Welcome to Alishan National Scenic Area


From a starting altitude of 300m in the west at Chukou, the 327-sq-km scenic area quickly rises to heights of more than 2600m. The great diversity of climate, soils and landscapes allows for the growing of everything from wasabi and plums to high-mountain oolong tea.

Tourists have been finding their way to this region since the early days of the Japanese period. They come for the local specialities, the natural and human-designed landscapes and, more recently, the legacy of the colonial period, which includes a very rare narrow-gauge forest train.


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Alishan National Scenic Area activities

$431.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake, Puli, and Alishan from Taipei

On this 3-day tour of Taiwan’s beautiful countryside, discover not only the region’s elaborate man-made attractions, but also its natural beauty. You’ll take home a memorable experience of Taiwan on a trip that combines a relaxing bus tour and a fascinating exploration of the area’s best sites on foot.Drive through the picturesque Sun Moon Lake area and walk through the well-preserved Alishan National Scenic Area with your guide. Visit the Southern branch of National Palace Museum.Please see Itinerary below for a more detailed schedule.

$430 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Sun Moon Lake and Alishan National Scenic Area Tour

In 3  days , Danis bus tour   will take you to Taiwan's most scenic places. We are going to visit Sun Moon lake ,    Chunghua Lukang Historic Area  and Alishan National Scenic Area . You can take sightseeing boat to see the Sun Moon lake and take a Alishan mountain train to have fun in Alishan .  Itinerary  :   Day 1   Taipei - Sun Moon lake - Taichung  Pick up customers from their hotel in Taipei city around 8:00-9:00 am . Driving 2.5 hours to Sun Moon Lake  . Taking sightseeing boat in Sun moon lake . Arrive at hotel in Taichung around   4-5:00 pm . Hotel: FUSHIN HOTEL Taichung or Taichung Maison de Chine or Taichung Inhouse hotel. Day 2  Taichung - Lukang - Chiayi (B )  After pick up from hotel around 8:30 am  ,  we are going  to Lukang Historic Area and  Bagua Mountain Dafo Scenic Area.    Then have lunch (own expense) in  Bagua Mountain Dafo Scenic Area.. Driving 1 hour to Chiayi city .We are arriving hotel around 4:00-5:00 pm .  Hotel: Tsun Huang Hotel or Hotel Royal Chiayi or other similar hotel if the Tsun Huang Hotel or Hotel Royal Chiayi  are fully booked .  Day 3  Chiayi - Alishan Scenic area  - Taipei  ( B)After having breakfast in hotel , we are going to Aslishan around 8:00 am .Driving 2 hours to  Alishan National Scenic Area . Visiting tour  attractions in Alishan such as  Three of Generation of wood ,  Sisters Lakes . And  experience Alishan train . Leaving Alishan around 2:00 pm -2:30 pm then our tour guide drives    4-5 hours to Taipei city .   

Alishan National Scenic Area in detail