How to get to Alishan (from anywhere in Taiwan!)

How to get to Alishan Taiwan

Alishan is one of Taiwan’s most popular attractions, along with Sun Moon Lake and Taroko Gorge. It is famous for its sunrises over seas of clouds, misty forests, and high mountain teas. Getting there is not super complicated, but does require some planning. While researching this complete guide to Alishan, I found very little information …

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Alishan, Taiwan: Best Sunrise Spots, Hiking Trails and Tea Farms

Alishan Taiwan sunrises

Alishan (Mt. Ali) is one of Taiwan’s top scenic attractions, along with Sun Moon Lake and Taroko Gorge. The Alishan National Scenic Area is renowned for its famed Alishan sunrises over seas of clouds, small gauge Alishan Forest Railway, and Taiwan’s most sought after teas (here’s my full post on Alishan High Mountain Tea). This …

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A Guide to Luye and the Taitung Hot Air Balloon Festival

50 things to do in Taiwan

In my East Coast Taiwan article I recommend Luye as one of the best places to stay in Taitung/Hualien if you traveling down Highway 11 in Taiwan’s beautiful East Rift Valley (along with Yuli and Guanshan). However, I only recently actually stayed in Luye for the first time, to take my kids to the incredible …

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The Stunning East Coast of Taiwan Pt. 2: Hualien to Taitung and Kenting

The East Coast of Taiwan is a remote region of unparalleled beauty and perfect place for a Taiwan road trip. In Part 1 of this guide, I covered the popular Hualien region. For getting to Hualien, return train tickets from Taipei are included in this popular Taroko Gorge day tour, you can fly directly from …

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Yingge: Taiwan’s Ceramics Capital (including Yingge Ceramics Museum and Yingge Old Street)

Yingge, Taiwan is the country’s undisputed center of pottery and ceramics. Taiwanease ceramics range from perfect renditions of ancient Chinese styles to creative, modern innovations. For a country that is one of the world’s great producers of quality, artisanal teas, that makes Yingge a sort of Mecca for tea enthusiasts who are searching for ideal …

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