Important Information Before Purchasing:
- To participate in this itinerary, reservations and payment must be completed 15 days prior to the departure date.
- This itinerary includes a "Alishan Scenic Postcard Set" as a gift. The style of the gift is random and cannot be chosen. Quantities are limited and available while supplies last.
- The use of the "Sun Moon Lake Ropeway Ticket (excluding Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village admission ticket)" is only valid for boarding at the Yidashao Sun Moon Lake Main Station, and cannot be used for boarding at the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Terminal Station.
- The pick-up location for the charted car service is limited to around Chiayi Train Station, Chiayi High-Speed Rail Station, and hotels in the Chiayi downtown area. The drop-off location is limited to around Taichung Train Station, Taichung High-Speed Rail Station, and hotels in the Taichung downtown area.
- Alishan-Sun Moon Lake 2-day chartered car service for 3 people x 1
- Alishan Forest Recreation Area full tickets x 3
- Alishan Electric Amusement Park - Round-trip tickets for Zhaoping or Shianglin Line (your choice) x 3
- Grandma's Railway Bento x 3
- Sun Moon Lake Ropeway tickets x 3
- 【Gift】Alishan Scenic Postcard Set
"Alishan FunPASS" Redefines Independent Travel! Introducing the first-ever, Taiwan-wide, cross Alishan & Sun Moon Lake electronic package that combines "Charted Car Service + Attraction Tickets + Unique Souvenirs" for the "World Scenery, Must-Visit Taiwan" experience.
【Alishan FunPASS】 Alishan X Sun Moon Lake｜2-day chartered car with 3 people traveling together, where travelers can not only ride in a private car to explore two major scenic areas of Taiwan but also savor the famous Fenqihu bento, take the Alishan electric amusement park car, and experience the Sun Moon Lake Ropeway, among other diverse activities.
Alternatively, you can explore various products of Alishan FunPASS here: https://alishan.welcometw.com/banner/alishanpass. Within three months, you can use the electronic package to explore attractions like the Taiping Suspension Bridge, Danya Tribe Valley, Veoveoana, Guanyin Waterfall, and more, immersing yourself in the culture of the Tsou indigenous people and the forest, providing a deeper and more enriching travel journey!
｜5 Compelling Reasons to Buy
Alishan National Scenic Area is one of Taiwan's most famous tourist destinations, renowned both domestically and internationally for its stunning sunrise, mesmerizing sea of clouds, railway heritage, and picturesque tea plantations. The area boasts a rich cultural heritage including local tea and coffee industries, Tsou indigenous culture, and mountain railways, creating an enchanting and unique ambiance for tourism. Its distinct allure makes it a sought-after destination for international travelers, attracting visitors from around the world each year in search of the beauty of nature and culture.
【Sun Moon Lake】
Sun Moon Lake is a breathtaking natural lake located in Nantou County, Taiwan. Widely praised by international media for its picturesque scenery, Sun Moon Lake is renowned as an enchanting lakeside destination. Its pleasant climate throughout the four seasons is not the only reason why visitors are drawn here; the allure extends beyond the magnificent lake view, encompassing a unique and rich indigenous cultural experience. Tourists can embark on yacht rides, take cable car rides, cycle around the lake, and enjoy maple and cherry blossom viewing, immersing themselves in the beauty of Taiwan's nature and culture. Sun Moon Lake stands as a captivating international tourist destination, certain to attract visitors from all corners of the world in search of an unforgettable vacation experience.
｜Highlights of the Itinerary
① Alishan & Sun Moon Lake 2-day Chartered Car Service
We provide comfortable 5-seater vehicles with a spacious rear compartment, capable of accommodating multiple pieces of luggage: as shown in the image, there are 3 suitcases with dimensions of 32 inches (85cm x 60cm x 30cm) and 1 suitcase with dimensions of 24 inches (55cm x 45cm x 25cm).
※The chartered car service also includes transportation to hotels around the Alishan Forest Recreation Area. We recommend staying at the "Alishan Hotel," which is not only located within the Alishan Forest Recreation Area but also the highest-altitude luxury resort hotel in Taiwan. Check it out at https://tinyurl.com/288bj5cb.
② Alishan's Fenchihu Old Street - A must-try: "Yahu Grandma's Railway Bento."
