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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. 

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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.


Duo Na Li, Maolin Dist., Kaohsiung



Traffic Information

On National Highway 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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    Duona Village’s Stone Slab Houses
    4.2 4stars 25 reviews
    5stars 4 months ago

    Walking through the Dona tribe, a little sister from the tribe came to me, chatted with me lively and generously, followed me to visit the tribe and shared her familiar people and things... The construction of the slate house is full of the wisdom of the ancestors, and I really want to live and see if I have the opportunity.

    5stars 5 months ago

    After the reconstruction of Maolin Scenic Area after the typhoon, it has become easier to walk. Butterflies are flying around you, and you can chase and take pictures of the purple-spotted butterflies when you are surprised. The slate houses and totems of the Dona tribe can be seen everywhere. The tribal environment is full of flowers and trees. It is like an ordinary community. There are suspension bridges and a small Great Wall for people to experience.

    4stars a year ago

    The entire Dona is very aboriginal. Everyone in the wedding wears unique clothes that are unique to the aboriginals. The whole is very beautiful, and the slate house is just fine.

    5stars a year ago

    On a trip with my colleagues that time, I went to the slate house to drink a bowl of the famous lemon Aiyu ice to eat. I happened to meet the village for a banquet, and found that the amazing act was that the aboriginal marriage was the whole village wearing aboriginal traditional clothing. For the banquet, every family, regardless of whether it is boys, girls or children, including babies, is dressed up. It feels that the aborigines really value this wedding.

    ponpon pon
    4stars 2 years ago

    Great place to enjoy the scenery

    Last Update:2022-05-30

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