The Council of Indigenous Peoples has approved funding of more than NTD 29 million for the Yanping Township Office in Taitung County to construct Vakangan Hot Spring Park and provided resources to assist and guide the project. The Park was opened on August 27 last year, and Acting Chairperson of the Council of Indigenous Peoples Icyang Parod visited the site today (April 1) to offer commendation and encouragement.
Acting Chairperson Icyang Parod stated that over 60% of employees at Vakangan Hot Spring Park are local indigenous people of Yanping Township. The head chef of the restaurant is a young person who returned to their hometown, and the dishes on offer are a blend of traditional Bunun cuisine and local pineapple and wild vegetables of Yanping to create a unique, exotic style of cooking.
The Acting Chairperson emphasized that Vakangan Hot Spring Park serves as a good example of upholding the concept of sustainable tribal tourism and has successfully established a good model for the coexistence and mutual prosperity of the public sector, enterprises, and local residents.
Furthermore, Acting Chairperson Icyang Parod explained that the funding of the Council of Indigenous Peoples for hot spring industry projects as of last year includes Syuhai Hot Spring Resort Building 2 in Mudan Township, Pingtung County, the Bi Hou Hot Spring in Nanao Township, Yilan County, Vakangan Hot Spring Park in Yanping Township, Taitung County, the Maolin Lover Gorge Hot Spring in Maolin District, Kaohsiung City, and the Xiu Luan Hot Spring Resort in Jianshi Township, Hsinchu County. Everyone is welcome to visit the range of facilities to experience an indigenous-style hot spring and enjoy an indigenous cuisine feast!
Contact Person: Wang Huang Tsu-chen