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    Yanban (Slate) Lane

Yanban(Slate) lane was constructed from slate and is lined with sculptures, pottery, and other arts telling ancient tales of weaving maids, brave hunters, and aging headmen.

The entrance to these stone slab houses is quite small that most people have to bend over to enter. There is no cement pillar in the houses, as the houses are completely supported by the structure and position of the stone slabs. The size of the house is decided by the number of people in the family, with larger houses for larger families and vice versa.

People here follow a unique custom that they bury the dead body of their family under the stone slab house. Of all the stone slab architectures in Taiwan, only the ones in Wutai have been untouched and are kept in good condition.

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You can see both the ancient slate house. and newly built ones at Yanban Lane. Try if you can tell the differences between them.





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At the 41 km marker on Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 24.

  • Longitude/Latitude:120.73068/22.74538
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    Last Update:2021-10-22

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