Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, Chiayi County

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. Plan to visit Alishan National Forest Recreation Area during your Chiayi County vacation using our convenient Chiayi County road trip app .
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  • Mt. Ali is a tree of trees, giving people a refreshing feeling around the forest. There are a lot of walking lanes that allow visitors to walk, and there are very old wind-flavored small cars that can ride up the mountain and admire the sea!
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  • Took the morning bus service from Chiayi as i am here for a day. and there are shuttle bus (for a fee) within Alishan which was great as it will take hours to hike to the popular spot (temple/sacred t...  more »
  • It was already light in the middle of the night from Taipei to the car. Here are the perfect trails for people to take a walk, and if you have plenty of time, you can stay in the park one night and watch the sunrise in the morning at I wish.
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  • Very very beautiful and relaxing area. As I sometimes need colder temperatures than 25°C, this place was also very comfortable to me. Do not forget to bring corresponding clothes with you. We also enjoyed beautiful sunsets and had impressive view of nature. Watch out the older mammoth trees - never so this before!! Keep going on!
  • A little confusing to get to if you are a foreigner but worth it! Taxi drivers will take you up and if you get enough people, it is cheaper than the bus. In regards to the forest: absolutely gorgeous! The main areas are laid out well and easy to get around. The hikes aren't too adventurous but still worth it.
  • Although it was too rainy to whitness the famous sunrise, I was lucky enough to see a spectacular sunset between the clouds. The path with the thousands of years old trees is also amazing. Glad I visited Alishan.
  • Alishan is a must visit destination while traveling in Taiwan. Superb National Forest Recreation Area known for her giant trees trails. Walking on the elevated plank, dozens of giant trees estimated age from 800 to 2800 years old can be easily accessed.
  • Alishan National Park is the most beautiful place in taiwan city .. the landscape is very amazing as well as the beauty of the flower garden and also the train line of old times. if there is time off I'll come here again. enjoying the beautiful nature of a suitable place to relax with family.

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Where to stay in Chiayi County

Accommodations in Chiayi County lie sparsely scattered across its rugged landscape, though many visitors opt to stay in the city of the same name (which, technically, the county does not include). In Chiayi City, choose from stylish four-star accommodations to quirky hostels situated in the heart of the city center. Heading out west for some of the county's most remote and mountainous regions, the Meishan and Alishan Townships offer a handful of cozy bed and breakfast-style lodgings, allowing you to explore the picturesque national parks in comfort.
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