Come on! Let’s get on the Alishan forest railway - Alishan National Forest Recreation Area.
Formed by the unmatched groups of giant trees that are thousands of years old, the amazing sights of the forests that vary with the changing of the seasons, sunrise, cloud sea and the forest railway with its history of over 100 years, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area is one of the most celebrated sightseeing spots in Taiwan. Let us go up to the mountains to unwind and relax a little together.
It is strongly recommended that you take Alishan Forest Railway to go into the forest and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Apart from enjoying the picturesque sight of forest plants, mountain ranges and valleys, the most impressive sensation will be the gentle jolt throughout the journey. Differing from the smooth and steady advancement on the plains below, the experience allows you to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of riding a train up into the mountains in former times. Walk into the park to discover the abundance of forest resources hidden within. Take a stroll through the forest to discover a wide variety of trees including Taiwan red false cypress, Taiwan cypress and Cryptomeria-like Taiwania. Whereas “Alishan Sianglin Sacred Tree”, the tallest cypress of them all, is the must-visit spot when one travels to Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, “Shuishun Giant Tree Trial” is a secret out-of-the-way hiking trail. In addition to feasting their eyes on the majestic scenery of the Central Mountain Range, the Yushan Range and the Alishan Range, visitors can also appreciate the spectacle of the cloud sea and may come across the Mikado pheasant family that shows up from time to time to forage at Mt. Ogasawara Viewing Lot, a scenic lookout which embraces a 360-degree panoramic view.
Set out at any time you want. You will undoubtedly linger away the whole day while being deeply affected by the natural environment, forestry culture, and the five wonders and eight views of Alishan and the bountiful resources of humanities and cultures of the Tsou people who live in the vicinity. What are you waiting for? Prepare your trip and get ready to depart.