Forestry Railway

Chiayi Alishan Forestry Railway travels back and forth in the forest.
Hidden treasure of asia-Taiwan Forestry Railway

You really must experience the forests and listen to the sound of the trees by riding a log cart, shuttle tram or forest train when you visit any national forest recreation area.

Forestry railways were industrial railways built for exploiting forest resources and transporting timber during Taiwan’s early days. With the advance of time, forestry railways have become another option for visitors to experience the secrets of the forest. Taking a journey by log cart or train in the wooded mountains can feel as if you have walked into a scene from “My Neighbor Totoro”, the classic masterpiece directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the Japanese master of animated fantasy film. Sometimes it is nice just to experience the atmosphere created by the gentle jolt as the train makes its way up into the mountains…
Wulai Log Cart is driving

There are three forestry railway parks in Taiwan: Taipingshan’s shuttle tram in Yilan County, the only alpine scenic log cart in the country; Wulai’s parent-child log cart in Taipei, and Alishan’s forest railway in Chiayi, one of the most beautiful and historic mountain trains in the world, as reported by CNN. Let’s go on a rail trip together and explore the beauty of the forests in Taiwan from a different perspective.