If you are a nature lover and love big trees and sunrise, Alishan is a place for you! There are many gigantic trees around (oldest tree known was 3000years old but has been brought down due to safety issues. There are many many stairs though so be ready to climb them! :)
Amazing place. Looking different every season. I was during fog and rain and it was .very special Ancient trees and marvelous nature. Realy exaitting. I was with a private local guide that drove me arround with her car
I like the fresh air in Alisan but unfortunately I went there in June when there was thunderstorm and the train didn't operate, which was pretty sad as we planned for it 1 month before and didn't know there is storm in June.
Beautiful place with stunning vintage wooden train. However, getting up and down Alishan is highly inconvenient with constantly changing factor. Despite careful planning with advanced bookings, I ended up having to pay taxis to get up and down the mountain as BOTH of my buses got cancelled due to bad weather and earthquake. If it rains, the mountain could also get dangerously foggy. The hotel's price isnt cheap either, so travellers can't just easily abandon the plan in case of unexpected event. Despite all the setback, it is still a lovely place. However, it is best to travel during non rainy season. Also, you should prepare yourself for possible sudden variation in your travel plan.
Just go for a healthy nature walk among 1500 year old Red Cypress trees and take the narrow gauge train ride around Alishan Mountains. As I stayed in Fenqicu, I took the public bus to and fro to Alishan Mountains. It is a nice bus ride with the beautiful sceneries thrown in. The bus timetable is very reliable and accurate, and the fares reasonable. But please get a receipt for the bus fare - if you dont, the driver may pocket it himself as an extra side income. I saw this happening with my own eyes.
Is a very good experience for sunrise and night time activities (Just to look for Fireflies). Very chill place. Would suggest to experience the forest railway. For people who like to hike, this is a very good place. There are a special trail for hikers.