Legend has it that in ancient times the Tsou tribe fled
to Yushan to seek refuge from a flood and,after the
flood receded, the god of heaven,Hama, made
footprints between the mountains along which the people migrated and established their villages. The social units were village, clan, joint family and family.The two largest villages today are Dabang and Tefuye.
Wander Through The Natural Beauty Of Shanmei
Danna-yi Valley is one of the traditional fishing grounds of the Tsou, the name meaning forget your worries language in Tsou language. Danna-yi Valley Ecological Park, established jointly by the people of the tribe, is an ideal choice for eco-tourism. To protect the river’s appearance and resources the people have formed their own patrol team and great success has been achieved, in particular with regards to shovel-nosed minnow conservation.
The main Tsou traditional ceremonies are the seed sowing ceremony, the Homeyaya millet harvest ceremony, the Mayasvi victory ceremony and the life bean fona ceremony, mostly intended to propagate traditional culture. Anyone interested in traditional Tsou ceremonies can refer to the Festivals section.