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Fenchihu Old Town, Chiayi County
(2.7/5 based on 170 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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  • Quaint little town with a museum showing the old forest railway trains and little souvenir shops selling local produce. It also had shops selling the famous train bentos, which apparently started here...  more »
  • 買一份奮起湖便當,嘗試一顆皮蛋,鐵蛋跟雞蛋混合的混蛋,參觀火車倉庫,走一段彎彎曲曲的老街,可能因為平日有點無聊! 
  • 阿里山公路中途唯一的小鎮,搭乘森林鐵路終點站。出了火車月臺即是奮起湖老街,人潮眾多熱鬧擁擠。但是老街街道不長。