Taiwan (Western Part) – 9 days Free n Easy Journey; Day 4 (2)

Hi!! We are still in Alishan Mountains in the Alishan Township in Chiayi County, Taiwan. It is located at Alishan National Scenic Park

We are currently walking along the walking trails in the old forest; Giant Tree Trail. If you have missed out my earlier posting, please do visit them and we will ‘e-wait’ for you till you catch up. No rush.  =)

Along the trail we came about a wooden shed which is the Alishan Museum.

An old trunk displayed in the museum. It shows how old these Formosan red cypress trees are.  Some are these tree are 2000 to 3000 years old!!! The oldest tree; “Alishan Sacred Tree” here was 3,000 years old by it felled by heavy rainstorms in 1997.

  

Nearby is the Stele of Merit,

Lots of really old red Cypress trees.

Just look at the size of the trunk……. Thousand Year Cypress

A shot from bottom up….

More pictures for you all to enjoy….

This is only midway through the trail. More pictures coming in the next posting. If you have not followed me yet, pls do follow so that you will not missed out on my next posting on this series of e-travel.

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Taiwan (Western Part) – 9 days Free n Easy Journey; Day 4 (1)

Morning or good day to all!!! This is the 4th day of my e-travel to Taiwan (Western Part) of my 9 days trip. Hope that you re enjoying my e-travel series.

Today, we are on our way to Alishan Mountains. Yup, from Tainan, you can catch a train to Chiayi station and then hope on the bus or train to Alishan. For the train, for now, it only goes up to Fenchihu and you have to grab a van or bus up to Alishan Mountains.  For us, we took the bus as we did not manage to get the train ticket even though when we reached Chiayi station in the early morning. The train tickets sells like hot cakes. Do not worry, if you missed this, you can always catch a train down from Fenchihu. =)

The road heading up to Alishan Mountains is truly a winding road with a short stop along the way for a toilet stop in the van we took. The trip took us 2 hrs till we reach the Alishan town.

We left our bags in the hotel that we had booked as it was to early to check in. Saw other people’s bags which they left at the hotel front office. We did not want to waste too much time but to quickly started our walk along the forest trail of Alishan Mountain.

  

Lovely fresh air. We were quite lucky as earlier in the day before we arrived, it rained. The sky opened up (but I said it too soon)

This is what’s left a cherry blossom tree in winter. Bare!!! It was an easy walk with lots of wooden trails that were built for walkers.

A naked cherry blossom park.

This is totally naked!!!

If you researched Alishan on the internet, there are lots of walking trails which you can choose to walk. Most of them are easy walks. It just short or a long walk.

Walking along the trail, we can across the 3 Generation Tree…. and yes! They were really old! =P

By then, there were more and more tour buses coming up the later part of the morning. It can get really crowded with tourist in such a big place especially on the popular trail. Opps I am also a tourist. How silly of me. =P

Another shot of the old tree trunk and root of the 3 Generation Tree ‘family’. The root is really huge!

Well.. there’s more to see. So follow me on the next posting as I go in further into the walking trail and what’s more to offer. =)