Dubanan Memorial Hall

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Wutai Township

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    Dubanan Memorial Hall

The Dubanan Memorial Hall is located on Slate Stone Alley in Wutai Township. It is dedicated to Dubanan, a revered sculptor known for his wooden sculptures. He also created many totems for the Lukai Tribe.

The Memorial Hall houses Dubanan’s artworks and is currently run by his son. It is also home to a special installation, the Bench of the Ancient, where the indigenous hang weapons for hunting. Only men can seat themselves on the bench. If a woman sits on the bench, she will violate the taboo and curse the weapons on it, so whoever uses them cannot hunt successfully.

The Memorial Hall is only open to tourists who have booked accommodation at the Dubanan B&B, and visitors should book a place before visiting the hall. Be mindful that a permit is required to enter Wutai Township. Larger vehicles such as trucks and tour buses are prohibited from entering the region.

Visitors are recommended to spend half an hour at the Memorial Hall. Make sure you call the hall to book a place in advance. 

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Culture research


No. 53, Yenban Lane, Wutai Village, Wutai Township, Pingtung County



  • Longitude/Latitude:120.73077/22.74549
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    Dubanan Memorial Hall
    4.1 4stars 10 reviews
    3stars 6 years ago

    Wutai has a beautiful scenery, and there are many Rukai characteristic stone buildings and sculpture installations in the village, which are worth visiting. There is no meal after about 4 or 5 o'clock on the mountain, so you have to prepare your own dinner, or go up the mountain after you are full. The steamed buns with eggs, meat buns, and vegetable buns served in the breakfast shop are not as delicious and unique as the legendary ones, so it is inevitable to be disappointed. Only small non-woven towels are provided, it is best to bring your own towels and toiletries. If you are worried about the safety of plastic kettles, please bring your own drinking water and prepare for mosquito protection.

    4stars 6 years ago

    We stayed here for one night. Because we arrived late, after contacting us at the mountain control point, the owner, Mr. Du, took the initiative to wait for us beside the main road in the village. Also, because we did not inform us in advance that we were traveling with a small dog, it increased the owner's worries. Troublesome, but still welcome. I woke up early the next day to take photos and discovered that there were many Rukai sculptures preserved in the B&B, and I found out that the B&B owner’s family is a famous artist. This is a B&B with local characteristics, very suitable for visitors like us who like mountain culture.

    Nana Cat
    4stars 5 years ago

    The supreme local artist, many carving totems of Wutai Rukai people are all from his works. The "ancestral seat" outside the memorial hall is only for men to sit. Once a woman breaks the precept and sits down, the man will not be successful in hunting.

    Stephen 夫子 Chen
    5stars 4 years ago

    Artist Dubanan Memorial Hall, Dubanan is a national treasure artist of the Wutai tribe, and many sculptures of Wutai are his works. Dubanan's works are collected and exhibited here, and the homestay is run, which is currently managed by his son.

    3stars 5 years ago

    Not open for business

    Last Update:2023-10-25

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