Indigenous culture at core of new tourism drive on Alishan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/13/2020
By: Tsai Chih-ming and intern Grace Hu

Photo courtesy of the Alishan National Scenic Area Administration

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) A series of new tour packages for the Alishan National Scenic Area will feature immersion in the culture of the indigenous Tsou people, who live in the mountains of southeastern Taiwan, the area's administration said Wednesday.

The packages will be promoted as "momaemaezo holiday trips," meaning learning tours, and will offer visitors an opportunity to not only enjoy the natural beauty of Alishan but also gain a firsthand experience of the Tsou tribe's way of life, the Alishan National Scenic Area Administration (ANSAA) said.

One package, for example, offers a four-day stay in a Tsou village and includes a traditional carpentry workshop, at which the participants will learn to craft handmade wood signs, the ANSAA said.

Other special attractions in the tours include feeding Formosan sika deer and stargazing, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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