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[Travel Guide] [Taiwan] Alishan Forest Recreation Area [Copy link] 中文

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Alishan Forest Recreation Area is located at the end of Alishan forest railway, and it is the most famous scenic spot in Alishan. Its climate does not have that much difference between four seasons. The average temperature is about 10 degree Celsius, which makes Alishan a great place to get away from the hot and humid summer in Taiwan.

Alishan Forest Recreation Area has the largest wood made train station in Taiwan established in 2007 with an observatory in front of the train station. Therefore, once you arrive in Alishan Forest Recreation Area, you may appreciate the famous sea of clouds and many other breathtaking views such as sunrise and sunset. In addition, you can see the cliff of Ta Mountain, which is the Tsou’s sacred mountain. Since the establishment of Alishan road opened in 1982, the Alishan Forest Recreation Area has become a very popular scenic spot for Alishan tourism. Alishan Forest Recreation is an excellent place for bird watching. The main bird watching trail is the annularity path in the recreation area, it is a four kilometer long path surrounded by forest.

Nowadays, numerous Alishan hotels and restaurants run business in the area, which make Alishan a popular shopping district for souvenirs and unique aboriginal cuisines. The recreation area is divided into two parts: west and east. The west side is Ciyun temple and the east side is the divine trees area. There are many attractions you may appreciate in Alishan Forest Recreation Area, you might want to stay here for couple of days.

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For more information on Alishan Forest Recreation Area, you may now visit the official site.

scenery features:

Alishan Forest Recreation Area is noted as one of the most significant Taiwan attractions for breathtaking natural sceneries, enriched aboriginal cultures, and precious ecosystems. Alishan must-sees include Sisters Lakes, Sacred Tree, Alishan Railway Station, etc.


service facilities:

Alishan Forest Recreation Area: +886-5-267-9917
Alishan Forest Railway Station: +886-5-267-9833/+886-5-267-9200

additional activities:

Complimentary guided tour available for group of more than 20 and less than 80 people. 10 days advance reservation is required (Service unavailable during Chinese New Year and Cherry Blossom period.)


expenditure brief:

Ticketing:
Holiday/Weekend:
TWD 200/adult
TWD 100/discount ticket

Weekdays:
TWD 150/Adult
TWD 100/discount ticket
The above fees are for reference purposes only; actual costs are informed at the actual venue and we do NOT give any prior notice.
Directions :
From Chiayi Train Station  to Alishan Forest Recreation Area:
Take train to Chiayi Train Station and take Chiayi Bus (Alishan route) to the Alishan Forest Recreation Area. It takes about 2.5 hours from the Train station to get to Alishan. Chiayi Bus runs at the following times: 06:10 08:10 10:10 12:10 14:10.

From HSR Chiayi Station  to Alishan Forest Recreation Area :
Take HSR to HSR Chiayi Station  and take BRT to Chiayi Train Station. From there, take Chiayi Bus (Alishan route) to the Alishan Forest Recreation Area. It takes about 2.5 hours from the Train station to get to Alishan. Chiayi Bus  runs at the following times: 06:10 08:10 10:10 12:10 14:10.

Today, visitors may visit the Alishan Sacred Tree, Zhaoping and Zhushan by Alishan forest train at the Alishan Train Station.
Sacred Tree Route  :
Train runs every 15minutes from 09:30 through 16:30.
(Travel time about 10 minutes)

Zhaoping Route :
Train runs every 15 minutes from 09:15 through 16:15.
(Travel time about 10 minutes)

Zhushan Route :
Train runs once a day at 06:00. (Travel time about 30 minutes)
Time will be adjusted according to the estimated sunrise time of the day (Visitors may contact the Alishan Train Station at +886-5-267-9833 for more information).

Drive on your own:
No. 1 National Highway: exit from Chiayi Interchange -> 159 County Road  -> Chiayi City  -> Wufeng South (North) Road  or Mituo road  -> 18 Provincial Highway  -> Tsukou -> Laitou  -> Shizhuo  -> Alishan Forest Recreation Area

Note:
Time/directions may be adjusted slightly without advance notices.
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