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Ali Mountain (Alishan)

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Address: Chiayi County, Taiwan
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+886 5 259 4305

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Beautiful Scenery

Alishan National Scenic Area are a must to visit. The sunrises and sun downs are spektacular. Nice hiking trails. Watch giant trees, waterfalls , museum and much more.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Jens-Ole Skjødt J
Kokkedal, Frederiksborg, Denmark
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Kokkedal, Frederiksborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Alishan National Scenic Area are a must to visit. The sunrises and sun downs are spektacular. Nice hiking trails. Watch giant trees, waterfalls , museum and much more.

Thank Jens-Ole Skjødt J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alishan is quite hard to access, along as you have to use public transport. In the "easy accessible" main part of Alishan were quite a lot of tourist just taking photos, that was a bit of a bummer for me. But as son as leave the "main" part and go on the more "physically exhausting" paths it is quite empty,... More 

Thank Ottega
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in late December last year. Except for the spectacular sunset that greeted us just before arriving at the park entrance (driving from Yushan), Alishan was generally quite underwhelming and a little too touristy for us. It was also the only scenic area we visited that charged entrance fees (NT150 pax on weekdays/NT200 pax on weekends, plus NT100 per... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a cold snap and it was freezing cold -1 and we were unfortunately unprepared. The hotel told us the train was at 5:50am and to leave the hotel at 5:00am. This is too late and although we arrived at 4:50am, the queue was already too long! The train took about half an hour and then you had to... More 

1 Thank HotspiceAustralia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I have to say that Alishan was quite underwhelming for me as I heard it's one of the must see places. Maybe it's because I didn't come for the sunset and couldn't go to Zhushan, as there was no way how to get to the top. All of the public transportation was sold out, which is another thing I can't... More 

1 Thank Martina T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

As one of the must see places, although the natural scenery is nice, the enclosed park style really didn't appeal to us. After paying at the gate, there's the car park, visitors centre and train station, extra cost for very short training trip, not much to do in there, like a prison. Few restaurants and hotels to chose from.

1 Thank YN H
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

From the old trains that run through it, to the huge old trees that stand so proud and tall. Alishan is beautiful and gorgeous. My girlfriend and I were really lucky with the weather. The sunrise at the top of alishan is breathtaking, and it makes the early morning rise every bit worth it. Take your time and explore all... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We spent more time traveling to the park than we did actually in it. It is very hard to get to if you are relying on public transportation. Also, this is a very built up park. If you are expecting pure nature this is NOT the place to visit. While it is beautiful, there are roads and buses and trains... More 

3 Thank Emily M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Took a train from Chiayi train station to Fenqihu, but actually you can find a lot of van vendors touting at NT300 per person shared ride to Alishan train station. Walked around the small marketplace at fenqihu and bought wasabi at NT100 for a bottle. Took Taiwan hao xing, a public tour bus to Alishan, NT99 from fenqihu. Need to... More 

2 Thank Amy K
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Alishan is a definitely good place to see sunrise and sunset. The weather in this January was very suitable for forest walk among the ancient trees along the wooden trail. Wonderful highland i thought. should try Hotpot home-made at Shan-Bin restaurant.

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