Category Archives: Thao

Episode 89: Thao Canoe

In the past, every Thao family has at least one canoe. Private homes use small canoes while the community uses large canoes. The canoe is the transportation most representative of Thao culture. It is made of a camphor wood split down the middle. Because of its oil and the natural cent that fends off insects, camphor wood is the ideal choice.
What scientific principle is behind the Thao canoe? What games are the children going to play in this episode?


Episode 88: Net Fishing

Due to the geographical conditions, in Central Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake, fishing involves setting a net at sunset, about 5 or 6. A light by the net attracts the fish. Before the sun comes up the next morning, fishermen would row out in their canoes to catch the fish.