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Mount Alishan "sea of clouds" trail

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Mount Alishan "sea of clouds" trail

Postby strider » 23 May 2016, 13:01

I have seen several amazing photos of the Mount Alishan "sea of clouds". However I went there not long ago, and I did not find that there was any way to access to the peak of the mountain, or witness this sea of clouds. The trails appeared very short, low, and limited overall. Can anyone explain how to access the top of the mountain or give any information on what the trail is called?
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Re: Mount Alishan "sea of clouds" trail

Postby hannes » 23 May 2016, 13:31

First of all, as far as I know, there is no single mountain named "Ali" or Mount Alishan down there in Jiayi County. Alishan refers usually to the Alishan Forest Recreation Area or the Alishan National Scenic, which includes the forest recreation area. Many tourists will take the train to Zhushan ("Mt. Zhu") to see the sunrise over Yushan ("Mt. Jade") and from the observation deck there you can indeed see the "Sea of Clouds" depending on the weather and time of day and season in the valley you are overlooking. But that's not the only place where you can see clouds below you. Actually, there are hundreds of spots along high-mountain roads above deep valleys where you can see that phenomenon. Others with more high-mountain experience can probably tell you exactly where the best spots are, but for most you probably need your own means of transport.
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Re: Mount Alishan "sea of clouds" trail

Postby afterspivak » 23 May 2016, 14:31

This awesome B&B provides transport, a thoughtful host who can guide you around if you wish--and ample opportunities to see the "sea of clouds" should weather conditions cooperate:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1433864-d809730-Reviews-Small_Swiss_homestay-Chiayi_County.html

I had a fantastic time staying there and recommend it to anyone wishing to get to know this part of Taiwan.

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Re: Mount Alishan "sea of clouds" trail

Postby StevenCrook » 08 Jun 2016, 09:46

afterspivak wrote:This awesome B&B provides transport, a thoughtful host who can guide you around if you wish--and ample opportunities to see the "sea of clouds" should weather conditions cooperate:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1433864-d809730-Reviews-Small_Swiss_homestay-Chiayi_County.html

I had a fantastic time staying there and recommend it to anyone wishing to get to know this part of Taiwan.

Guy


I second that. I've stayed there - lovely place.
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