Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (Part 1)

After checking in Da Feng Hotel, it was time for us to explore the Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (阿里山国家森林游乐区)!  We were provided with 2 return tickets on the Alishan Forest Railway from Alishan Station (阿里山车站) to either Zhaoping Station (沼平车站) or Shenmu Station (神木车站).  However, as the sky typically turns dark from 5pm, we…

Fenchihu 奋起湖

We departed Chiayi City for our 2D1N Alishan tour on day 2, & along the way we stopped over at Fenchihu (奋起湖), a 1,400m above sea level spot, which was once a refuel middle stop for the old Alishan forest trains.  It is well-known for its Old Street (老街), lunch boxes (铁路便当) & bamboo trees…