THERE IS AN OVER-ABUNDANCE of mountain scenery in Taiwan, so it may be hard to know where to begin. The Alishan Forest Recreation Area is as good as any. Trails covered in mossy green trees which pierce the cloudy sky, wind through the mist, and yet this beauty is served by regular trains and shuttle buses. Don’t miss the forest train to Fenqihu- we did!
Sun Moon Lake gets a bit tacky, but that doesn’t mean you should miss it. And between the two areas are a handful of quaint old towns joined by a quirky little rail line.