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Ali Mountain (Alishan)

Chiayi County, Taiwan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Forests, Mountains
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Seoul, South Korea
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Sunrise itself is absolutely stunning, with crisp chilly winds blowing all over you. Just waking up at 4am to buy a train ticket is very difficult. Was sleepy and super cold (around +15), but loved the view from the top of the mountain. Park and trees are full with fresh air and mistery atmosphere.

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Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

the morning hiking was great~ big tree and the air was so fresh. me and my friends are not active people, but both of us found the hiking path is easy and excellent! we would join the private night tour to watch 營火螽.... which is a wonderful experience ( in May )

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The woods are simply beautiful but the village serving this park is atrocious. There are crappy Chinese hotels in a long row. And around the huge parking lot there are some stores and eateries but none look appetizing. The road got close for an hour when we were driving in this area due to a landslide so watch out when... More

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Robertson
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52 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a cool delight high above the hot humid coastal plains of Taiwan. Soft misty rain in the afternoon adds to the atmosphere of cool alpine forest as you walk the paths between old trees, streams and pretty ponds. The pre-dawn trip on the old railway to watch the sunrise on a clear crisp morning is well worth the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

i had been there for 2 times, lucky me seeing sun rise both times. worth to wake up at 0200h ... very memorable train rides, the authentic trains. cool weather, nice environment, clean and tidy accommodations. must try buying handy breakfast van, hot drinks, warm sandwich or bun, love Alisan~

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Hong Kong, China
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It's worth a visit to alishan and take a walk in the forest of old tall trees. However it's a bit too crowded and you can't really enjoy silence in this scenic site.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My poor tour guide makes out trip too rushing. We can't even feel the Alisha. Even if we had overnight here. Totally poor for us travel with kids with thus long journey to the mountain. We will not come back here anymore for this bad experiences. I would like to tell who travel not for sunset, better don't come here.... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

One of the advertised features to an overnight stay in the Hotel near the top of Mount Ali is to get up very early and take a bus to the viewpoint at the top of the Mountain. There, if you are lucky, you can watch the sun rise over "A Sea of Clouds". We were, in fact, lucky and got... More

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Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Even thou we missed the sunrise due to rain, the walk in the forest is very easy, relaxing and beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I and 5 of my friends went to Alishan to experience the sunrise. Took the bus from Chiayi Station to Alishan, payed around NT$150 if I'm not mistaken. However, if you decide to take the bus, be prepared for a bumpy nauseating road ahead because the road can induce motion sickness, like seriously. We also bought the train ticket to... More

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