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Cherry Blossom Season


Chiayi County ─ Alishan Forest Recreation Area
Alishan Forest Recreation Area-
Alishan Forest Recreation Area is located within Alishan National Scenic Area, and is one of the most scenic spots in Taiwan. The climate does not change much throughout four seasons. Average temperature hover around 10 degree Celsius, making Alishan a great place to get away from the hot and humid summers of Taiwan.

Alishan Forest Recreation Area contains the largest  train station in Taiwan made entiredly of wood, and  was established in 2007 with an accompanying observatory. Therefore, once you arrive at Alishan Forest Recreation Area, you have all the tools to best appreciate the famous sea of clouds and other breathtaking views such as sunrise and sunset. In addition, you can see the cliff of Ta Mountain, which is the Tsou’s (Indigenous people of Taiwan) sacred mountain. Since the establishment of Alishan road in 1982, the Alishan Forest Recreation Area has become a very popular scenic spot in 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 path surrounded by forest.

Recently, numerous Alishan hotels and restaurants open up in the area, which has made 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 has Ciyun temple and the east side is the divine trees area. There are many attractions to appreciate in Alishan Forest Recreation Area, so you may want to allow for a couple of days here when planning.

Online hotel reservaions are now available at TravelKing, so you can be confident that your reservation has been received with relative ease.
Please visit the official web site of Alishan National Scenic Area for more information on Alishan Forest Recreation Area. 

No.59, Zhongzhen Village, Alishan Town, Chiayi County, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

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:

TWD 300/ adult
TWD 150/ discount ticket (children age between 7 to 12/ students holding proof of the student status/ those who have ticket from public transit)

The above fees are for reference purposes only; actual costs are informed at the actual venue and we do NOT give any prior notice.

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Public Transportation
By Train:
1. The Alishan Forest Railway currently only runs between Chiayi and Fenqihu. Visitor traveling to Alishan please get off at Fenqihu station and transfer to Taiwan Trip Alishan Route B1 (Fenqihu Shizha Alishan).
2. Take train to Chiayi Railway Station, transfer to Taiwan Trip Alishan Route B.

From HSR Chiayi Station:
Take high-speed rail to HSR Chiayi Station, take Taiwan Trip Alishan Route A at exit 2 platform 3.

Driving Direction:
No. 1 National Highway (國道一號): exit from Chiayi Interchange (嘉義交流道) -> 159 County Road (159縣道) -> Chiayi City (嘉義市) -> Wufeng South (North) Road (吳鳳南(北)路) or Mituo road (彌陀路) -> 18 Provincial Highway (18號省道) -> Tsukou (觸口) -> Laitou (瀨頭) -> Shizhuo (石卓) -> Alishan Forest Recreation Area(阿里山國家森林遊樂區)

Time/directions may be adjusted slightly without advance notices.

Taiwan Cherry Blossom Season