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Marongarong (Donghe) Tribe

Updated:2019-09-06

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Poster East Coast National Scenic Area
Day 2 Days
Category Arts Fashion
A tribe whose name comes from the roaring sound of river
The word "Marongarong" means fast flowing river. When the ancestors of the tribe first moved to this place, they heard the loud roaring sound of the river and named this place "Marongarong." Situated on the bank of Mawuku River, Marongarong tribe faces the estuary to the sea and sits against the Seashore Mountain Range. Marongarong is blessed with rich natural resources: tribal people gather in the mountains and fish in the sea and rivers. The resource diversity attracted people to settle here and build their lives.

A Feast of Wild Vegetables and Seafood
Using natural cooking methods, the Amis people transform fresh ingredients found in their surroundings into finger-licking cuisines. You may sit in a traditional Marongarong tribal house and enjoy the exotic dishes, including glutinous rice with an original sweet taste, boiled vegetables, roasted chicken, sea urchins, turban snails, and even jellyfish. Bring your family and friends to try this amazing and unique cuisine!

Bamboo Rafting Along the River
According to tribal traditions, before a bamboo raft is made, people must pray to their ancestors and spirits for the successful progress and completion. Taught by the elders, youngsters learn and continue to pass on these knowledge and skills. A bamboo raft is not only a tool to make a living with in the early days, but also a symbol of the tribe's culture. Therefore, during the rite of passage ceremony (the transition from childhood to adulthood), steering a bamboo raft across the rapid river is one of the essential tests. Today, tourists can board an improved bamboo raft, experience bamboo rafting, and feel the embrace of the Mawuku River.

Accommodation - Tribal House
Constructed with traditional techniques, the Marongarong Tribal House has bamboo walls and thatched roofs. The completion of the Tribal House required a shared consensus and support from all generations in the tribe. Therefore, the Marongarong Tribal House symbolizes not only hope for the tribe's prosperous future but also the starting point of the tribe's dreams. Sitting by a fire in a residential house at night is a symbol of the sharing of emotions. In the Marongarong Tribal House, travelers can gather around the fire, play guitar, sing songs, and share their life stories.

Chasing the Waves
Walk barefoot on the beach, chase the waves, and enjoy the freshness of nature. At Jinzun Pavilion you can look out to the land-tied island and the beach. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the gentle sea breeze. The relaxed lifestyle must be experienced rather than described with words.

Bike Tour in the Secluded Valley
Ride a bicycle and hum a happy song through the mountains. Enjoy a bike tour in the Taiyuan Valley.

Suggest route:
Day1: Net casting on the Mawuku River and bamboo rafting -> Free time -> Dinner -> Sleepless night at Marongarong: traditional songs -> A night’s stay at the Tribal House
Day2: Breakfast -> Bike tour in Jinzun -> Lunch -> Return home

Contact information
Email: amis600@yahoo.com.tw
Phone: Mr. Lin (Akila) +886-963-270108/Mr. Wu (Amy) +886-916-976011

Remind

1. Each tribe has its unique culture and taboos. Before visiting the tribe, please acquaint yourself with the tribal conventions and ask for guidance by local residents.
2. Please respect the private space of tribal residents. Do not enter private property without permission or make noises and disturbance in the tribe.
3. Please respect the tribal religious ceremonies. During ceremonial period, please obey the rules and taboos. Do not disturb the ongoing ceremonies by entering without permission, taking photos, or making loud noises.

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