Xiluo, located in the middle of Taiwan, is the northeast Township of Yunlin County .
Xiluo is the nearest township by the great Zhuo Shui River. The great Xiluo Bridge is one of the famous landmarks in Taiwan and stands on the River for 60 years until now. You can see the famous sunset view here. Not only the view but also Yenping historical houses are marvelous.
Moreover, you can also enjoy the typical Taiwanese culture in Xiluo Old Street. Chinese Kon-Fu , Puppet show, Soy souce DIY, organic vegetable, even the sculpture park is nearby the great bridge.
During the colonial era by Japan, from 1930 to 1945, Xiluo had been planned to be a modern town. There were many styles visible on Yenping Old Street, with various unique architectural styles. During this period, hundreds of Art Deco houses were constructed all along the Old Street, which contain the essence of Xiluo?s history and culture.
Nowadays, there are 142 elegant houses remaining from this period. Most of them were built 80 years ago. Back in that time, Yenping Street was the town center, a busy street full of different sort of traditional shops. But now, most of the houses are empty, and some are useless. The residents got away from here and found other places to live and set up their businesses. Yenping Street became silent and people had no confidence.
So we try to promote the Xiluo culture and traditional article from here. We wish to improve the live quality and self-respect here. We want to keep the social environment and the historical buildings.
We have done some repair works during some short term international workcamps. The first backpacker house was fixed in 2010. For improving the social environment, we would like to invite international friends come to join the social work. It is not only voluntary work but also to promote cultural exchange and diversity.
During the project, participants will also have opportunities to visit local artist, join local activities and have eco-tourism in free schedule, chat with local people and enjoy their own passions. Read More about Xiluo: http://louyoung.org.tw/