Flower Viewing Season

Alishan Cherry Blossom Festival

Time: March – April

Location: Alishan Forest Recreation Area

阿里山櫻花季

Alishan Forest Recreation Area is internationally renowned for its diverse ecologies, colorful indigenous cultures, distinctive forest railways, and mesmerizing sceneries such as sea of clouds, sunrise and sunset views that attract large numbers of visitors from all over the world.

Located in Chiayi County, Taiwan, Alishan Forest Recreation Area has an altitude over 2,000 meters. Alishan Cherry Blossom Festival is one of Taiwan’s most popular flower festivals as the area is covered by more than 19,000 cherry trees, and about 18,000 of them are Yoshino cherry trees making Alishan the only and the largest area of Yoshino cherry trees in Taiwan. All visitors are to indulge in a world of romance embraced by fascinating pink and white cherry blossoms for their Alishan travel.

As Alishan Cherry Blossom Festival brings together thousands of visitors every year, an early Alishan hotel reservation to secure a place to stay in Alishan Forest Recreation Park is strongly recommended. Alishan hotels for your trip to Alishan Cherry Blossom Festival can be booked today through Travelking fast and secure.

The following are 2 suggested routes for Alishan Cherry Blossom Festival.

Route 1:

Alishan House -> Meiyuan -> Alishan Police Station -> Zushan trailhead

The path is about 600 meter-long with Yoshino cherry trees on both sides along the way.

Route 2:

Zhaoping Railway Station-> Zhaoping Park-> Alishan Sisters Ponds -> Shouzheng Temple -> Zhiyun Temple-> Alishan Museum-> Tree Pagoda -> Shanglin Middle School -> Three-Generation-Wood -> Elephant-Nose-Wood -> Alishan House

The total distance of this route is about 2600 meters that one may find different kinds of cherry blossoms along the way.

Transportation

By Train

  • 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).
  • 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.

By Train

  • 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)

Alishan Cherry Blossom Festival starts March 10th to April 10th. To maintain the quality of tourism, during the first three weekends of the festival (3/11, 3/12, 3/18, 3/19, 3/25, 3/26) will be tourist number control (16,000 people per day) and traffic control of the no. 18 Provincial Highway.

Traffic control period: from Chiayi- 6:00 - 11:00, from Nantou- 07:00 - 11:00.
Traffic control sections: From no. 18 Provincial Highway 65.5k, Chiayi to no. 21 Tatachia, Nantou. Small vehicle with no relevant documents are not allow to drive through this section at the traffic control period.

Chiayi Hotels for Alishan Cherry Blossom Festival

Chiayi
Atunas Holiday Country

Atunas Holiday Country

No.202, Dapu Vil., Dapu Township, Chiayi County 607, Taiwan
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TWD3,360+
Chiayi
Ho Fong Villa Hotel

Ho Fong Villa Hotel

No.51, Zhongzheng Village, Alishan Township, Chiayi County, Taiwan
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TWD2,200+
Chiayi
F HOTEL Chiayi

F HOTEL Chiayi

No.42-3, Xiakeng, Fanlu Township, Chiayi County 602, Taiwan
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TWD2,000+
Chiayi
Orange Hotel - Wenhua, Chiayi

Orange Hotel - Wenhua, Chiayi

No.169, Wenhua Rd., West Dist., Chiayi City 600, Taiwan
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TWD500+
Chiayi
Yundeng Landscape Hotel

Yundeng Landscape Hotel

No.136,Disan Farm, Fanlu Township,Chiayi County 602,Taiwan
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TWD4,500+
Chiayi
Renyi Lake Hotel

Renyi Lake Hotel

No.35, Houkengzai, Fanlu Township, Chiayi County 602, Taiwan
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TWD2,280+
Chiayi
Sunrise Hotel

Sunrise Hotel

2F.-2, No.347, Ren’ai Rd., West Dist., Chiayi City 600, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
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TWD2,080+
Chiayi
Gau Shan Ching Hotel

Gau Shan Ching Hotel

No.43, Zhongzheng Village, Alishan Township, Chiayi County, Taiwan
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TWD1,800+