"Chia-Yi County (chinese: ¹Å¸q¿¤¥«)" Chiayi by sunnywong

Chiayi Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 87 photos

Chia-yi County has been known for its beautiful landscape. There are three groups of mountains in this area:

Main Yu Mountains-the main peak Yu Mountain at the elevation of 3997 meters, the highest in Taiwan. Western Yu Mountains-the main peak Western Yu Mountain at the elevation of 3523 meters, famous for the beautiful Ali Mountain forest district, Here is the only one mountainous region of the county, the Ali Hsian, where about three thousand natives of Ts'ao Tribe live. Southern Yu Mountains-the main peak Southern Yu Mountain at the elevation of 2391 meters.

Ali Mountain Forest Park

Alishan is known for its five wonders, the alpine reilway, forest, sea of clouds, sunrise view and sunset panorama. The area is rich in forest resorces. Among its natural scenery are the sister basins, Alishan divine trees, Tzuyun Temple,tree Spirit Tower, Tsushan vantage point, Minyueh railway section, etc. The sunrise view of Alishan is a renowned wonder. The best place to see this view is from Tsushan. The position and hours of sunrise in Alishan change with the seasons.

<font face="Bookman Old Style" size="4"><font color="#008000">Further Links:

<a href="http://www.cyhg.gov.tw/"><b><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:14"> Chia-Yi County Official Website</b></a>

<a href="http://www.tbroc.gov.tw/tbroc99_asp/tour_info/user/T200_2_1.asp?AREA_ID=1301"><b><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:14"> Chia-Yi County Tourist Guide (Chinese Only)</b></a>

  • Last visit to Chiayi: Dec 2001
  • Intro Updated Nov 29, 2002
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  • Redlats's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2005 at 9:58 PM

    Wonderful pictures. That train trip to Alishan sounds like a fantastic trip. 77 bridges in 77km means a lot of valleys.

  • canadiantravelgirl's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2004 at 7:48 AM

    Great picture of the sea of clouds!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  • firechick's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2004 at 1:33 AM

    Very nice page - thank you! My brother lives in Chiayi city now (teaching English) and was telling me about the places to hike in the mountains near there - it is nice to see it at last!

  • eric_ives's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2004 at 11:49 AM

    These are great pictures and good descriptions of the scenic areas in eastern Chiayi county. It was a pleasure to find this page.


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