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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.

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    Re: Alishan Forest Railway

    by nuttyazn Online Now Oct 5, 2009 at 9:08 AM


    Alishan Railway wont be up for the next one year - earliest if at all. It was severely damaged.

    Some Minsus (BnB) are offering tours and homestay from after the 15th of Oct but pickup is arranged by them inx$ and the travel is said to be a bit bumpy.

    With all this rain falling now all over Taiwan, I would avoid the Mountain region since there is still a good chance for Rock slides.

    Sun moon lake,Toroko are still not seriously affected so you can visit those places. It would be best to check again a few days before departure on the current situation.

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