Alishan National Scenic Area 250 years ago, a chief of the Tsou tribe went hunting in a mountain and had great gains. In memory of the chief, the Tsou tribe named the Alishan. During the Japanese occupation, the Japanese chopped the forests and shipped the wood back to Japan. However, the deforestation had irritated the tree god that the Japanese set up a tower to worship the tree god. Alishan is very famous for the sunrise view and the cloud ocean. The clouds are so dense and thick that the mountaintops appear like islands on the cloud ocean. The best time to watch the cloud season is autumn and visitors can go to Ziyun Temple, Alishan Hotel, Alishan Rail Station, Zaoping Park and the first parking lot. In addition, the Alishan Forest Railway is also very famous because it is one of the three mountain rails in the world. Chiayi County Related sites National ParkYu Mountain (Yushan) National ParkNational Scenic AreaBudai Salt FieldsAogu WetlandsHaomei Village Nature ReserveFenqihu Scenic AreaRuili Scenic AreaSouthwest Coast National Scenic AreaSiraya National Scenic AreaAlishan National Scenic AreaNational Forest Recreation AreaAlishan National Forest Recreation AreaSceneryRenyi Lake ReservoirCengwen ReservoirNight Market/SnackBudai Tourist Fish MarketMuseum/Gallery/MemorySouthern Branch of the National Palace MuseumFarmsChiayi Farm (temporarily closed) Recommendation 27 Recommendation QR code Travel Information （Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.） TEL：+886-5-259-3900Address：No.51, Checheng, Chukou Village, Fanlu Township, Chiayi CountyLongitude/Latitude：120.604658/23.439181Web：http://www.ali-nsa.net/Transportation：Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Zhongpu Interchange → Prov. Hwy 18Public：Take a train to Chiayi Railway Station, continue by Chiayi County Bus (bound for Alishan) to Alishan or Chiayi Bus (bound for Chukou) to Li-ming Elementary School.