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Alishan National Forest Recreation Area

No. 59, Zhongzheng Vil., Zhongzheng Vil., Alishan Township, Chiayi County, Taiwan
+886 5 259 3900
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“old trees” (8 reviews)
No. 59, Zhongzheng Vil., Zhongzheng Vil., Alishan Township, Chiayi County, Taiwan
+886 5 259 3900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alishan is very attractive forest scenic area in Taiwan. It needs around 3 hours from chiayi train station. Weather is pretty cool, 10°C to 20°C. This areas are cover by so many giant trees especially pinus mercusi. Stand 3000 more meters above see level. Very...More

Thank Ronal C
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to visit Alishan park, cherry blossom in spring time in late March is the best time you want to go. But be aware of traffic jam at weekend. If you want to go by driving a private car, only in week days.

Thank Kareenn77
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Bus tips from Chiayi: 1) The bus leaves from just outside the train station, if you were facing the station it would be a 1 minute walk to your left 2) I went on a Saturday and there wasn't any need to buy bus tickets...More

Thank Kaira L
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Is a very nice mountain walk, misty and beautiful. The air is very fresh, and it gives you a feeling of a chinese ninja with a sword going through a forest.

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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We just met a driver today at chaiyi Tseng Jr-Ming hp: 886938816065 Ming is a very professional driver who know Alisan very well . He is very experienced and safe driver. He drove around Alisan and will give us a guided tour on Alisan. He...More

2  Thank June O
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We arrived by rented car and due to holiday session, parking was a bit difficult and we parked 5km away from the entrance. Nonetheless, shuttle bus was available every 15 minutes. Some reviews said that the windy road can be a bit challenging but for...More

Thank CheeWah_Chan
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It take up to one full day walking but you can also make it for couple of hours depending on your schedule. You can see the trees aged for 2000 years and beautiful landscape, nice walk!

Thank finnahowie
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Alishan was very scenic but was unbelievably crowded with hordes of Chinese tourists all taking photos of the same few trees. The cherry blossoms really weren't very impressive, at least when we were there. However, it's pretty easy to get away from the crowds and...More

Thank christophermichae292
Reviewed 10 April 2017

There are many different walking trails in Alishan National Parks - the trails are filled with different sights, from trees to mountain views to ponds to dirt path to broadwalks etc... it will easily take at least 1 day to walk around the national park...More

Thank Oceaniakamin
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Went there in March, where cherry blossoms were blooming. They were beautiful! Magnificent sight to be walking through the forests as well. Terrain wise, it was fairly doable though not the easiest. Had a relaxing walk with friends. Covered the area on the map provided...More

Thank Wan Xuan F
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Nidhi C
13 April 2017|
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Response from frogabroad1 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few cherry trees but not many. This forest is mostly giant cedar type trees. Not sure when they blossom, sorry.
25 March 2017|
Response from timchk | Reviewed this property |
Hi.First, you can take Alishan Forest Rail from Chiayi rail station to Fenqihu station, booking in advance required, then take bus from Fenqihu to Alishan Forest Recreation Area (AFRA). Don't forget to prepare some coins to... More
Leizel m
7 February 2017|
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Response from frogabroad1 | Reviewed this property |
Any month is good but it may get cold. I suggest you may want to check the weather forecast first.