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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 22, 2014
alishan park  (3 Answers)


are the shuttles in alishan park free? where are their stops? is it possible to walk from the visitor center to zhouping to sisters lake to big trees and back to center in 1 day? how long does it take?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 26, 2014
From Taichung to A li Shan  (1 Answer)

Hi, is it advisable to take a one day trip to a-li-shan from taichung ? what is the shortest route from Taichung to A-li-Shan? What can we do at A-li-Shan

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2012
Ali Shan Day Trip from Chaiyi possible  (1 Answer)

Hi, just wondering if it is possible to do a day trip to Ali Shan from Chaiyi using public transport?

If not, do buses have space to allow check-in size luggage to stay overnight at Ali Shan? Or any safe storage area to recommend in Chaiyi overnight?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 24, 2011
Chaiyi HSR to Alishan by Bus  (1 Answer)

First, from Chaiyi HSR to Chaiyi Railway, are the free shuttle buses in the link below still operating?

And the next step, I understand the trains from from Chaiyi Railway Station to Alishan are still not operating, so bus is my only option? Is there any way to buy a bus ticket online/phone in advance? I'm traveling there on a Saturday and not sure how nervous I should be about getting a bus ticket?

I found the link below for the bus--is this still accurate? I don't/couldn't figure out the Chinese, so could someone kindly tell me which column is listing the times Chaiyi Railway Station to Alishan and visa versa?


I was hoping to make Alishan a one day trip. Travel in in the morning, wander around by foot for the afternoon, travel out in the evening and stay overnight somewhere near Chaiyi HSR (traveling down to Kenting next). Is this plausible and is just walking around on foot the best use of time there?

Thanks in advance!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 19, 2010
Getting from Hualien to Alishan/Rueili  (3 Answers)

Hello there

I am planning to get from Hualien to Rueili directly. At first i thought there would be a train from Hualien to Chiayi, but i just found out there isn't.

So what options do i have now? I'm renting a car in Hualien, so is it possible to drive directly to Alishan? Are the mountainous roads hazardous and how long will the journey take? Also, is it possible that i return the car in Alishan or Chiayi so i don;t have to drive back to Hualien after that..

If driving is too tough, how about a cab or bus? How much will it cost and any recommendations?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2010
Best route  (1 Answer)

Hi everyone,

I'm planning another trip top Taiwan. I plan to go to Alishan and Sun Moon Lake. I'm heading out from Taipei. Do I take the train to Taichung and then go to Sun Moon Lake? Is there a train from Taichung to Sun Moon Lake? How do I go to Alishan from Sun Moon Lake? Also what are the most logical accommodations to stay in?

Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 05, 2008
Taipei-Hualien-Alishan  (1 Answer)


I'm planning for a 8D7N trip to taipei-hualien-alishan. May i know what is the best route i can take to go to all these 3 places within the 8days?

Is there any way i can travel direct from hualien to alishan by bus?

Thanks for your help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 25, 2007
Travelling to Ali shan  (1 Answer)


I am planning a trip to Alishan this coming Sept. Pls advise on th following:

1) Is Sep a gd time to go?
2) How do I get to Alishan from the Chiang Seik Airport?
3) Which hotel or homestay is highly recommended in Ali shan?
4) What activities I can do there?

Hope to hear from u guys.

Thanks a million :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2007
Travelling to Ali Shan  (4 Answers)

Please advise on the easiest way to travel to Ali Shan! Do I take train from taipei to chiayi?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 22, 2005
A-li-shan forrest rail train ticket  (2 Answers)

Hi all,

Any idea it there any way to book the A-li-shan forrest rail train ticket through website? I had read up some website,saying that must book through phone call 2 month in advance before departure date.and pay at the chiayi train station upon confirmation within 7 days.if not, booking will be void. I had plan to go there in month of dec 05.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 15, 2005
Hostel/Budget Stay at Alishan  (2 Answers)

Hi there, Planned to go Alishan on this coming April, wonder is there any hostel available at Alishan and Chiayi. Thanks in advance

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