The discovery of Bunun Slate Houses in Pattonkuan Traverse Trail

 

This tour is a combination of nature adventures and the indigenous culture experiences. QAISIN hike starts at Walami, the distance for one way is 4.9 KM (130 mins for walking). It is specially selected to get you into the eastern Pattonkuan where you will be amazed at spectacular mountain views.

A well-formed trail along the Lakulaku river leads you up to the first stop-HUNGKU, less than 500 meters away from Walami entrance. HUNGKU means ‘valley’ in Bunun language, here you can enjoy the nature and simply forget the stresses. We continue a short walk, heading to HUNGKU bridge. The 150 meters long bridge and the surroundings tell stories about local history. The Japanese heritage is related to Bunun culture, QAISIN track promotes inclusiveness and foster creativity and imagination.

The Name ‘QAISIN’ has different meanings. One said ‘Breathtaking Views’, the other one said ‘eat’. According to the Bunun references, QAISIN was a transition between Walami and Yuli (Posko). The local people used to say’ QAISIN’ to invite guests for a lunch or greet to each other.

 

Arriving at the Slate House, the tour guides will ensure an informative and an educational introduction. Every part of the Slate House shows its uniqueness which allows you to have a real connection to the place and a new way of seeing.

 

Looking into Bunun elders’ wisdom through the structure of the Slate House, including the walls, food storage, meeting room and the complex drainage. Whether you are an adventure seeker, cultural enthusiast, or nature lover, you will definitely benefit from the knowledge and insights an indigenous guide can provide.

 

Let’s explore the Bunun heritage !

Video source:Lahang Lowsing

Slate stone house

Indigenous: 兩天一夜
  • 1Introduce Batongguan Historic Trail

    2Bunun story-The story of Shooting the sun

    3 Hungku police station

    4Hunku bridge no. 2

    5Kakalang

    6Walami

    7Slat house

     

  • The discovery of Bunun Slate Houses in Pattonkuan Traverse Trail

     

    This tour is a combination of nature adventures and the indigenous culture experiences. QAISIN hike starts at Walami, the distance for one way is 4.9 KM (130 mins of walking). It is specially selected to get you into the eastern Pattonkuan where you will be amazed at spectacular mountain views.

    A well-formed trail along the Lakulaku river leads you up to the first stop-HUNGKU, less than 500 meters away from Walami entrance. HUNGKU means ‘valley’ in Bunun language, here you can enjoy the nature and simply forget the stresses. We continue a short walk, heading to HUNGKU bridge. The 150 meter long bridge and the surroundings tell stories about local history. The Japanese heritage is related to Bunun culture, QAISIN track promotes inclusiveness and foster creativity and imagination.

    The Name ‘QAISIN’ has different meanings. One said ‘Breathtaking Views’, the other one said ‘eat’. According to the Bunun references, QAISIN was a transition between Walami and Yuli (Posko). The local people used to say’ QAISIN’ to invite guests for a lunch or greet to each other.

     

    Arriving at the Slate House, the tour guides will ensure an informative and an educational introduction. Every part of the Slate House shows its uniqueness which allow you to have a real connection to the place and a new way of seeing.

     

    Looking into Bunun elders’ wisdom through the structure of the Slate House, including the walls, food storage, meeting room and the complex drainage. Whether you are an adventure seeker, cultural enthusiast, or nature lover, you will definitely benefit from the knowledge and insights an indigenous guide can provide.

     

    Let’s explore the Bunun heritage

     

    Video source: Lahang Lowsing

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Hualien City 970, Taiwan 

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