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Ali Mountain (Alishan)

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Address: Chiayi County, Taiwan
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Sunrise & Giant Tree

We went there mainly to watch the sunrise at 5 am & look for the giant tree. It's definitely worth the early waking. The sky was so beautiful with the colour changes & the "cloud... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went there mainly to watch the sunrise at 5 am & look for the giant tree. It's definitely worth the early waking. The sky was so beautiful with the colour changes & the "cloud sea" views made me feel as I was in paradise! Later our family walked to look for the big tree, the biggest in Alishan &... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

kids loved the little train ride that took us to the top, gorgeous view of sunrise and sea of clouds , really felt on top of the world definitely worth a visit!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Alishan mountain is truly stunning. The views on the drive up are worth the trip alone, but be advised that you will have plenty of time to look at them as the trip from Chiayi takes several hours each way by road. You can use the railway if you come at the weekend and the gradient it climbs is impressive.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I spent 1 full day here for the big forest trekking. The sunrise also very impressive, sip a ginger drink during wait. The hotpot dinner also very good even staff can't talk English.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Alishan is one of my favourites in Taiwan. It's so beautiful - different seasons has different views. The little train ride (alishan forest railway) runs back and forth (z-shaped), we found it's very special. we also tried the train bento! (although the food was nothing special). Highly recommend Alishan to people who are visiting Taiwan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a serene, clean place.. What could be more perfect than long walks with clean air and tall trees in your surroundings?

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Baguio, Philippines
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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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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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Address: Chiayi County, Taiwan
Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Chiayi County

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