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Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (Alishan) Taiwan

between nature

The most beloved mountain by the Taiwanese, Alishan (Mountain Ali) is the point chosen by many travelers to enjoy one of the best areas of the island to do trekking and different difficulty.

Ancient tree with a curious shape

surrounded by a fascinating setting and under the watchful eye of ancient and enormous trees, the Forest reserve of Alishan, is one of the most fascinating environments we have visited.

Suspension bridge

Suspension bridge

The gigantic trees that we find in the different routes, will take us to a protected area and that in some sections it seems “virgin”.

Forest area

Forest area

The Japanese rule in Taiwan for many years, allowed great progress on the island and in Alishan , we can see it up close , especially in the railway line section that crosses part of this fascinating forest.

Route

From the alishan station we will gradually enter the Alishan Forest Recreation Area.

There are several possible paths and the most popular of all is found in what is known as Giant Tree Trail.

little shrine

little shrine

This route runs between huge and leafy treesexuberant vegetation that merges with some beautiful cave temples and sanctuaries.

The rivers and small lakes will accompany us during the tour of this point.

Shouzen Temple Lake

Shouzen Temple Lake

Among the temples that are visited during the journey, the Shouzen Temple the Cihyun Temple and the Pagoda of the three spirits.

Shouzen Temple

Shouzen Temple

The Alishan Holy Tree It is surely the most emblematic point of the road and one of the symbols most loved by the inhabitants of Taiwan.

At some times of the year, when the rivers flow down with abundant water, it is possible to enjoy some waterfalls such as the one in Shenyi Waterfall.

the old and abandoned train station is another of the attractions offered by the forest reserve and gives us the opportunity to see a station up close, in a state of abandonment, but with a lot of history behind it.

old train station

old train station

The incentives of the recreation area are more than enoughs , like to visit this beautiful area.

Forest area map

Forest area map

The usual tour can be done on foot in two or three hours in which we can visit the main places of Alishan.

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