Friday, 22 January 2010

Alishan hiking 阿里山步道

(photo by Samsung)

(photo by Samsung)

阿里山竹林步道 像是電影場景



民視記者 翁郁容
來到阿里山 除了可以看風景 還可以走步道 而且這邊漂亮到會讓你拍照拍個不停


阿里山國家風景管理處 處長 曾漢洲
阿里山國家風景管理區這幾年修建完整了幾條步道 八八風災後 我們也趕快把它整修 雖然有部份受損 像是我們迷糊步道 適合老少咸宜 可以聽到流水聲 夏季有蟲鳴鳥叫 好像大地的八部合音 天籟的八部合音 非常的好 都適合大家來走


民視新聞 翁郁容 葉尚松 嘉義報導

Hiking in Alishan

When it comes to Alishan, most people have the impression of a picturesque mountain landscape, tea farms and indigenous culture. But in fact there’s some fantastic hiking to be enjoyed there. Follow FTV's Michella Jade Weng into the bamboo and cedar tree forests of Alishan. ##

Alishan, known for its picture-perfect mountains and sea of clouds, has much more to do than just looking at scenery.

Michella Jade Weng
In Alishan, in addition to views, there are also trails, and they're so beautiful that your camera is probably not going to get any rest.

There are several trails like this one through a bamboo forest, and you can romp around off the paved path so long as you don't get lost.

Han-chou Tseng
Alishan Scenic Area Admin.
We've renovated several trails over the last few years, and also after Typhoon Morakot because there were some damages. Trails like the Mihu Trail are suitable for all ages. You can hear the sound of water as you walk along, and in the summer, the sound of birds and insects as well.

There are also trails through cedar tree forests and tea farms as well. Depending on when you come, you may even smell tea leaves being processed as you walk along.

Of course you can also have a tea party or enjoy a nice meal with tea leaves as the main ingredient.

From most of the restaurants, you'll have a great view, and if the weather's nice, you can even see a snow-capped Yushan in the distance.

Then in the evening as the sun descends behind the mountains, you'll probably feel that you'd like to visit Alishan again.

Michella Jade Weng/Formosa TV/Chiayi

More pictures and commentary on the pix here.

We had a hard time with this story. We hoped for a sea of clouds - no clouds, just dust. We were asked to film beautiful, rolling hills of tea farms - the tea trees had just been pruned down and were a deep, green and not-so-pretty shade. Oh well. We managed to get a 1'20'' story out of it. It wasn't a story with images of the beautiful Alishan that we had in mind, but it was acceptable. It's difficult when one person plans everything from the office and then sends us out to the location to find that nothing is as planned. Then we practically have to crack our head open trying to come up with other acceptable footage. Well, I suppose that's what a challenge is. Hm. