HEAVENS COMING DOWN

Alishan, where you can view rivers of clouds flowing over mountains.  Don’t even know where to begin.  This has got to be one of the highest mountains I have been on, not sure what the exact specifications were, but we were circling in a bus around a mountain for at least 1.5 hours.  Upwards of course.

So high that I can actually see the clouds,

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beneath me.
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Crazy!

For those that are asking if Alishan is worth the trip (it’s about a 2 – 3 hour bus ride from Tainan).  Well, YES YOU SHOULD.

There is just so much to do here, granted we only stayed for one night but I will want to come back (during the summer though, winter was too cold).

When we arrived, we dropped our stuff off at a not so luxurious hostel (there are better ones I am sure).  We then took a train that takes us up to the hiking part of Alishan.

Breathe in some fresh air folks!  We hiked about 2 hours or so, I was so tired.  But getting some fresh air in my dirty lungs is much needed (no i don’t smoke, I live in HK).

Fresh Airs = Trees.  A lot of trees.  A lot of tall trees:

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There’s also some major sites you need to see while on the hiking trail, like the sister pond.

Yeah……It’s nice but it’s just a pond.  Okay maybe you can skip this part.

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Make your way to the Tse Wan Temple for the best view (in my opinion).  Like I said earlier, watching clouds beneath you is just so surreal (looking at it from a plane does not count, please).  Sharing some shots that I took:

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After the hike, we decided to see the sunset (which was was about 6PM during winter).  We were dam freezing.  Tried to take a time lapse video, and obviously failed.  I think I need a tripod to do that.  Sunset was awesome, but….didn’t take any pictures because I was so busy with my failed time lapse video.  Instead, took a night shot of the area =)

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Finally, the next morning we woke up super early (5AM) to catch the sunrise.  We couldn’t =) stupid rain and fog.  I vow, to come again and see this dam sun rise! Oh well, this was my view point on the mountain, it would’ve been super nice if the sun actually showed its face.

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That’s all!  A memory stop point in my Taiwan trip =)

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