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Fenchihu Old Town, Chiayi County

(2.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Originally a stop for trains to load up on their way into the Alishan forest, Fenchihu Old Town now attracts visitors for its antiquated charm and preserved traditional wares. Sitting 1,500 m (4,921 ft) above sea level, the town's high street is literally the highest in the country and boasts traditional culinary delicacies, as well as aboriginal clothing, toys, and vintage commodities from days gone by. In addition to the old-time shopping, you'll stroll past bamboo groves, and, southwest of the station, you'll have the opportunity to witness hundreds of bats nesting during the spring and summer time. A visit to Fenchihu Old Town represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Chiayi County vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • This is a great place to embrace the culture and daily life of the locals, it is not as touristy as Chiu Fen and we see more locals here. The streets were not that long but the shops are interesting, ...  more »
  • 在進森林遊樂區以前先來奮起湖看看。從嘉義市區到阿里山的森林遊樂區車程很長,不管是利用鐵路或是公路都要三個多鐘頭,通常遊客都會用奮起湖當中間的休息點。 奮起湖其實不是湖,它的「湖」指的是「地勢較低窪的地方」,它本來的原名「畚箕湖」也是描述這個地方像畚箕一樣。這裡現在有收藏森林鐵道老火車頭的車庫,也有老街,老街上的特產包含了野生愛玉、山葵(也就是哇沙米)、草仔稞、以及名聞遐邇的奮起湖便當。假日如果想要...  more »
  • 是熱鬧的景點,但是這裡販賣的東西大同小異,尤其吃的很多都是奮起湖便當~慕名而來滿心期待吃奮起湖鐵路便當,吃完覺得又貴又不好吃,7-11的都比較好吃!有些失望啊~  more »