Cinsbu Tribe

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  • Phone:+886 3 522 4163
  • Address:Zhenxibao, Jianshi Township, Hsinchu County 313, Taiwan View on Map
The Cinsbu Tribe are located within Hsinchu County's Jianshi Township, between Jinaji Mountain and Mawang Mountain. At a height of 1700 meters to 2000 meters, the northeast monsoons have bought forth damp and humid moisture, enriching the forests full of red cypresses, cedar, and other precious tree species. Together with Qilan and Fuxing Townships, they join to form Taiwan's largest existing cypress forest area. Also known as "Magao National Park", Cinsbu's divine tree area contains the most divine trees in the country. The trees are the largest and the area possesses over 200 red cypresses and other giant trees. Some of them can even be included within the ranks of "Taiwan's Top 10 Sacred Trees".  It's worth visiting Cinsbu's giant trees. The primitive forests here are brimming with beauty, and feature over 30 divine tree areas. Some of the most popular and well recieved are the Adam and Eve divine trees and the King and Queen divine trees. Many hikers climb for four hours just to come and admire these majestic trees. In addition, located in Xinguang while on the roads towards Cinsbu and Cinsbu's divine tree area is the Atayal Er Zhonghui Church, built brick by brick by the villagers. The church is built with stones from the local Xiuluan Creek and white Hualien marble. Simple yet powerful, with black walls and white stones reaching into the open blue sky, this beautiful sight will certainly stun. At night, there will be activities hosted by the aboriginal people such as mochi pounding, although normally only boys have the strength to do so. However if you want to test your own strength you are certainly free to try! Weaving is a traditional Atayal skill and art, and is a way to continue the handiwork passed down by their ancestors. It utilizes a horizontal belt (Qongu), as naturally dyed twine is woven inbetween the white to form a stripe. There's plain weaves, complicated twists and weaves, checkered patterns, triangle and diamond patterns and more. Colors wise, there's red, black, blue, and brown, and they are all very bright. As the Formosan black bear is also the Atayal peoples' spirit representation, the white V-shaped crest on its chest is the origin of the diamond-shaped patterns. Nowadays, tribal residents have not yet fully constructed a complete explanation of the forest ecology, nor have they fully understood the Atayal traditional culture, stories, plants, and rich biological diversity. The maintainence of this land is now the responsbility of the modern residents. 


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1.Nat'l Hwy 3→Exit at the Zhulin Interchange→county Rd 120→Prov. Hwy 3→Turn right at the Sign to Neiwan→Jianshih Industry Road→Siouluen Villiage→HsinKuang Villiage
2.Nat'l Hwy 3→Exit at the Guanxi Interchange→Prov. Hwy 3→County Road Zhu 60→Siouluen Road