Hongxiang Village

The Hongxiang Hamlet is located in the foothills of Baigu Dashan in Ren’ai Township, Nantou County. It is 1,170 meters above sea level. The traditional Atayal name of the hamlet is Makanaji. The land is flat and fertile, and most of them have been converted into paddy fields.

In the early days of the Japanese occupation, the tribesmen first moved to the upper reaches of the Makanaji Stream and took refuge when the Government-General in Taiwan sent military police into the hamlet. However, they were forced to relocate to a spot 1.3 km north of the former site of Maisiduobang for better monitoring and management by the Japanese. Later in 1923, they moved to the current location due to the barren land.

Xinwangyang Village

Xinwangyang Hamlet, also known as Mariba or Mareba, is located in Ren'ai Township of Nantou County, on the 29 km point of Lixing Industrial Road.

The people of Xinwangyang Hamlet originally lived on the hillside of the Beigang River below the current site, with the traditional name “Mek-Moyau”. However, during the Japanese occupation, due to the fact that they lived under the sloping terrain, some people thought that the environment was bad and so they moved to the area near Xinwangyang Cemetery.

In the post-war period, due to landslides and concerns for the safety of living there, the village collectively moved again to a place with relatively stable land in the southwest and named it Xinwangyang.

Nowadays, most of the tribal people are engaged in non-tropical and high-mountain agricultural work, which is an important source of local income.