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Natural Parks & Forests
Parks & Gardens
Alishan Forest Recreation Area
This huge park is a repository of natural and urban history of the city, with numerous features on offer: old trees, landscaped hills, a moat, Qing-dynasty steles, a Confucian temple, Japanese shrine, steam engines, ...
Museums & Galleries
Offering a taste of life behind bars, free admission to this museum includes a guided tour, which is repeated four times per day...
A museum dedicated to cochin (koji) a low-fired, brightly coloured glaze style of ceramic traditionally used for temple decoration. It’s in the basement of the Chiayi Cultural Centre .
The tree-lined garage is actually a park with an extragavanza of old steam locomotives. Train buffs and kids alike will certainly love it. Look for the SL13 (built in 1910), the oldest in the collection.
This is the spiritual centre of Chiayi and is dedicated to the City God. First constructed in 1715, many of the best parts of the temple hail from a 1941 reconstruction...
Five kilometres southwest of the hot-spring area is this natural oddity, a small grotto where fire and water really do mix – natural gas from underground bubbles up through a pool of water and ignites spontaneously o...
This Japanese-built park boasts clear, unspoiled views of Dadongshan and the sight of maple leaves changing colours in autumn...
Nature & Wildlife
The 94-hectare park covers the slopes of Songbo Ridge and contains well-preserved mid-elevation forests favoured by the Formosan macaque, the island's sole monkey species...
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