Officially a national tourist area, Alishan is a mountain range that follows the ‘spine’ of the island. The average peak reaches 2,500 meters and on a clear day, views as far as Yushan are visible. No visit to Alishan is complete without an alpine sortie to admire the sunrise that draws visitors from around the world, reaching the pinnacle by traveling the Alishan Forest Railway, an 86 kilometer network of narrow gauge railways encompassing 50 tunnels and 77 wooden bridges, that winds its way up the mountain. Beyond beautiful mountains, views, and scenery, Alishan is also famous for its tea, which locals and visitors appreciate for its unique flavor, no doubt enhanced by the alpine environment in which it grows.
Update: October 12, 2022