Although it’s just about 45km along road 18, you should plan well over an hour to arrive due to steep curves and high elevation from about sea-level in Chiayi to m in Alishan. Has custom banner Articles with warnings Guide articles. At the risk of stating the obvious, while the trails are exceptionally well guided during the daytime, there is next to no lighting — so head back when the night starts to fall. Remember, this train starts from Fenqihu so you still need to get from Alishan back down. Alishan National Scenic Area. Also try the egg crepe, scallion pancakes and French toast.
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Taiwan’s highest mountain, Yushan 3,m is easily visible from Alishan on a clear day. While you are waiting for the sun to rise, a hot drink from the vendor will warm your hands.
The truth is, the Alishan National Recreational Forest is very manageable as far as a park is concerned and also quite do-able to do close to the entire thing in a day. They will also let you try a number of teas for sale, and this is a good way to pass the evening.
Alternatively, there are usually “scalpers” standing outside the ticket window selling tickets at-cost, in the hope that you will also book a room in the hotel they work for.
This is a guide article. At the risk of stating the obvious, while the trails are exceptionally well guided during the daytime, there is next to no lighting — so head back when the night starts to fall.
Check with Alishan Visitors Centre for more info. Nightlife in any sense is virtually nonexistent, but all restaurants are happy to sell you a beer and you can pick your own poison at the convenience stores. Alishan House Distances Information. These will be your guideline to how you end up planning your time here but how exactly does that look like?
It is about 10C colder in Alishan than Chiayi. Retrieved from ” https: Once upon a time, this railway went all the way from Chiayi to Alishan however due to the typhoons ofthe section between Fenqihu also spelled Fenchihu to Alishan were damaged beyond repair and have since been left that way. As ofthere are trains from Chiayi at With cash, you pay and you get a paper ticket. By the s, logging had pretty much ended and tourism had become the area’s primary earner, and the entire area was declared a “national scenic area” in Bus station — To get to the bus stop, remember you have to get out of the park and to the station you arrived at.
Alishan is famous for all sorts of mountain produce, notably tea see Drink and wasabi, as well as carvings and handicrafts made from red cypress. Taiwan’s highest mountain, Yushan 3, m is easily visible from Alishan. The trip takes 2: Subscribe to unlock these bonus materials that consolidate helpful downloads such as PDFs of schedules and a full scan of the trail map.
Alishan Contents 1 Understand 1. The name is Japanese for “tomorrow leaf”, as according to legend if you pluck a leaf early in the morning, a new one will replace it by the next day. Just as with the ride up to Alishan, you have to pay careful attention to the bus schedule and plan your time in the park accordingly.
The location of the sunrise depends on the time of the year.
The bus ride can also be alidhan windy, so be careful if you have motion sickness. The area has been settled by Taiwanese aborigines since time immemorial, but ethnic Chinese began settling only in the 19th wlishan. So how did this area develop? Text is available under [http: The dominant feature are giant Taiwanese red cypresses Chamaecyparis formosensissome of which have been growing in the area for well over 2, years, although most are now managed forests for logging.
Retrieved from ” https: With the exhaustion of forest resources by the s, domestic and international tourism overtook logging to become the primary economic activity in the area. Alshan spring, crowds flock to view cherry blossoms, while in summer the mountainsides are blanketed with orange montbretia blossoms.
Look for the special cashier counter for bus tickets. This is perhaps the nicest property on the park with incredibly large rooms, fabulous breakfast, and access to the observation deck. Stay in Chiayi — For a drama-free morning, I would recommend staying in Chiayi which also puts you near alishxn railway station.