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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,461 reviews 1,461 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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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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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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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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Alishan was one our our Taiwan trip highlights besides Taipei101. It was a never ending journey to reach our homestay. There is a long hanging bridge and a temple at the bottom, a train station museum and shopping street somewhere midway and a big train station at the top. Remember to bring sweater as it could get quite cold. We... More

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Lots of walking to do. Be prepared. Definitely a must see for nature lovers. However, be prepared as there are many big coach buses bringing many tour groups, therefore, if the timing is wrong, you may have to wait to take pictures.

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