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Duona Village’s Stone Slab Houses

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Maolin District

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    Duona Village’s Stone Slab Houses

The Douna Slate Stone House Hub can be found in the Douna Village in Maolin District. It is a specialty of the Paiwan tribe, whose people built slate stone houses together using slate stones collected directly from the Wenquan River nearby. While the body of the house is usually built with slates of lighter shades, which are susceptible to corrosion by wind and rain, the floor and roof are usually made from heavier slates of darker shades, which are more resilient than light-colored slates. In addition, some slate stone houses feature Deinagkistrodon totems on the top or sides of the door, which signifies the owner’s social status, which is either a tribal chief or a highborn.

Visitors are recommended to spend 30 to 40 minutes here. Besides appreciating the unique slate stone houses, they can also walk to nearby tourist attractions, such as the house of the tribal chief and the Duona Elementary School. 

Travel info
Travel type

Culture research

Travel Trips

In the village, please do not travel by car, it is advised that visitors tour on foot and not look inside people’s houses uninvited. Do not photograph decorations and traditional objects inside the houses without permission from owners. Do not remove slate slabs from inside the houses for souvenirs or for BBQ cooking stone.

Address

Duo Na Li, Maolin Dist., Kaohsiung City

Tel

886-7-6801111

Traffic Information

On National Freeway 3, exit at Pingtung Jiuru interchange ─ Provincial Highway 3 to Ligang ─ Provincial Highway 22 to Gaoshu ─ Provincial Highway 27 in the Dajin direction ─ cross Dajin Bridge – Maolin District ─ take Kao 132 county road to Duona Village

  • Longitude/Latitude:120.71598/22.91088
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    Last Update:2023-10-25

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