Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, Chiayi County

(4.4/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
At Alishan National Forest Recreation Area you, can hike in the scenic mountain surroundings, and take in nationally renowned views, enhanced by the area's unique climate. Covering an area of 1,400 ha (3,459 ac), Alishan rests 2,200 m (7,217 ft) above sea level and has a climate that stays fairly constant all year round, with an average temperature of 10.6 C (51 F) and a humid, cloudy atmosphere. A draw for those looking to escape the heat of the summer, this temperate weather also allows for some picturesque photo opportunities, observing seas of clouds and distinct Alishan sunrises. Around the area, you'll also have the chance to take in the region's historic narrow gauge railway and its accompanying wooden station, the largest of its kind in the country. The village harbors souvenir shops and indigenous dishes to sample, and nature-lovers can take strolls into the wild, with a 4 km (2.4 mi) trail dedicated to bird-watching. The weather can get very cool year-round, so be sure to bring along something warm to wear no matter when you visit. Alishan National Forest Recreation Area is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Chiayi County Edition.
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  • I went to see the sunrise. Is sacred, such as easier trails (many stairs) of the preparation has been good and the WC also count, so look and is easy to walk. Think or be completed in much less trouble if there was odan still up, however, going to the local fine it is very convenience store, district and souvenir shops are also located near Alishan Mountain station
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  • A must for nature lovers. Do stay for at least 1-2 nights to enjoy the beauty of nature. We took a taxi from the Chiayi Station (agreed with the taxi driver at TWD2,000) and took about 1.5 hours along...  more »
  • I went to the end of December. 16:00 as I arrived, is the mountain train was closed at this time. So was taking a stroll near. Paved road is very simple and easy to walk. So saddened a lot of clouds. Easy way, at night so the sun sets at 17 Street is so perfect. I think in the evening also wander around a bit and also good?. I will tour in the morning, Sunrise, can go to the Yushan National Park. Also I think it aboard the train, see the Alishan mountains. It is very beautiful. High altitude, so I walked was panting now.
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