped out. But, such disaster also reveals the resilience of the human spirit and the determination to rebuild. The community has been doing that creating farming, cultural and environmental education areas. Ms. Fang said that rebuilding efforts are still coming along, but tourists are already returning.

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Nngi! Taste a Plate of Kavalan Culture and Costal Beauty in Paterongan

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Paterongan (or Xinshe/新社 in Chinese) is located along the picturesque coast of southern Hualien County. Its population is mostly Amis, but also includes the largest concentration of Kavalan (or Kbalan in Kavalan language) in Taiwan. The Kavalan once inhabited the plains of Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan but were forced to leave there some 250 years ago due to clashes with Qing dynasty troops and other indigenous peoples.

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Tsou’s Warring Ceremony: Tradition and Etiquette

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During the first weekend in March, I visited Tefuye Village in Alishan Township to watch the Mayasvi (Warring Ceremony) of the Tsou people. The indigenous people is mainly distributed among eight communities in Alishan Township of Chiayi County. Although this was my fifth time to witness the ceremony, I have not yet seen it in its entirety, as it takes place over two days and nights.

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66 Pavilions and Countless Hospitality of the Indigenous People in Cayamavana

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The No. 11 is as busy as the feet of the pedestrians in Wall Street.
The No. 22 is as romantic as the roses held by the couples in Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
The No. 33 is as long as the time that we wait for the Leo meteor shower.
The No. 44 is as sensitive as Landon’s bluest age.
The No. 55 is as happy as the laughters during the Songkran Festival.
The No. 66 is as generous as the pavilions that we share in Cayamavana!

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Exclusive Tour To Rinari & Tavatavang

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Among leather carving, wood carving and glaze beads,

We greet each other, “Saabaw!” and sing together

In the moonlight, we listen to the legend of the clouded leopard’s disciples

Shell ginger, butterfly, Formosa lambsquarter, bamboo wrestler and the old tree in front of the formerly Japanese police station

We follow the ancient path of Paiwan people and learn about the wonder of nature

Follow us to the beautiful Rinari and Tavatavang!

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