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Yu Mountain (Yushan) National Park

Yu Mountain (Yushan) is the centerpiece of the Yu Mountain (Yushan) National Park, which covers a total of 105,490 hectares including large sections of the Central Mountain Range. The park encompasses a variety of habitats ranging from broadleaf forest at lower altitudes to mixed forest, coniferous forest, bamboo, and finally, at the highest elevations, waist-high arrow bamboo, clumps of conifers, and bare rocky outcrops. Flowers include azaleas, which abound in spring, and a wide variety of colorful alpine blossoms. The park is home to a large variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and butterflies. In the past, many of these species became endangered due to over-hunting; but with the establishment of the Yu Mountain(Yushan) National Park, they are gradually making a comeback. Larger mammals such as the black bear, sambar deer, Taiwan macaque, and serows (a type of goat antelope) can sometimes be seen, and their call is often heard.

Tataka Visitor Center
Nanan Visitor Center
Meishan Visitor Center

※Please check the Trail Conditions before departure.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
TEL:
+886-49-270-2200 (Tataka Visitor Center)
Address:
Prov. Hwy 18, Ali Mountain(Alishan) Township, Chiayi County
Longitude/Latitude:
120.89037/23.487691
Web:
http://www.ysnp.gov.tw/css_en/default.aspx
Transportation:

Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Zhongpu Interchange → Prov. Hwy 18 (New Central Cross-Island Highway Chiayi-Yu Mountain (Yushan) Route)

Public:

Train:

  1. Take the train to Ershui Station. Then take the Jiji Line to Shuili Station and continue by the Yuanlin Bus (Shuili-Dongpu Line) to Dongpu (the last stop). From Dongpu you can take a taxi to Tataka Visitor Center.
  2. Take the Ali Mountain (Alishan) Forest Railway from Chiayi to Ali Mountain (Alishan) (the last station). Then continue by taxi to Tataka Visitor Center.

Bus:

  1. From Gancheng Bus Station in Taichung, take the All-Da Bus (Taichung-Shuili Line) to Shueili (the last stop). Then take the Yuanlin Bus (Shuili-Dongpu Line) to Dongpu (the last stop) and continue by taxi to Tataka Visitor Center.
  2. Take the Chiayi County Bus (Chiayi-Ali Mountain (Alishan) Line) to Alishan (the last stop). Then continue by taxi to Tataka Visitor Center.
Remarks:

Yushan National Park Ecological Protected Area Online Park Entry Application