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| taiwan fall foliage
Calla Lily at Yangmingshan
Calla Lily at Yangmingshan

The Central

Che Cheng

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Che Cheng is the spot where we are extremely impressed. Che Cheng Train Station is located at the JiJi Line’s last train station, built by Japan when it occupied Taiwan and used to transport sugar cane to factories in the area at that time.

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| where to see autumn leaves in taiwan

Che Cheng autumn 3

Che Cheng autumn 3

Today, Che Cheng has become a tourist attraction that attracts many visitors traveling to because of the ancient architecture preserved almost intact since the Japanese occupation. Not only the train station and the factories mentioned above, but also the surrounding buildings, Koi carp ponds bear the bold of Japanese architectural style.

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In around December, the whole scene was magnificent with the maple trees stretch along the green lake. It is difficult to describe the maple leaves here because there are actually many types of maple leaves, the maple leaves from the Japanese period alternating the maple leaves are available here. Leaves slim long, round also has. Red, green, yellow also has. Che Cheng is located on the road from Taichung to Sun Moon Lake, a spot you not to be missed once you visit Taichung. Read more: Sun Moon Lake itinerary — Exploring Sun Moon Lake & Cingjing Farm for 1 day trip.

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Address: No.2 Minquan Lane, Shuili, Nantou near Lake Mingtan.
Note: In Taichung public transport will be less than Taipei. If you go by public transport, remember to plan and keep your time on time.
Link book train: http://www.railway.gov.tw/en/index.aspx.

Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area

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If you plan to stay in Taiwan for a long time, do not miss the Aowanda National Forest. Located in the Renai town of Nantou, Aowanda is famous for its local people as a must visit place if you want to enjoy the red color of the maple leaves in the short months of autumn.

autumn Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area

autumn Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area
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autumn Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area

autumn Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area
| where to see autumn leaves in taiwan
autumn Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area
Picture: maple leaves season in taiwan blog.

autumn Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area

autumn Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area
Picture: maple leaves season in taiwan blog.

autumn Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area

autumn Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area
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Walking in Aowanda, you will find small streams. Strolling along the red-tinted paths of the close together maple trees, then eagerly cross the trekking trail about a mile through the forest, and you’ll soon arrive at the area of three beautiful waterfalls. The cold vapor will rise from the waterfalls with the fresh air will make you feel no regret at all when to choose to Aowanda.

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Picture: maple leaves season in taiwan blog.

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Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area3
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Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area3

Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area3

Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area3
Picture: maple leaves season in taiwan blog.

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Address: 546 Nantou County, Ren’ai Township, Taiwan
Opening Hours of Aowanda National Forest: 08:00 – 17:00.
Getting there: From Taichung HSR station / Train station, take the Nantou Bus to Aowanda.
Link book train: http://www.railway.gov.tw/en/index.aspx.

Alishan

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Autumn leaves in Alishan | autumn foliage taiwan

Located in Nantou, famed for its majestic mountains, fresh air, romantic scenery, Alishan is an indispensable place to visit in all four seasons of the year, not just in the autumn. However, walking under the canopy of red leaves, yellow leaves in cold weather, airy air, poetic landscape will be even better. If you come to Alishan around January, you will also admire cherry blossom and maple leaf combined together make the poetic scenery.

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Sisters ponds
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Hinoki Village

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The twilight in Alishan plateau | autumn foliage taiwan
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The scenery of Alishan National Scenic Area

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Alishan National Scenic Area
Alishan National Scenic Area,alishan autumn (1)
Alishan National Scenic Area
Alishan National Scenic Area,alishan autumn (1)
Wherever you go in Alishan also sees autumn as a masterpiece | autumn foliage taiwan

A bit of remind, visiting Alishan without enjoying its famous tea, you should not leave here!!! However, teahouses and tea farms are hard to find and the path is crooked, so it is best to hire a car of a travel agency like KKday for ensure and safe.

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Explore the mountains and plateau as Yang Ming Shan, Alishan is a very beloved activity when traveling Taiwan
Alishan, Taiwan: Alishan Mountain Tea Plantations
Alishan, Taiwan: Alishan Mountain Tea Plantations

If you want to go alone: Take HSR from Chiayi HSR station, then take the bus # 7329 to Alishan (only 3 trip/ day at 10:10, 11:40 and 13:10).

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This beauty stands near Mt Raizan, just around the corner from Alishan.
This beauty stands near Mt Raizan, just around the corner from Alishan. | autumn foliage taiwan
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Sunset on Alishan mountain
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Alishan cherry blossoms, Taiwan

Or you can go by regular train, cheap price, but waste a lot of time. If HSR takes 1 hour then train takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to Alishan.

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Zhu Shan peak | taiwan autumn foliage

Read more: Alishan blog (Alishan travel blog) — The fullest Alishan travel guide for a wonderful trip to Alishan plateau, Taiwan.

Wuling Farm

Taichung also has a little “private” place to see maple leaves: It’s Wuling Farm. In fact, Wuling Farm is better known for its peach blossom than for maple leaves, but not everyone knows when the maple leaves turns colors, the scenery of Wuling Farm is so beautiful that make your heart races. If you want to find a quiet place to enjoy all the colors of Autumn alone, do not miss the location to see unique maple leaves.

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Wuling Farm
The crimson forests in Wuling Farm | taiwan autumn foliage

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autumn wuling farm

autumn wuling farm
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autumn wuling farm

autumn wuling farm
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autumn wuling farm

autumn wuling farm
Gingko trees
autumn wuling farm
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How to go: By bus: From Taichung, take the Lishan bus to Fongyuan, then change the bus to Wuling and get off at Wuling station. The bus schedule is quite less, there are only a few trips in a day, so you should check the schedule before you go. Fongyuan Bus Co., Tel: (04) 2523-4175.

Mount Manapan

Mount Manapan autumn

The next place to see maple leaves is Mount Manapan, where many visitors appreciate the majestic beauty, wonderful by the autumn colors are extremely interesting that mother nature has brought. This is also a place that many Taiwanese people suggest if you ask them where to see maple leaves in Taiwan.

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Manapan Mountain Trail | taiwan autumn foliage
Mount Manapan autumn Picture: maple leaves season in taiwan blog.
Picture: maple leaves season in taiwan blog.

Mount Manapan autumn

Mount Manapan is home to a diverse range of ecosystems that coexist, creating a special space for travelers to stroll and enjoy the scenery. Not only that, Mount Manapan also has a great historical value to Taiwan when there are still remnants from the Japanese attack on Taiwan during World War II. Let’s pick up your backpack and go.

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Mount Manapan autumn
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Address: 264 Miaoli Country, Tahu Town, Taiwan
Getting there: From Miaoli HSR / train station take a taxi to Manapa, traveling time about 1 hour.
Link book train: http://www.railway.gov.tw/en/index.aspx.

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Sun Moon Lake in the sunrise.

Are you looking for more Taiwan travel guide and top things to do in Taiwan: Tours, activities, attractions and other things? Read more: Taiwan blog — The fullest Taiwan travel guide blog for a budget trip to Taiwan for the first-timers.

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