The Alishan National Scenic Area (Chinese: 阿里山國家风景區, Ālǐshān guójiā fēngjǐng qū in pinyin) is a mountaineous region west of Chayi (Chinese: 嘉义, Jiāyì in pinyin), stretching over an altitude ranging between 300m and over 2600m and covering an area of 415 km². This region offers a wide range of climates, terrains and landscapes and is used for cultivation of wasabi, plums and high-mountain oolong tea. In the Alishan area there are extensive cypress forests, which grow in the misty mountains. A highlight is the Alishan forest railway, which used to connect the city of Chayi with the Alishan mountain station on an 86km long narrow gauge (762mm) track. Due to a landslide the track is now interrupted and is only available on a short section. The Alishan area attracts a large number of tourists every year, who come here for the beautiful scenery, the fresh climate and the sunrise views.
01 Tea bushes 02 Tea plantation 03 Tea plantation 04 Tea plantation
05 Tea plantation 06 Tea plantation 07 Tea plantation 08 Tea bushes 09 Tea bushes 10 Tea bushes
11 Tea bushes 12 Oolong tea plantation 13 Oolong tea plantation 14 Oolong tea plantation
15 Tea leaves 16 Tea leaves 17 Oolong tea plantation 18 Tea plantation 19 Oolong tea plantation
20 Tea farmer 21 Oolong tea 22 Oolong tea 23 Bags with Oolong tea
24 Oolong tea 25 Oolong tea 26 Alishan mountain tea boxes 27 Alishan mountain tea boxes 01 Betel nut palms
02 Betel nut palms 03 Betel nut palms 04 Betel nut palms 05 Ferns 06 Creek
07 Creek 08 Mountain road to Alishan 09 Dried stream bed 10 Road to Alishan 11 Road to Alishan
12 Alishan forest 13 Cypress forest 14 Alishan mountain road 15 Cypress forest 16 Cypress forest 17 Cypress forest
18 Cypress forest 19 Cypress forest 01 Old street 02 Old street 03 Souvenir and local delicacies shop 04 Shelf with Taiwanese food products
05 Wasabi roots 06 Dried ficus pumila figs 07 Aiyu jelly 08 Pineapple cake
09 Soft sweet cakes 10 Plum tree 11 Red plum 12 Fenchihu train station 13 Railway line
01 Longyin Chinese temple 02 Longyin Chinese temple 03 Pavilion 04 Wall decoration showing people
05 Wall decoration showing people 06 Temple interior with incense pot 07 Prayer column 08 Money papers for burning 09 Temple interior
01 7-Eleven convenience store 02 Restaurant and shop area 03 Alishan forest railway 04 Alishan train station 05 Alishan train station
06 Cypress trees 07 People queueing up at 5am to catch the sunrise train 08 People queueing up at 5am to catch the sunrise train 09 Sunrise train railroad car interior 10 Sunrise train in Zhushan station at 6am
11 Sunrise train in Zhushan station at 6am 12 Sunrise train in Zhushan station at 6am 13 Shops in Zhushan at dawn 14 Zhushan at dawn 15 Tourists waiting for the sunrise in the rain
16 Tourists waiting for the sunrise in the rain 17 Tourists waiting for the sunrise in the rain 18 Tourists waiting for the sunrise in the rain 19 Shops in Zhushan at dawn
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