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Wushe: A Taiwanese Village in the 1930s Under Japanese Rule

The beautiful film set of a Taiwanese epic, Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale.

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Late last year, we visited the beautiful film set recreating a street and school from Wushe, a central Taiwanese town where an uprising by the Seediq indigenous tribe against Japanese rule happened, as portrayed in the Taiwanese epic, Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale.

The 3.5 hectare set was built on a hill in the suburb of Linkou by a Japanese arts production team. We strolled on the main street and walked into some of the Japanese-style wooden houses, adorned with props such as old books and household accessories to recreate Wushe in the 1930s.

Since it’s opening to the public, the set has attracted more than 280,000 visitors. It was ridiculously crowded the weekend we visited and it took the best of me to make sure random heads and arms did not hijack my pictures. Crowd woes aside, it is an incredibly beautiful place to visit – I love a good piece of history.

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