Kinaloka Creek

Pasongan Hamlet

The Pasongan Hamlet is located between Kinaloka Creek and Pengzicun Creek in Changbin Township, Taitung County. It is rumored to have been established by the Amis tribe who emigrated from Dagangkou Hamlet in Fengbin Township, Hualien County in 1884. As the arable land was small at the time, and that the Amis people were long term oppressed by other indigenous groups from the mountainous area, they moved all the way to the south. In addition, they have been defeated by the Qing army. There is another saying that the Pasongan Hamlet was formed by Amis people of the Wushibi group that came out on its own in 1888. The original site of the hamlet is on the platform on the west side of the current site. The traditional name is Cafongai or Chiganadai, which means big stone, as it was named after two prehistoric boulders that were there. During the Japanese occupation, the hamlet was moved here for management convenience.