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  Elder sister Pond
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  • Elder sister Pond - A-li-shan
      Elder sister Pond
    by chewy3326
  • Elder Sister Pond - A-li-shan
      Elder Sister Pond
    by chewy3326

These are two natural ponds in the Alishan forest just a few minutes by van ride from the main Alishan village, and are named since the two are side-by-side like an elder and younger sister (Jie-mei tan) (nf). From the regular drop off point, you can hike about 300 meters to the ponds. The Younger Sister Pond is quite tiny and not there's not much to it, but the Elder Sister Pond is much larger and much more photogenic. It is ringed by trees, and a small bridge leads to a kiosk in the center of the lake. During rainy days (like the day I was there), the thatched roof of the kiosk provides a great relief from the drenching rains.

Directions: Accessible by trail from the main road

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 22, 2006
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