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Orchid Island (蘭嶼), Taiwan -- Protective stone wall.<br />
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Orchid Island gets pummeled by fierce typhoons sweeping in from the northern Pacific Ocean several times a year. The eastern shoreline offers little protection from the devastating power of these tropical cyclones, and traditional houses in Yeyin Village were hardly more than holes dug into the ground for protection.