Alishan Travel Information “Shan” is Chinese for mountain, and A-Li Mountain is the centerpiece of the Alishan National Scenic Area. The area is massive and offers much more than a single hike up to the mountain’s peak. In all, the area is a natural wilderness preserve clocking in at 415 square kilometers, and produces Taiwan’s […]
How to Apply for Yushan Permit
Yushan Hiking Permit DIY Application Guide That’s it, you’ve finally decided to climb Jade Mountain (玉山 yù shān), Taiwan’s tallest peak. You’ve got your days off, you have the gear, and you might even have started to train for the 2-3 day hike. But oh wait… you realize you’re missing something very important: the Yushan […]
Travel from Chiayi to Alishan – Super Easy!
Traveling from Chiayi to Alishan is super simple! Whichever mean of transportation you choose, train, bus, car, scooter, or cycling, you’ll find the right information on this page. Chiayi to Alishan by Train One thing that travelers find confusing when looking for information about train travel to Alishan, is that the final destination is not […]
A Travel Guide to Chiayi (Jiayi) in Southern Taiwan
Chiayi Travel Information Between Taichung (Tai-Center) and Tainan (Tai-South) rests Chiayi, a city with just under 300,000 inhabitants. It is firmly grouped in “Southern Taiwan”, bringing the Taiwanese-speaking and warm weather that comes with that distinction. While tourists usually only swoop in and out of Chiayi on their way to popular Alishan Mountain, the city […]