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Top Choice Church in Sandimen

Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

If you manage to enter this Catholic church (c 1959) for the Rukai – it sometimes closes when nothing's going on – you'll see some unusual religious art. Rukai artisans were involved in its decoration and pews are r…
Top Choice Cafe in Sandimen

Qiuyue Restaurant

An atmospheric cafe on a cliff with a huge terrace overlooking the valley. On a clear day you can see Pingtung, Kaohsiung and Foguangshan. Indigenous bands perform on some nights. It’s after the Km24 mark on Hwy 24 …
Scenic Area in Sandimen

Highway 24

The last section of Hwy 24 is a gorgeous winding highway that leads you deep into the mountains. Not for the fainthearted, some parts of the road run along very steep cliffs. Do check the road conditions before sett…
Jewellery in Sandimen

Shatao Dance & Glass Art Studio

Run by a Paiwan dancer, this glass and dance studio with an adjoining shop allows you to purchase accessories created with Paiwan glass beads arranged in a mix of styles. You can also try making your own beads. They…
Arts & Crafts in Sandimen

Zhu Zhen Ting Art Studio

A small studio operated by Paiwan artist Cho Jinhua (周錦花) from her home. Cho paints, engraves and decorates leather with glass beads and embroidery and turns them into purses, belts and home accessories. The worksho…
Cafe in Sandimen

Gu Liu Fang

A shop for indigenous clothing and handicrafts with a cute cafe serving excellent coffee from Dewen at its back. Gu Liu Fang is three minutes' walk from Pingshan Hotel. Turn left from the hotel, cross the bridge and…
Park in Sandimen

Indigenous People's Cultural Park

The park, set in forested mountains, displays true-to-life examples of traditional indigenous houses and communal structures. A museum near the entrance has exhibitions of daily, ceremonial and martial items, though…