Alishan Plateau (Taiwan) is famous for its beauty all year round. Dreamy, romantic, deep with bright red maple leaves in the fall. Spring is vibrant and vitality with cherry blossoms. Immerse yourself in nature, walking among the forest to see the majestic scenery in summer and autumn. Alishan is not too crowded with tourists, very suitable for traveling back to nature. This is an extremely suitable destination for those who love experience and explore new lands. So what’s hot in Alishan in the fall (Alishan autumn, Alishan fall foliage), where to go and what to do in Alishan in the upcoming fall? Let’s check it out our Alishan autumn blog on how to visit Alishan in the fall from how to get there, best places to visit and top things to do to find out the answer!
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How to get to Alishan?
To getting to Alishan Plateau, you must reach Chiayi City. After that you will go to Alishan from Chiayi. Chiayi is a small city about 270km from Taipei, about 3 hours traveling by car.
Getting to Chiayi City
Getting to Chiayi is not difficult at all. Means of transport in Taiwan are very convenient. From any city (Taipei, Taichung or Kaohsiung, etc.), you can either take the bus or take the HSR high speed train to Chiayi. The quickest and fastest way to getting from Taipei to Chiayi (Station) is by train and bus that costs about $30 – $45 and takes 2 hours 26 minutes.
By bus: Traveling by bus will takes between 1 and 4 hours depending on which city you depart. Traveling from Taipei Capital to Chiayi takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes. This is the most economical way to move! Some bus operators to Chiayi you can refer to: United Bus, Aloha Bus, King Bus.
By HSR: The fastest way to get to Chiayi city is by HSR high speed train. For example the travel time from Taipei to Chiayi by HSR takes only 1 hour. Higher fares, however fast and save time, much less tired than buses.
How to travel to Alishan from Chiayi?
From Chiayi you can travel by bus, private car or local train to reach Alishan.
By bus: After you arrive at Chiayi HSR Station, you can take the bus number 7329 to continue getting to Alishan. There are only 3 bus trips in a day so you should pay attention to avoid waiting for a long time at the station!
Bus departure time daily: 10:10 AM – 11:40 AM – 1:10 PM.
By train: If you choose travel by train, you have to transfer 2 times, because Chiayi has no direct train to Alishan. You take the train to Fenchihu (46 km), then from Fenchihu take the bus to Alishan (26 km).
|Time||Chiayi – Fenchihu||Fenchihu – Chiayi|
|Daily||9:00 AM (Alishan Train No.1)||2:00 PM (Alishan Train No.2)|
|Saturday, Sunday, Holidays||10:00 AM (Alishan Train No.3)||3:00 PM (Alishan Train No.4)|
|Sunday||9:30 AM (Jungshin Express Train 311)||2:30 PM (Jungshin Express Train 312)|
Alishan autumn: Where to go and what to do in Alishan in the fall?
Strolling in Alishan National Scenic Area
Walking in the forest, it seems there is nothing fun but fun and so relaxing. The natural landscape in the national forest is very beautiful. Fresh air, with mist foggy in the early morning. Many tall trees. All the scenery was dyed in a silky green color, through the forest canopy trees, the sunlight was shining. There are so many shooting angles for you free to deep posing!
Coming to Alishan in autumn (Alishan autumn) is also the best time. At this time, the national forest has a beautiful brown color. Red maple leaves spread throughout the forest. Every corner is beautiful for those who love virtual living. Walking in the forest under the carpet of red leaves of autumn will probably be an unforgettable experience. Just like in the movie.
Address: No. 59, Zhongzheng Vil., Zhongzheng Vil., Alishan Township, Taiwan
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: +886 5 267 9917
Admission: 200 TWD ($6.49) for Taiwanese people and 300 TWD ($9.74) for foreign visitors.
Hinoki Ancient Village
Hinoki is an ancient village with Japanese imprints in the heart of Taiwan. Hinoki ancient village still retains full of Japanese-style wooden house ruins from Taiwan period occupied by Japan.
Since ancient times, there are many original buildings of dormitory area of Chiayi Afforestation Yards – Taiwan’s first Afforestation Yards. However, after the Japanese came here, they carried out rebuilding, creating an extremely open space with the bold Japanese architecture style.
There are still 28 Japanese-style wooden houses in Hinoki. Here the space is cool and peaceful, so it attracts a large of tourists to visit.
Address: No.1, Linsen E. Rd., East Dist., Chiayi City 600, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM / Closed on Chinese New Year Eve