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Ali Mountain (Alishan)

Address: Chiayi County, Taiwan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Mountains, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Forests, Mountains, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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Kuala lumpur
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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Asia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Alisan is beautiful. We saw the Shenmu, which are trees that are on average 800 to over a thousand years old. Our minsu owner/guide drove us up to Alisan, and we purchased train tickets to go further up to the mountain to view the Shenmu (literally translated to sacred woods). As it was a rainy day, our guide took us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The views of the mountains were just breath taking. The clouds at the mid of the mountains feels like you are in heaven. The driver who took us says that he sees this view of cloud first time though he has been there multiple times. Grateful for the fantastic views. Remember to take a bus up to the forest of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

We went their by car and even the way to Alishan was worth the trip. We drove the whole way up through fog but 1 km before Alishan the fog was gone. Then we had to pay each 100 NTD, because we are students. Inisde we did the Trial to the Cihun Temple and waited there for one of the... More 

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Singapore
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22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Nature is beautiful. And you can see the awesomeness here. The only thing that you have to tackle is the big tour group. Very difficult to get good shots without them in background. Sometimes they do not queue to take photo. Do not be angry with them. We are here to appreciate the nature.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Ali mountain is impressive and the sunrise (depending on the weather) is something to behold. Altho not easy to get to, nevertheless, the options to get there are plentiful : bus, Alishan railway, private vehicle. The visitors' center is well staffed with friendly, helpful and knowledgeable people. Food, souvenirs and commercial endeavours were kept well away from the beautiful forests.... More 

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