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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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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We booked hotel and tour guide in advanced on Alishan. But took taxi from railway station, cost around 1200 for 4 person. Although, driver skill...phew.. Advise: if budget allowed, took the tour guide package. Save us from cowred tourists and q for morning train. Coz he know where is the best secret place to see sun rise and it just... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Perfect place for nature lover. Be sure to stay at least a day to catch the sight of sunrise. Most recommended time to visit this place is during the cherry blossom festival although there are some places in Taiwan with loads of cherry blossom trees. There will be a lot of people during the cherry blossom festival, so if you're... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We took a bus from Chiayi to Alishan and then rode the Jhushan and Sacred Tree Lines of the Alishan Forest Railway. It was an amazing ride on a historic narrow-gauge train originally built for logging. I understand that it is only one of 4 existing, working high elevation train railways of its type. We walked around the area and... More

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