Puli’s paper industry traces its origin to the period of Japanese occupation. Puli’s unique climate and exceptional water quality made it an ideal place for paper manufacturing. At its peak, Puli’s handmade paper industry had over fifty mills. Now, only six remain. Upon arriving at the Guangxing Paper Mill [廣興紙寮] we were given a tour of the facilities and a thorough explanation on paper-making. Once the tour was completed we took part in a small DIY-project.