The primitive mountain forest is like a three-dimensional space. However, you won’t get lost here as the ancestral spirits take your hand and guide you along. Here, you can learn how farmers in the tribe take advantage of the natural conditions and live a self-sufficient life. You can also try on traditional Atayal clothes and sing ancient songs, drink millet, and eat rice out of bamboo tubes along with locals. You can also talk about the history of the resistance against the Japanese in Maybalay and their ancestral spirits belief with the locals. This is definitely a difference experience from reading the stories in books. Let the mysterious travelers fly into the remote tribe in the bamboo forest by magic carpet.
Before picking of the persimmons, Ma Lai and his uncle would dress tourists in Atayal costumes with traditional weavings adorned on their heads, give each person an Atayal name, then recite an Atayal blessing, drink millet wine, and engage in the ceremony of the mountains to show respect for the ancestral spirits and mountain gods. Then they will introduce the methods of planting sweet persimmons, the source and the environment, and then the picking of the sacred fruits will commence.
As noon approaches, the tourists will be taught to carry bamboo baskets, cut bamboo in the bamboo forest with a knife, make bamboo rice, then go to the farm to pick wild vegetables, and catch fish and shrimps by the stream, before cooking their own Chinese cuisine back at the tribe.