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?
In a separate post in Oct 2009, it was mention the Alishan railway was damaged last yr.
Anyone know if the railway is repaired?
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.
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?
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.
Is it possible to go by public transport from Chiayi to Sun Moon Lake? If so, which is the best way? Please help. Thanks
Where can I find a reason budget hotelin Chiayi which is near the train station?
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.
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Customer Service Center
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