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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.
  • StacyL1141

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    家庭式

    野銀地下屋

    Traveler rating:5 2019-08

    值得參觀了解一下地下屋建造的緣由及歷史,帶著孩子是很好的體驗,記得找過有執照的導覽員,雖然天氣很熱不過蠻值得
  • shen0630

    台灣東區

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    好友出遊

    仍在使用的地下屋

    Traveler rating:4 2019-05

    此屋是現任屋主的祖父時代建立的。裏面仍在生火煙燻魚,也有歴代捕獲的山羊角。也可要求戴傳統的帽子,男女有別。有電扇在吹會涼快很多。
  • 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

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