Walo House, which was originally a police station during the Japanese colonial period, was built in 1924 (13 years of the Republic of China) by the local residents. After fifty years accompanying the local people, the police station was moved out in 1988 and the building was abandoned afterward for a long time.
Until 2002 (91 years of the Republic of China), the community started to actively promote construction work. In order to extend the original history and cultural value of the old police station, the community worked very hard in applying for the subsidy from Council of Indigenous Peoples of Ministry of the Interior. After successfully receiving the subsidy, the house began its reconstruction on September 14, 2005. However, due the severe damage, the building was not able to be restored back to its previous glory. Thus, the construction team used the original design as the base and built Walo house instead.
Walo House is beautifully shaped and has refreshing environment. Inside the building, there are old pictures exhibiting the history of the village, aboriginal art crafts symbolizing the culture, and also consultation services assisting visitors learn more about this place. Additionally, in the exhibition area, there are aboriginal cultural products and local agricultural products available for sale. You can also have a cup of coffee or afternoon tea in the resting areas, available both indoor and outdoor, to leisurely enjoy your time here.
Take Miaoli Motor Transportation (5824) and get off the bus at Donghe Bridge Station