Updated on: July 27, 2017
Alishan National Scenic Area 阿里山國家風景區 lies within the east side of Chiayi county with temperatures ranging between 5-24°C through the winter and summer seasons.
While the century old Alishan mountain railway slogged most of its life dedicated to pulling cypress carriages filled with timber through the dense misty forest, presently it serves gloriously as the main star of Alishan mountain supporting the Taiwan tourism industry.
The five wonders of Alishan – sunrise, cloud sea, forest, sunset glow and railway provides a breathtaking view that everyone must visit at least once in their lifetime. Rise and shine early to catch the sunrise at Dadong, Si tian wang and Zhu mountains or visit guanghua yima creek at recreational farm and fengqihu for the rare guest the fireflies which is a common sight at Alishan.
For the nature lovers, do consider hiking through the trails of Alishan for some bonding time. Do indulge in the simple local delights and bask in the glory of nature.