Alishan Forest Railway

Taiwan Highlight Alishan Forest Railway

This redheaded scamp is a household name in Taiwan, he symbolizes a railway line between Chiayi and Fenqihu was built in 1912 for the logging. It takes you two and a half hours to get to Chiayi (or Fenqihu). I was unlucky and saw a lot of fog and rain… It doesn’t matter whether you sit on the right or left side, views are the same.

About Taiwan

Taiwan is an island nation located off the coast of southwest of Okinawa, Japan and north of the Philippines that is governed by the Republic of China since 1945. Shaped roughly like a sweet potato, the island nation has more than 23 million people and is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Besides its crowded cities, Taiwan is also known for steep mountains and lush forests.

Practical information

Best time to go
Spring and Autumn
Mandarin, Taiwanese
New Taiwan dollar (TWD)

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