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The traditional Tao residence is a semi-basement house, half above the ground and half underground. A comprehensive unit of semi-basement house is consisted of the main house, a working room and a balcony. The main house faces the ocean and is surrounded by steps built according to the land altitude. Only the roof is above the ground. The excavated soils are piled around the house to create a semi-cave shape. In front of the main house are several large stones, which are backsupporting stones for resting. The working room is built on the ground, often a rectangular room. The balcony in front of the house is built with a roof but no walls. It is well ventilated and has a great view, often functioning as a social place for villagers gathering to rest and chat. The semi-basement house is warm in winter and cool in summer. It is the symbol of Tao people's wisdom. As time changes, many semi-basement houses at Orchid Island(Lanyu) are renovated into standalone modern buildings. The only tribes still preserving the traditional dwelling are Langdao (Iraraley) and Ivalino.

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  • mikeedeedee

    Darlington

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    Couples

    Traditional Tao semi-underground houses

    Traveler rating:3 2017-05

    Yeyin is the only community in Lanyu that still has the traditional semi-underground houses. The area can be appreciated when descending on the road from the weather station. We understand that a local resident would have to accompany you into the area - unfortunately we did not have time to see whether this would be possible to arrange.
  • unre

    坂井市, 福井県

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    友達との旅行

    ガイド付きで訪れる必要あり

    Traveler rating:4 2019-05

    島の従来の住居で、最近までここに住んでいたよう。今では住んでいる人は殆どいないようだが、あくまでも人の家なので、勝手に入ったりはできず、ガイドツアーなどに参加するか、上の道路からそっと見る形になる。中は独特の作りで、面白い。
  • Voyager740939

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    비지니스

    有特色

    Traveler rating:5 2017-05

    整個景點範圍不大,可是卻相當有特色!印象中有的地下屋還有人居住,因為去的時候要注意音量!我還在附近買到拼板舟的模型,很滿意
  • OprahK2

    타이완

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    가족

    遇到熱情的老奶奶邀請,離開前溫暖的回憶

    Traveler rating:4 2017-07

    剛好入住在野銀部落,到了當地才知道只剩下這裡有地下屋,在離開前走近觀望了一下(非請勿進喔!),遇到了相當親切的老奶奶正在涼亭上乘涼(他們必須想辦法運送木材自建,似乎花了30萬),邀請我們上去坐坐吹個電風扇,後來也帶我們進屋簡單的介紹牆壁上照片的由來,原來蘭嶼早期也是相當多胎的,她有11個孩子,但好像是一個人居住感覺很自由也有點孤單~
  • Connector803724

    타이페이, 타이완

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    친구 동반 여행

    熱情的達悟族爺爺

    Traveler rating:4 2016-07

    達悟族的爺爺是土生土長的蘭嶼人 講國語還帶著濃濃的口音 需要認真地聽才能聽懂一句話 但是熱情又親切的爺爺很努力地為我們介紹 除了介紹地下屋的環境之外還有他們自己的文化 能夠與他互動是一個珍貴的經驗

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