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Ali Mountain (Alishan)

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Address: Chiayi County, Taiwan
Phone Number: 88652594305

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Beautiful and so natural. I took an early morning train to see the sunset. I can say that I'm not regret to leave my lovely bed early and wait in a long line for beautiful things... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and so natural. I took an early morning train to see the sunset. I can say that I'm not regret to leave my lovely bed early and wait in a long line for beautiful things. The ancient train left the station on time and it was crowned. Everyone was excited. The train took us slowly into the abandoned forest.... More 

Thank MayWorawat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thousand of years for the woods and trees in the forest, you will love it. You need full energy to walk the whole forest. Like the train station in the woods, especially during view of the train arrival to the terminal.

1 Thank Jacky Y
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the main parking lot, you have to ride the train up. The pathway take you into ancient forest full of giant trees. It was very beautiful. The walk is quite easy and not so long as it is the walk down the mountain. At the end of the path, there is a small shopping street.

Thank Itthinan A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

There's a bus stop right outside the minsu that will bring you to Alishan. And then you can take a train to go around the Alishan. Just make sure to make Shen Mu train station your last stop (so you will be walking down the stairs to the train station and not up the stairs). Also, do take note of... More 

Thank Huiwen L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Nice for those who enjoy natural scenery~ Giant tree of 2000 years old! Should plan the transportation earlier if you would like to go there by public transport. It is better if you stay overnight and have the best sunrise view in the next morning by riding the train. Please prepare raincoat and waterproof shoes as weather at Alishan is... More 

Thank AlouLouTan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss out on the train rides and sunrises!!! It's totally worth it! We got up early at 3-4am, and took the tour bus from the hotel, the view was amazing and breathtaking.

Thank Yennie C
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The resort town of Alishan is pleasant and the station is at the top end, from which you can get the narrow-gauge railway to either see the sunrise or for a short trip into the forest. It seems that the complete system is still closed due to track damage, but the entire ride up from Chiayi would be terrific if... More 

1 Thank Tonymf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

As long as you go during a non-public holiday weekday, its a great trip. Views are amazing, air so pure and clean. Rainforest at 2000m. This place is really decked out for tourists, not so much if your into bush walking. There are tent sites outside of the main park, 30km or less away. Endless number of hotels inside and... More 

2 Thank the divinechild... v
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We went up there one week ago. We took a small bus inside the park then walked around the park, it was very enjoyable walk inside the florist. We were unlucky that it was raining next day morning so we could not see the famous sun rising. However, I can see the park management are very poor. - I cannot... More 

Thank jenncherngshia
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the quiet and serene 神木 trail. There are proper footpath and steps . The air are fresh and direction signage is clear. If you like nature, this is a place not to be missed !

Thank JosephineLowSP

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