Yanban (Slate) Lane

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Wutai Township

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    Yanban (Slate) Lane

The Slate Stone Alley can be found in the Wutai Tribe. As its name shows, the alley is paved with slate stones. The 500-meter alley mimics the way a Deinagkistrodon slithers and is decorated with clay pots on both sides. Traveling on the alley, visitors can follow road signs decorated with lily, Deinagkistrodon, and clouded leopard totems, as if they were on an adventure.

Houses along the alley features symbols showing their owners’ social status, such as human sculptures at their doorsteps and decorations of all kinds on their upper door frames and walls. From those features, you can tell if the house owner is a civilian, a hunter, an elder, or a tribal chief.

Relief sculptures on the walls of the alley also offer visitors a glimpse into Lukai culture. The sculptures tell stories of the tribe, featuring women weaving clothes, elders with wrinkles all over their faces, young and energetic tribal heroes, and hunters cheerfully showing their trophies from a successful hunt. The sculptures also allow visitors to admire Lukai people’s creativity.

Visitors are recommended to spend an hour here. Please note that a permit is required to enter Wutai Township and that larger vehicles such as trucks and tour buses are prohibited from entering the region. 

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Travel type

Culture research

Travel Trips

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


Wutai Township, Pingtung County



Traffic Information

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

  • Longitude/Latitude:120.73068/22.74538
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    Yanban (Slate) Lane
    4.6 4stars 253 reviews
    Scott St. John
    5stars 4 years ago

    Great Church with friendly staff working there. Great place for a few photos!

    5stars 5 years ago

    very good

    4stars a month ago

    An alley with aboriginal characteristics. The buildings along the road have their own styles. It is very comfortable to walk around and have a look. There are also some small shops where you can buy food. This should be a must-visit place in Wutai

    4stars a month ago

    Rukai culture is important, surrounded by high mountains, along the small streets are stone houses, there are also many vendors, the local aboriginal guides are really enthusiastic to interact with visitors, usually there is no noise in the urban area, but quiet The mountain city is a place worth visiting for mountain lovers

    B ibi
    5stars 3 months ago

    An alley full of characteristics, full of slate houses and carvings, and some special food shops, you can see cherry blossoms blooming along the road

    Last Update:2022-09-26

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