Sunday, 30 January 2011

Leader Village Hotel in Taroko

10 °C

Depending on availability, we were given accommodation by our tour operator in either the Silks Place or Leader Hotel in Taroko National Park for the night.

Leader Village, Taroko National Park, Taiwan
Aka Sun Mon Village in Chinese

Bruwan Leader Village Hotel, Taroko National Park, Taiwan
Front entrance of Leader Village Hotel

The Leader Village Hotel was built in the valley amidst the mountains of Taroko NP. The mists in the mountain today gave the valley an otherworldly atmosphere.

Leader Village, Taroko National Park, Taiwan Cabins, Leader Village, Taroko National Park, Taiwan

The hotel was built to recreate the village of the Truku (Taroko) aboriginal heritage, which we caught a glimpse of it while dropping by the Taroko Visitor Centre briefly.

Painting, Leader Village, Taroko National Park, Taiwan
Sculptures, Leader Village, Taroko National Park, Taiwan
Left: Taroko woman with facial tattoo.
Above: Sculptures based on the idea of Taroko totem-poles
These cabins are the accommodation that recreate the traditional Taroko dwellings.

Log cabin, Leader Village, Taroko National Park, Taiwan Log cabin, Leader Village, Taroko National Park, Taiwan

Log fire, Leader Village, Taroko National Park, Taiwan

I warmed in front of this log fire for 45 mins, and my hands were still stone cold. I have the blood circulation of a gecko (I think the gecko would be grilled ready too be eaten by now. Yes, my hunger also fed the cold). So when I was told that there was no air conditioning in the cabin, chills sent down my spine. After spending the night with adequate blanket, it wasn't bad. If I could handle it, all mammals - including any Homo Sapiens tourist - should be hunky-dory.

After dinner, we were treated with some Taroko traditional performances. Just the thing to warm up the cockles of my hearts.

Traditional performance, Leader Village, Taroko National Park, Taiwan Traditional performance, Leader Village, Taroko National Park, Taiwan

Traditional performance, Leader Village, Taroko National Park, Taiwan


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