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REAL-TIME TRANSLATION. Reading instructions at a bus terminal using the Google Translate app.

I had my first taste of Taiwanese milk tea at a shop in a train station on our way to the remote township of Alishan. My wife and I headed straight to the station from the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to catch the train to Chiayi in time for the last bus to Alishan. We…

How to get to Alishan in Taiwan

The train stops at the Chiayi City station.

There is a wide range of options for getting to the Alishan National Scenic Area in Taiwan. The first step will be to get to Chiayi City in the southwest from wherever you are in Taiwan. This provincial city is the base of public transport services that ply the Alishan route. Do take note that…

Taiwan’s Alishan: Scenic views, glorious sunrise, beautiful nature

GLORIOUS SUNRISE. Alishan offers a fantastic view of the sunrise.

Little slivers of light begin escaping from behind tall peaks until the whole mountain range gets bathed in the golden early morning rays of the famed Alishan sunrise in Chiayi County of Taiwan. Soft waves of white that go on as far as the eyes can see decorate the hollows between mountaintops and form the…