Day 043 : Discovering Alishan

“高山清,涧水蓝,阿里山的姑娘美如水呀,阿里山的少年壮如山。”I grew up with this song and it’s just amazing to come to this place the song talked about.

And it’s true. The mountain ranges are beautiful, the stream clear and blue, and the ladies wonder-full! 😀

Visited a teahouse to try the famous Alishan highland teas and was served by 2 absolutely lovely 邹族 (Zou Tribe) aborigine ladies - 安惠萍 and 阳惠珊. Such a joy to appreciate fine tea in the company of great travelling companions and jovial Alishan folks.

Standing on the ruins of an old Shinto shrine at 奋起湖, an old mid-mountain town once occupied by Japanese.

My encounters with Cherry Blossoms have always been through photots or of the plastic kind. So thrilled to see them for real!

Sunset on Alishan. A pity the view was blocked at the place we were staying in.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jassy
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 23:39:28

    nice sunset


    • Darren Ng
      Feb 15, 2012 @ 10:10:19

      i was told Alishan has got even better spots where the sunset view is even more stunning. i just had to make the best of the bad site i was at.


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