Alishan

Short-termers, like career missionaries, get a day off every week. The first Monday we were so tired from the week before that we all rested. The second week, however, our colleagues took us to Alishan (阿里山). Here are some photos:

Xiding  (隙頂) Scenic Area

Xiding (隙頂) Scenic Area

Alishan Post Office

Alishan Post Office

With our hosts Ed and Beth

With our hosts Ed and Beth

Scenic trail around mountain top

Scenic trail around mountain top

Many of these Cypress trees are over 1,000 years old, 30-45 meters tall, and have a circumference of over 6 meters.

Many of these Cypress trees are over 1,000 years old, 30-45 meters tall, and have a circumference of over 6 meters.

These pathways are newly constructed from a few years ago. This one leads from the Shenmu (神木) area to the railway station.

These pathways are newly constructed from a few years ago. This one leads from the Shenmu (神木) area to the railway station.

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The “little train” that zigzags its way from Chiayi up Alishan. Tickets sold out quickly as the alternative is a long, gruelling bus or car ride through many twists and turns.

Alishan train station

Alishan train station

Carvings from tree stumps at train station

Carvings from tree stumps at train station

2216 m = 7270 ft high

2216 m = 7270 ft high

On the way to Fenqihu (奮起湖), one of 4 towns in the Alishan area.

On the way to Fenqihu (奮起湖), one of 4 towns in the Alishan area.

Fenqihu train station

Fenqihu train station

Too bad the ice cream in persimmon store was closed when we visited :-(

Too bad the ice cream in persimmon store was closed when we visited 😦

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