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Ali Mountain (Alishan)

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Address: Chiayi County, Taiwan

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A place of scenic beauty

Alishan is in no doubt a great place to relax and see nature. The forest is thick, deep and dark, with bulging, twisting, two-thousand year ancient trees that come right out of a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Cameron P
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Alishan is in no doubt a great place to relax and see nature. The forest is thick, deep and dark, with bulging, twisting, two-thousand year ancient trees that come right out of a fantasy novel. The old trains that move through this wilderness add another element to the wondrous experience; think Harry Potter. The sunrise view over Yushan was also... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

very nice mountain. the hike is a bit hard, because is was raining. the forest was foggy and this was very magic. i went on the weekend and there were many people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is one of the best sites to visit in taiwan. The forest has some millenial trees. When we visited, it's a bit foggy, creating a very nice ambience

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Chiayi County, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

If you are up for the fresh air and a breathtaking sunset/sunrise view from a mountain, this is definitely one of the best place to go sightseeing in Taiwan. The transportation fee is cheap, and you can surely have plenty of good photos taken there as well. Just remember to bring warm water with you if you are afraid of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

All the hotels are very smelly and dirty! The view was great but if you want to live in a hotel there, don't have high expectations from it!😟

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Going to see the sunrise is an essential Taiwan experience- take the train from the recreation area around 5am, you will probably have to queue for a ticket, especially during holidays as this place gets packed with tourists. When you get to the peak, don't stop where the food stalls are- turn the corner and climb up the hill, here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Forest scenery. Lots of fresh air. A walk along the forest trail is a good exercise. Don't forget to wear a good walking sport shoes and bring along your water bottle. A walking sticks for hiking if you plan to cover most of the forest trail as there are some deep trails. Nice weather during winter. The Alishan National Scenic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Purposely visit Alishan as thought its a must visit venue in Taiwan.. 1. Not really that great forestry scenic especially you are are hiker or natural observer.. much more place can give you a "wow".. but not here 2. Weather is nice as I go in winter... 10 degree with thick mist.. 3. Train is a specialty attraction.... but please... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went here at 1st Jan. 2015, the national forest park is really a nice one to visit. It would be better if you stay here longer and feel the nature. Sunrise was fantastic.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The transportation of Ali Mountain is acceptable. If you want to sightsee the view of the whole mountain, you can take the "small forest train" from Chiayi to Ali Mountain. However, the train cannot arrive uppermost of Ali Mountain. It is better to spend two days for Fengqihu (middle part of the mountain) and the uppermost part. The sunrise is... More 

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