The old Laiyi Hamlet, in Laiyi Township, Pingtung County, is located on the mountainside on the left bank of the upper reaches of Neishe River. It is about 360 to 600 meters above sea level. There are two congregated hamlets. The larger one on the southeastern side is called Chajiakavus. The smaller one on the northwestern side is called Chingasan, which stemmed out from the larger hamlet. In fact, during the Japanese occupation, the Government-General in Taiwan set up a police post in Laiyishe to monitor the hamlet. In the early post-war period, the tribes were forced to collectively relocate their villages to the present Laiyi hamlet.
To get to Old Laiyi hamlet, enter from the fork road on the 6.5 km point of Yilin Road, and you will see the stone stele of the old Jala’afus tribe at the entrance. There are still large-scale slate houses in the hamlet ruins.
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