Plums have abundant natural carbohydrates, vitamins B and C, calcium, and potassium. In addition to being served as fruit, they can also can be made into juices, preserved as prunes, made into jams, or brewed into wines. Plum products can expedite alcohol metabolism, refresh, enhance appetite, and prevent constipation.
─Aboriginal Culture and Tourism information website ─Taoyuan Township office
Colored glaze beads are also called “katakata” or “dragonfly beads” by Paiwan people, which means ‘accomplishment’ in their language. The beads are highly regarded as representing traditional values and are passed to the next generation as heirlooms. Each bead has its own name and an ancient legend attached to it. They also signify the warding off evil, guarding loved ones, fortune, and glory, as well as one’s status in society.
Most colored glaze beads were bought and collected by connoisseurs; hence there were not so many left in public. Fortunately, artists and handcrafters in Sandimen have devoted themselves to recovering the art of making colored glaze beads. They also teach the techniques to younger apprentices, so the legacy can be passed on. In the past 20 years, making colored glaze beads has become a notable cultural heritage in the Sandimen area.
─Sandimen Township office
Buds Buds of temperate-zone variety pears were grafted onto the branch of the tree of Heng-shan pear to breed the so-called “Mountain Pear”, which is juicy, delicate, and sweet. Its taste is comparable to the taste of its temperate zone counterpart.
─Aboriginal Culture and Tourism information website