The Last Facial Tattoos?

By 2022 Nov./Dec., East, Events

In 2011, a “Passing on Facial Tattooing” event celebrating the indigenous tradition of facial tattoos was held at Taroko Village Hotel, located inside the Taroko Gorge. On September 25th this year the hotel organized a follow-up event. Invited this time were younger tribe members who have had their faces tattooed in recent years.

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First Impressions

By 2022 Sept./Oct., East, Feature

As well as being the arrival gateways to eastern Taiwan for many visitors, the cities of Hualien and Taitung are also focal points of local indigenous culture. So before you set off to explore the wilds of the east, it’s worth taking the time to experience some indigenous life in these urban settings.

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Tribal Messages

By 2022 Sept./Oct., East, Feature

Exploring the indigenous art scene in eastern Taiwan is a pleasure in itself, but is also a great way to start to decipher the region’s tribal cultures, and to gain a deeper understanding of the customs, stories, and sustainable living practices of its original inhabitants.

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