After the completion of the Alishan Forest Railway, Fenchihu Station became the largest intermediate station on this railway line. This led to railway personnel and passengers often stopping at Fenchihu Old Street and the station for rest, giving rise to the culture of Fenchihu's railway bento. Coupled with the abundant timber resources of Fenchihu at that time, you can still see many charming wooden buildings and wooden clogs specialties on the old street today. This environment provides a profound sense of Taiwan's nostalgic charm from the past. To gain a deeper understanding of Fenchihu, trying the railway bento is a must.
"Yahu Grandma's Railway Bento" is located very close to Fenchihu Train Station, just a 3-minute walk away. The shop is situated on the ground floor of Yahu Mountain Villa. The railway bento offers three main dishes including pork ribs, chicken leg, and braised pork, along with 10 types of freshly prepared side dishes of the day. With generous portions and quality ingredients, it truly lives up to its legacy of being a bento shop in business for over 60 years. It provides tourists with steaming, fresh, and delightful local flavors, making it a classic culinary recommendation endorsed by the locals of Fenchihu.
③ Alishan National Forest Recreation Area & Alishan Electric Amusement Park Car - Round-trip ticket for Zhaoping or Shianglin Line (your choice)
The verse "Admire flowers in spring, seek shade in summer, embrace maple leaves in autumn, and behold clouds in winter" vividly describes the myriad charms of the Alishan National Forest Recreation Area throughout the four seasons. Apart from the sacred trees, Alishan also boasts numerous captivating attractions: the Forest Mini Train, the ethereal Sister Ponds, the magnificent and captivating sea of clouds, the beautiful sunrise over Zhu Mountain, Shouzhen Temple, the centuries-old Ciyun Temple, historical landmarks related to forestry, various blooming cherry blossoms and azaleas in spring... The Alishan Forest Recreation Area stands as an internationally renowned tourist destination that epitomizes Taiwan's misty forest belt. It welcomes travelers from around the world to come and explore the rich and beautiful aspects of Taiwan's mountains and forests.
The Alishan National Forest Recreation Area is the first national forest recreation area in Taiwan to use electric amusement park vehicles. The route of the Alishan electric amusement park vehicles is close to many important attractions within the Alishan Forest Recreation Area, such as the literary and artistic atmosphere of the Zhaoping area, the expert-recommended must-visit Shuishan Sanctuary, and the starting point of the pilgrimage to the sacred (giant) tree cluster in the Xianglin area.
④ Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area - Xiangshan Visitor Center
The Xiangshan Visitor Center is one of the must-visit attractions in the Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area. Designed by a team of Japanese architects led by Norihiko Dan, it is inspired by embracing the Sun Moon Lake. The center is built using a combination of wood grain formwork and concrete, employing post-tensioning construction method. Situated by the shores of Sun Moon Lake, it features two curved structures – the Xiangshan Visitor Center on the western side and the Sun Moon Lake National Park Administration on the eastern side.
With its sloping roof, a semi-open space with a 34-meter span, an infinity pool facing Sun Moon Lake, and the incorporation of Eastern Zen aesthetics, the building exhibits flowing lines, the vibrant green of the lake, the lushness of the lawn, the azure sky, and the simplicity of gray concrete. Depending on the viewer's perspective, whether lying down, looking from above, or from the side, the different viewing angles capture the varying scenery and beauty brought about by the changing times of day, weather conditions, and the transition of seasons at Sun Moon Lake.
Image Source: Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area - Xiangshan Administrative and Visitor Center https://www.sunmoonlake.gov.tw/zh-tw/attractions/detail/80
⑤ Sun Moon Lake Ita Thao Wharf - Ropeway Ride
Enjoy the picturesque Sun Moon Lake with the cable car, your best way to explore. The Sun Moon Lake Ropeway stretches approximately 1877.15 meters, crossing the 1044-meter-high Mount Bijia. The round trip takes about 16 minutes, allowing you to leisurely experience Sun Moon Lake, offering a panoramic view of the lake and mountains in 360 degrees. If the humidity is high, you might even have the chance to witness the misty and enchanting dreamlike scenery. Guaranteed to provide you with a full view of the stunning beauty, it's a not-to-be-missed way to explore Sun Moon Lake.
⑥ Special Gift - Alishan Scenery Postcard
「Alishan Scenery Postcard」A beautiful postcard crafted by combining major attractions like the Alishan Forest Railway, bamboo groves, sea of clouds, sunrise, and sunset. It's perfect for collecting or sending to family and friends on the spot, bringing them the abundant memories of their visit to Alishan and anticipating their next trip to Alishan.