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Day 1 in Alishan: Fenqihu Town and Yuantan Waterfalls

A summer vacation in Alishan

When visiting Alishan, most people would only think about catching the sunrise and taking a ride on the old railway. There’s nothing wrong with that, but these iconic activities are only the tip of the iceberg. Alishan is much more than that! A friendly reminder: Do not confuse the National Scenic Area (阿里山国家风景区) with the Forest Recreation Area (阿里山森林游乐区), for the former refers to the entire national park and the…

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Train travel on Pingxi Branch Rail Line

Train travel on Pingxi Branch Rail Line

If all you ever wanted is to board an old school train and trip along several small towns, Pingxi Branch Rail Line 平溪支线 might just be the thing for you. This day trip off Taipei is our absolute favourite – a scenic ride through beautiful, unspoilt nature and towns that are remains of what was once a thriving coal industry. Pingxi Line is one of the remaining three branch lines that…

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