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Ali Mountain (Alishan)

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Address: Chiayi County, Taiwan

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Its a very long travel but surely worth it. We went there from Sun moon lake and took a tiny bus. The bus was so cramped and the roads leading to Alishan are really winding. Be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Its a very long travel but surely worth it. We went there from Sun moon lake and took a tiny bus. The bus was so cramped and the roads leading to Alishan are really winding. Be sure to take medicine if you're not used to traveling in this kind of road. We were able to leave some of our stuff... More 

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I almost skipped the place as I wanted to go to Hualien as well but I didn't know that I couldn't visit these two places in the short period. I bought the Sun Moon Lake-Alishan pass fromTaichung. The ride from SML took me almost 4-5 hours to arrived Alishan. People on the bus were VERY helpful and that helped a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I went to Taiwan with my cousin and she wanted to see Alishan. In our research, we read about the Alishan Forest Railway Train which was the old way of travelling to the mountain. The train ride was highly recommended so we decided to try it. I was able to get a reservation by calling the station a couple of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It takes about close to 3 hours by bus to go up into the mountain attraction area by public transportation--bus A line from chiayi high speed rail station. Even though we are staying for 1 night, there were not enough time to explore the whole place because we wanted to catch the 10:30 am bus to fengqihu station where we... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Something not to be missed if you go to Taiwan. It's quite along travel from the city but worth it all. As soon as we checked in the hotel, we went out to explore the area. I went there last April, and the weather was perfectly cool and breezy. It's miles of forests and beautiful pavements and a few temples... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Long journey from Taipei. Advisable to stay 2 nights so to rest after long car ride. But my family only stayed one night. Arrived at mid level Alishan town and had railway bento (called ben-tan) for late lunch. Succulent chicken thigh and thin pork chop. Further down railway bento shop, found the best fresh mochi. It's make of rice flour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Not as scenic as I could imagine. Only tall trees and left-over tree stumps called by different names by its shape and personal imagination amidst the misty environment. It is more for those interested in mountain trekkingand history than for sight-seeing. Not worth the effort, staying in poor accommodation at high rate and expensive and long journey just to see... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A very scenic and worthwhile trio for those who enjoys nice hike and outdoor scenery. The fresh air and the mountain scenes are great, but be warned of a few things. The ride (by bus) to the mountain from the train station is around 2.5 hours so be prepared for a long journey. Going there is fine, but coming down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It's a must to visit Alishan if you're visiting Taiwan. We went to Alishan from Fenqihu to catch the sunrise earlier this month and boy, we were glad and fortunate to be able to catch one of the most breathtaking sunrise in our lives (around 6am). The road up to Alishan is tedious but it's really worth the time, you... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's one of the places to visit in Taiwan. The scenery is very good. Memorable time. Do not miss to get the early morning train to see the sunrise.

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