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History & Culture


      This area was known as Nanzihsian prior to 27th year of Guangsyu Era (1901), and was only renamed Shanlin since the 34th year of Japanese Meiji Era, which was the 27th year of Guangsyu Era (1901). The local residents include Pingpu ethnic group, Hakka people and Taiwanese, amongst which the Hakka people had the biggest population.

      Numerous historical relics related to the livelihood are the best proof of life, which are worthy of being preserved, including jewelry boxes, bracelets, stone mortars, hair clips, sticky rice tools, steamers, frog baskets, yokes, coir capes and ladles etc. The people here are simple, unsophisticated and traditional; they emphasize the interaction and emotional communication between one another, which can particularly be seen during festivities or funerals.

      Most festivities and funerals apply the ancient customs, particularly regarding the habit of being on-time, which can be seen especially during ceremonies in terms of serving food on-time without any delay; this is the character of Hakka people which should be promoted.

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