Houbi Township (後壁鄉) is a small village which rose to fame thanks to the documentary Wumiler(無米樂). The documentary's key figures, local seniors Uncle Kun-bing and Uncle Wen-lin, embody the social spirit and life philosophy of Tainan village life.
It would be a shame to come to Wumiler Community (無米樂社區) to just visit the historic site. You must stay a few nights to experience the warmth of the community and understand its attitudes towards life. Follow Uncle Kun-bin to the field to plant rice and sing songs, ride slowly around the community in Uncle Wen-lin's oxcart, visit Unlce Rui-hsian's clock shop and drink tea with the neighbors, enjoy a relaxed but structured life, head to Uncle Zheng-yi's barber shop and see the hard-working spirits of the barbers.
The spiritual experience is a very important part of life in Wumiler Community. The golden rice waves at Tainan Rice Granary (台南米倉) and the wonderfully creative painted paddy fields will all make deep impressions, but the Wumiler Community is what gives travelers the three-into-one feeling of uniting body, mind and spirit.