The Memory of the Breaking Waves

“I never weep in my young age,
And now the tears is shedding for missing you,
My one and only son.
Gaze at the sea as if I’m seeing you,
Because it loves you so much,
Like it does when I was young.”
— Syaman Rapongan “The Memory of the Breaking Waves”

The writer belongs to the most mysterious aboriginal tribe in Taiwan, the Ta-o in Orchid Island. Ta-o is a fishing tribe, they have deep bound with the ocean.
This book is about how the writer left the responsibility that traditions fall on him for the city to make living. He left the ocean he knows well, left the skills inherited, and left the character of fishing. Yet he can’t leave his concern about the old parents and his home. A deep bound is between him and this land. In the waves on the Orchid Island, you find his worship and tender toward his father, and all the miss to his hometown.

Triple Room Large600036003300
EXTRA BEDFor AdultFor Kids under 10Extra person
(under 10 only)
WKD, WKND600400100

Price Detail

Chinese New Year: depends on Lunar Calendar
Weekday Rate: Sun. – Thur., the last day of the holidays.
Weekend Rate: Fri., Sat., holidays, and holiday eve.

Extra Bed Available: for Adult NTD$600, for kid under 10 NTD$400, breakfast included.
Extra person: NTD$100, for kid under 10 only. Breakfast included, no bed.
During CNY: extra bed for adult NTD$1000, extra bed for kid NTD$700, extra person for kid NTD$300.

• Basic accommodation: 3 ppl
• Queen Size bed x1, solid custom bunk bed x1(width=3.5 ft.)
bunk bed is equipped with a stair
• Extra bed available: 1, upper bunk bed


•  Square: 33 m2
•  Sampo 50 inch TV
•  Free Wi-Fi
•  Gree air conditioner (cooling/heating)
•  Down comforter, down/foamletax pillow
•  Vacuum Bottle, tea bag, instant coffee
•  Equipped with Balcony – facing the street

Bath Facilities

•  Wet/ dry split
•  hair dryer
•  Bath & face towel
•  Shampoo & body wash
•  Bath supplies: tooth kit, comb, shower cap, cotton swab, shaver. (only provide under request. please avoid using disposable supplies for eco friendly)

Additional Service

•  Selfmade breakfast by Pan Ma.
• ​ Free parking
•  Taitung train station/ airport pickup & drop-off (apply needed, 1 day before)
• ​ Free library
• ​ Pan Ma telling story, welcome apply
• ​ Bath tub for kids, apply needed.

Paid Service

• ​ Extra pickup/ drop-off, NTD$100 per 10 mins drive.
• ​ To Fu-Gang port NTD$200 one way
• ​ Car rental, chartered taxi recommend
•  Bike rental
• ​ Book ferry tickets from/to Green Island, Orchid Island
• ​ Book electronic bike tour
• ​ Buy Chi-Ben hot spring ticket

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Rooms for two