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Address: No.168 Gaotie West Road, Taibao City, Chiayi County, Taiwan
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+886 5 310 7000

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The Hub for Alishan Forest and Yushan National Park

This small city / train (traditional, non HSR) station is the transport hub for travelling into Alishan Forest and the Yushan National Park. One can take the bus service running... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This small city / train (traditional, non HSR) station is the transport hub for travelling into Alishan Forest and the Yushan National Park. One can take the bus service running 10 times daily uphill, or the Alishan Forest Railway's narrow gauge train ending at Fenqihu running once or twice daily. In fact, if one travels into this city by high... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Lots of old train cars to see, not a whole lot of info. Good place to stop for half an hour, kids would enjoy greatly.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We stayed one night in Chiayi so that we can take the famous Alishan train from Chiayi to midway of Alishan. When we arrived, we found the ticket counter closed and there is only one train at 9am for weekday, Disappointment.

Thank Tony H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Would have given chiayi train cum bus stations 5 stars if not because of the constant harassment from the old ladies who really followed you to the ticketing queue trying too hard to convince people to car pool in their taxis. The staff at the counters were professional and knowledge. After hearing our itinerary plan, they further advised us on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

My friends and I get to know that's the only place where you can take public transport to Alishan. the receptionist at the counter provide us many useful information of places to visit.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

it's a center of the city of chiayi with old style building that seem like we are in good oldie time.

Thank patwns
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Smaller of the HSR stations in Taiwan. MOS Burger is under construction leaving only Family Mart and Starbucks. Many rental car booths. Typically not very busy and easy to get in and out of.

Thank Kristin M
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is the gateway to Fenchihu as the end station but it is quite worth the trip. Although you can get there faster by public bus, but it is a nicer feel to go by train. It will be a 2 hour train ride up to Fenchihu and those with motion sickness; I would recommend taking some pills as there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Very handy for Western comforts like the cinema showing movies in English, Subway and MCDonalds, big supermarkets and also the mountain railway which leaves early every day. Also handy for getting to other major cities such as Khaosuing, Taichung and Taipei on the excellent, cheap and reliable Taiwanese rail network.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

The station is convenient. You tap out, just please ignore every taxi drivers, anyone approaches you will tell you there's no more busses or car will send you up to Alishan. If you are there before 5pm, the last bus will be 5pm to go up. Please go straight to the information counter. The people that offer you to drive... More 

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