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Ali Mountain (Alishan)

Chiayi County, Taiwan
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Forests, Mountains
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Alishan was great fun and we had good weather. We also stopped at this place called Fenqihu. It is on the road up to Alishan. It as an old town and very interesting and peaceful. Worth a stop. Here is some information on it..... http://www.englishintaiwan.com/expat-life/travel-in-taiwan/central-taiwan-travel/fen-qi-hu-alishan-taiwan

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Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

No trip to Taiwan is complete without a visit to Alishan. People come here for 2 reasons - firstly, to take a train to the peak to watch sunrise and secondly, to get lost in the forest of Alishan, where you hear nothing but the whisper of the trees. Not forgetting too, if you come around March, and if you... More

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San Francisco
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

An easy drive or charming train ride from Chiayi, this is a spectacular mountain park. Many hiking trails, though the easy ones are pretty crowded. Lots of restaurants in the parking area and an impressive temple. We were there when a dense fog was clearing and we felt we were in the middle of one of those paintings of the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Cool climate, fresh air, walk in the forest and a visit to a tribal village make a refreshing change to city dwellers. However, be prepared to travel up and down winding mountain roads over 2 hours to reach the destination.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Too bad it was too misty for me to catch the sunrise! I would recommend taking a small private bus instead of a tour bus as the former will be able to take small, quick routes up to the hotel area.

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Jakarta
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

It was a pleasant place to get away. It was very cold, especially if you go on the morning train ride to check out the sunrise. We didnt end up seeing any sunrise because of the weather. It was still a nice experience though. There's not much to do there, so I think a one night stay should be enough.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great views and don't miss the sunrise moment , best view from YuShan. I joined the local small tour, picked up by minibus at 4:30 am at my hotel then go to a see an amazing meteors , other Alishan attractions then YuShan,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Travelled during winter and really enjoyed the cold weather. Most of the attractions were within the Alishan Forest Recreation Area, which is a separate area requiring payment of an entrance fee. Caught a spectacular sunrise from ZhuShan viewing point, and enjoyed the walking trails taking us past very old cypress trees and viewing spots. However the experience was marred by... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We spent a few weeks moving around Taiwan - mostly staying longer stretches in Taipei and Kaohsiung, both of which are very interesting and the latter having particularly pleasant weather at this time of year (especially if like us you are visiting from the cold and wet of the UK) and tacked on a day and a half at Alishan.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is an area that is worth driving. However, do not drive this at night unless you are very confident with narrow treacherous roads that are steep and that are often bathed in fog!!!

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