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    • Climbing Yushan in One Day

      Taiwan May 13, 2015 at 8:38 PM

      I would like to find out how to do the above summit bid:

      1) how to get the two permits: mountain and police permits? How long does it take? How early does the police station at the trail head open?

      2) initial idea is to hire a moped/scooter from a nearby (or not-so-close) town/city before riding to the trail head before dawn. How easy is it to hire the wheels with a UK licence? How much does it usually costs?

      3) how long is the hike? How arduous? For reference, I had climbed Mt Kinabaru at 4100m ASL last year.

      4) what other issues I should consider?

      Thank you in advance!!

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    • Family Trip to Taiwan

      Taiwan May 3, 2015 at 9:43 PM

      Hi all, we are visiting Taiwan in the month of July and would like to know some mid-range hotel recommendation for family of 6. Beside that, we also need recommendation on on ground tour around places away from taiwan like Alishan and Sun Moon Lake. Or is it cheaper to hire a driver to bring us around?

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    • Chiayi weather condition

      by redshorts Online Now May 25, 2010 at 9:07 AM

      Saw on news that taiwan is experiencing the Mei Yu season (raining) and there are landslides and flood in the southern part of taiwan and Alishan is affected too.

      I'm going to chiayi and puli next week.

      Anyone knows how's the weather condition at chiayi?

      1 Answer May 25, 2010 at 6:52 PM
    • Alishan Forest Railway back to business?

      by redshorts Online Now Mar 29, 2010 at 9:14 AM

      In a separate post in Oct 2009, it was mention the Alishan railway was damaged last yr.

      Anyone know if the railway is repaired?

      2 Answers Apr 25, 2010 at 9:05 AM
    • Alishan Forest Railway

      by sonicadham Online Now Oct 2, 2009 at 11:04 AM

      Hi ,
      Can anyone pls update me with the current status of Alishan Forest Railway? i m reaching Taiwan on 30th october, and plan to stay at Chiayi on 3rd Nov, do a day trip to Alishan on 4th Nov.

      1 Answer Oct 5, 2009 at 9:08 AM
    • Chiayi to Taroko Gorge

      by babesally Online Now Oct 19, 2007 at 2:35 AM

      Hello

      I am planning to visit Alishan and Taroko Gorge, will tavel to Chiayi from Taipei, visist Alishan. Can i go from Chiayi to Taroko Gorge, is there a direct transportation link? Or do I need to go from Chiayi to Taichung then change bus to Hualina, then from Hualian to Taroko Gorge?


      And when I travel from Taipei down to chiayi, most likely will arrive in the late afternoon. Are there still buses availabel for going to Alishan? What time is the last bus from Chiayi to Alishan?

      Many thanks

      1 Answer Oct 20, 2007 at 7:33 AM
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      Chiayi or Taichung

      by Marcialina Online Now Jun 19, 2007 at 10:09 AM

      I'm comtemplating to stay overnight at Chiayi or head to my next stop - Taichung after returning from Alishan. Kindly advise wat can i do tat evening when in Chiayi. I need help in finding hostel in chiayi too.

    • chiayi to Sun Moon Lake

      by taimay Online Now May 4, 2007 at 5:23 AM

      Is it possible to go by public transport from Chiayi to Sun Moon Lake? If so, which is the best way? Please help. Thanks

      3 Answers Feb 18, 2012 at 11:02 PM
    • Chiayi Hotel

      by taimay Online Now May 2, 2007 at 5:31 AM

      Where can I find a reason budget hotelin Chiayi which is near the train station?

      3 Answers Aug 5, 2011 at 2:42 AM
    • Chiayi THSR station to Chiayi Forest Railway station

      by eggbravo Online Now Apr 9, 2007 at 7:45 AM

      I got this reply from THSR. Hope it will help those who intend to go Alishan.

      Dear Mr. Lim,

      Thank you for taking the time to e-mail Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation regarding our operation. Due to the large number of emails received and very limited staff, we apologize for any delay in reply.

      If you wish to go to Chiayi Railway Station from THSR Chiayi Station, we suggest you take Chiayi City Bus which services the route. The route map is available here: yoyonet.biz/egoing/bus/wunch.... The time of travel is roughly 30-45 minutes on the bus. For detailed information, please contact Chiayi City Bus directly at 05-275-0895.

      If you are visiting the Alishan National Park, you'll need to purchase tickets from the Chiayi Railway Station. The one-way fare is about NT399 and the trip will take about 3.5 hours. Currently there are two trains heading up the Alishan National Park per day, one at 9am and one at 1:30pm. Starting April 15th, only the afternoon train will be in service (except on weekends, both trains will be available). There are more information on the official Alishan Forest Railway website: http://railway.forest.gov.tw/.

      Thank you again for your generous support and care. We hope the above information is helpful to your travel plans with THSR. Should you have any additional questions about our products or services, please feel free to contact us at any time. Your continuous suggestions and comments will be very helpful and valuable to us.

      Sincerely,

      Taiwan High Speed Rail

      Customer Service Center

      1 Answer Apr 10, 2007 at 10:50 AM
    • Chia Yi -- Alishan -- TienHsiang

      by yongleekeng Online Now Nov 3, 2003 at 9:41 AM

      Am travelling independently around Taiwan from Nov24 to Dec3 with 3 families(10pax), and part of my plans is the lovely Chia Yi to Alishan Railway. Just some questions: 1) Is there any public transport from Alishan onwards to TienHsiang via the cross-island highway? If so, what is the frequency, timing and cost? 2) Alternatively, any possibility of hring a van for the Alishan--TienHsiang trip? 3) What is the latest condition of the cross-island highway? Thank you and best regards, Yong

      2 Answers Aug 25, 2006 at 5:55 AM