How can you travel one of Taiwan’s most popular tourist attractions?
The News Lens
By: Steven Crook
The high-altitude resort of Alishan has long been one of Taiwan’s most popular tourist destinations, thanks to an alluring blend of mountain scenery, pristine forests, indigenous culture and temperatures appreciably lower than the 30-plus degrees Celsius often experienced on the lowlands.
For some, the narrow-gauge railway that climbs from 30 m (98 ft) above sea level to 2,216 m (7,270 ft) is reason enough to visit Alishan. This century-old railroad – built to carry supplies up and felled trees down – features no fewer than 77 bridges and 50 tunnels, and delivers passengers to the heart of Alishan National Forest Recreation Area. [FULL STORY]