Northern Taiwan's majestic mountains are home to the Atayal and Saisiyat peoples.
You don't have to go far from urban areas to experience a different world that includes breathtaking scenery and indigenous hospitality, culture and cuisine.
If you really want to understand Taiwan’s indigenous culture, in addition to reading books and visiting museums, it is necessary to go to the indigenous communities. There you will experience warm hospitality and the efforts of many to pass on ancient heritage and traditions to the younger generations. It is sure to be one of your most unforgettable experiences!——Eric H.Y. Yu(Director, Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines)
If time in Taiwan is short, these areas are located anywhere from one to four hours by car from Taipei making it possible to go for a day or two. Of course, due to the many guesthouses, campgrounds, hiking trails, cultural activities, hot springs, waterfalls and artisan workshops, multi-day trips are also very possible.——Cheryl Robbins(The Author)