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Alishan National Forest Recreation Area is located in Alishan Township, Chiayi, covering an area of 1400 hectares with the main tourism spot locating at about 2,200 meters high above sea level. It is cloudy mid-elevation temperate climate with an average annual temperature 10.6 ℃ and the annual rainfall is up to 4,000 mm. There are 209 raining days and 244foggy days on average. The heavily wet weather contribute the outstanding forest and climate landscape such as Alishan sunrise, sea of clouds, afterglow, forest, railways which count to the five famous sightseeing spots known internationally.
Eryanping Trial(二延平山步道) gives you an aerial view of Chianan Plain (嘉南平原) and reservoir, Yushan peak (玉山主峰) and sub-peaks at south and north as well as the vitality of sunrise. At night without light and cloud, you will see a skyful of stars and look down upon the Jianan Plains enlightened by thousands of household light. The shining shattered diamonds on earth and in heaven are just the natural treasures sent down to here by God.
Wu fong Temple (吳鳳廟), also called “Alishan Jhong Wang Temple” (阿裏山忠王祠), was built in the late period during the reign of Jiaqing in Qing Dynasty (AD. 1820). The exterior wall of Wufeng Temple is primed with deep red, with gable and hip roof and swallow tail ridge. After several times of renovation, it has become a level 3 ancient relic of Taiwan now. There are old trees and ancient tablets at the front square and flanking yard of the temple, presenting an elegant and tranquil environment.
The decorative art of the Park takes “love” and “Ali Mountain” as creation theme. The red and white artworks are very attractive in the green grassland to tourists who will stop for pictures and rest, hence becoming a sacred land for wedding photography, and getting its nickname “No 18 Love Silk Road”.
It is located at around 47.5K along Ali Mountain Highway. The circular walkway starts from the platform made of granite bricks and follows short climbing trestle to reach the forest shower (森林浴) in fir forests. Tung tree flowers are a specialty to this walkway, because on it one can see pure white Tung tree flowers accompanied by natural wood color; embellished by the fir forest and natural color, it will completely refresh you.
Erwanping (二萬平) possesses a totally different kind of mountain forest tranquility from Ali Mountain forest entertainment areas. It is an optimal place for appreciating the sunset and cloud sea at Tashan Mountain. Given that clouds normally come into form at an altitude of 1800m during autumn and winter, Erwanping at an altitude of 2000m is in fine weather and favorable geographical position. And the optimal vision comes from the rails at the Erwanping station.
Shizhuo trail (石棹步道) has five ways with beautiful scenery and easing slope at an altitude of 1000m. Even walking fast on the walkway will not sweat you, so it attracts a lot of tourists. “Alishan Zhu-lu Tea” (阿裏山珠露茶), as one of the ten famous Taiwan teas, is mainly produced here as the representative of mountain teas. In recent years the residences developed on the basis of tea garden, mountain forest, sunrise, cloud sea and sunset have become a hot spot for tourists.
Zhulu (逐鹿), “veoveoana” in the dialect of Tsou tribe (鄒), refers to the game field for sika deer, where Zou ethnicity hunted for sika deer in early times but now it is a resting place for primitive residents in migration. The Zhulu tribe boasts excellent craftsmanship, agricultural specialty, special drink and food, dancing and singing performance.
The sunset viewing platform at Longding Trail (巃頂步道) will give you a broad vision, which is by no means inferior to Zhushan (祝山). And you only need to climb halfway, because that is where you can see the sunrise, yet with the time only lagging a few seconds behind Zhushan Mountain. Longding Walkway is a 700m long entertainment walkway that will take you 40 minutes to go to and fro. The ecology is dominated by Moso bamboo forests (孟宗竹林), the birds and cicada chirping are heavenly music, and there are three wood-structured pavilions along the way, which allow you to enjoy the sights. Especially at the highest point at the entrance, the vision is broad, so you can have a panoramic view of all mountains, as well as the sunrise and waterfalls, hence turning out to be an optimal choice for lovers and families.