The Alishan National Park (A-li-shan ; 阿里山國家風景區; Ālǐshān) is one of Taiwan’s most famous natural beauties. High on the mountain, around 2000 meters above sea level, this was exactly the break I needed from the hot winter of Tainan.
I joined a happy Taiwanese-Russian group I didn’t know very well before but have come to like alot. I took a ride to Chia-Yi (Jia-Yi) and joined the group mini-bus from there, 2-3 hours riding up the gorgeous mountains. Once up on the mountain, I got to see one of the most spectacular views yet – what they call “The river of clouds”.
Breath-taking. Taiwan never ceases to surprise me.