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Jialan, Taoyuan Youth Travel Spot

Jialan, Taoyuan Youth Travel Spot

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  • Operating Unit

    Taiwan Indigenous People‵s South Island Industrial, Economic, Cultural and Educational Care Associat

  • Location

    No. 29, Ln.16, Xikou Rd., Nbh. 4, Tseren Vil., Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City

  • Service Time

    Mon-Sun 09:00-17:00

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  • Introduction

    "Kinnyopan, named after the opening of the Roman Road (from Lofu Creek to Mawutu), phonetically pronounced as "Kalan," is a place where the indigenous Atayal people reside. The original place name, also known as knyopan (Qiaoban), means "invaded," belonging to today's Lofu (Laho) with the same name. Kalan is situated at the boundary between Lofu and Xikou tribes, with an elevation over 100 feet higher than both tribes, and a flat hilltop. Initially, the Shimen Reservoir administration established a hydraulic relay station here, with personnel stationed regularly, now incorporated into the Xikou tribe's territory.

    Based on Atayal traditional ecological concepts, activities with elements of wild vegetables and betel nut are created:

    1. Exploring Indigenous Tribes: 

       - Cultural Activities:

         Understanding traditional methods of planting, harvesting wild vegetables, and betel nut by locals, getting acquainted with the indigenous people's way of life, experiencing early Taiwanese indigenous history, and through the culture of food and hunting, elders introduce Atayal life with household utensils (knives, bowls, stoves, pots, shovels, furnaces), hunting tools (traps, rifles), understanding cultural changes, allowing local tribes and young participants to understand that the heritage of tourist spots is not just about food and taste but also the inheritance of Atayal culture. Participants will become pioneers in cultivating farmland at the betel nut cultural park soon to be established by the association, attempting to grow wild vegetables, betel nut, aromatic plants, and other crops required for extreme climates, gaining a deeper understanding of nature.

       - Green Culture:

         As environmental protection and sustainability become mainstream, we need to envision a sustainable future for indigenous tribes by integrating technology and creativity. This aims to make the tribe self-sufficient in terms of food, clothing, shelter, and transportation culture, preparing for extreme climates in the future. This layer of meaning brings reflection, learning, and educational value to young adventurers, also generating new social and cultural meanings of understanding urban and local cultures, encouraging young people to understand tribes, travel across Taiwan, and cultivate enthusiasm and care for this land through diverse thinking and sustainable cultural methods.

       - Tribal Culture:

         Our central base, Kilare Camping Area, not only serves as a base for young adventurers but also provides accommodation and dining for students and travelers. Equipped with a projector and microphone, it can also serve as the best classroom for classes. Here, we invite tribal elders, experts, and teachers to understand early Atayal culture through music (mouth organ) or orally transmitted historical culture, and draw an emotional map belonging to the Kalan young adventurers. Collaborating with local non-profit organizations and high schools, elementary schools (Lofu High School, Lofu Elementary School), it becomes an entry point for young people to understand local and tribal cultures deeply. Encouraging more young people to understand the characteristics and stories of tourist spots, and integrating with local industrial resources to promote sustainable development of local industries.

    2. A Journey of Taste and Aroma:

       - Wild Vegetables, Aromatic Plants, Betel Nut Legends:

         In addition to experiencing sowing, harvesting, and natural farming in the fields of the betel nut cultural park, participants will also experience ecological observation, field cultivation, and flavorful meals using Tayal traditional ingredients in the park. This becomes a culinary journey on the tip of the tongue of Tayal traditional elements. Betel nut is a seasoning that inherits tribal culture in Atayal food culture. In addition to making dishes, developing processed foods with betel nut and wild vegetables series allows participants to taste healthy and safe food harvested from the cultural park instantly during meals, and they can also try making handicrafts with aromatic plants, becoming a gift to take home and share with family. Through a relaxed experience process, participants get to know "real food" and understand the most natural stories behind deliciousness. The entire food journey not only has the taste of food and human feelings but also aims to provide participants with an understanding that everything learned and experienced is carefully managed by the "people" of the local tribe."

  • Learning

    1. Authentic tribal village walking tour
    2. Taste and smell tour
    3.Aboriginal people‵s traditional music/melody
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