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Alishan, Chiayi County

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Alishan Township is a mountain indigenous township in Chiayi County, Taiwan. Alishan National Scenic Area covers most, but not all, of the township and also parts of neighboring townships.HistoryThe Alishan area was originally settled by the Tsou tribe of the Taiwanese aborigines; the name derives from the aboriginal word Jarissang. From 1920 to 1945, the area was classified as Savage Land under Kagi District, Tainan Prefecture. After 1945, the area was named Wufong Township (吳鳳鄉), after Chinese merchant Wu Feng, but was renamed to Alishan Township in March 1989.GeographyIt has a population total of 5,764 and an area of 427.8471 square kilometres. It is located at an elevation of 2190m in the western highlands of Taiwan.ClimateAlishan has a subtropical highland climate (Köppen: Cwb) with extremely wet and mild conditions during the monsoon season when the town receives 3.2m of rain in five months, and cool and drier conditions during the winter months. Temperatures remain relatively constant throughout the year, with only noticeably cooler temperatures during the winter months of December to February of the following year. When typhoons hit Taiwan during the wet season, rainfall in highland locations like Alishan can exceed 1m per day, which is the heaviest rainfall in the Northern Hemisphere and exceeded only in a few oceanic islands of the Southern Hemisphere such as Réunion.
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  • Not that difficult to walk up from trail head. Which is near our hotel. We enjoyed the scenary n took photos of the Sakura along the way. As we didn't hv enough warm clothing for the sunrise tour, we ...  more »
  • Really cold morning, recommend to put on down coat as the temperature can get as low as 9 degrees in mid April. The wind is chilly as well. Sunrise was at 5.30am when I visited and took the train at 4...  more »
  • I like the idea of traveling in an early train to view sunrise. The view itself is just ordinary but the journey is quite enjoyable. There are foodstalls selling food and hot drinks. Make sure you boo...  more »