Chashan community is located in the most southern territory of Ali Township, Chiayi County. The location is link with three cities, southern to Kaohsiung and western to Tainan. Due to these advantages of the region, our community could developing some different industries than the Tsou tribe. Our main economic agricultural products are bamboo shoots, camellia oil, cordia dichotoma and sugar cane.
Chashan tribe’s biggest feature is that its’ well-known pavilion culture, you can see all kinds of pavilions (hufu) almost everywhere in the village. The pavilions are mostly made of thatch, bamboo and timber. By using wood carving, stone carving, and totem to telling a story as their peculiar chashan culture.
The pavilion culture is an important connection of the Chashan tribe. In the life of the Tsou people, pavilion is the place to get together and share. Some people even hang fruit which they harvest in the pavilion and share with others. Everyone can take the fruit and say”aveoveoyu” before take it, which is Tsou language means “my heart rejoice” to express their appreciation.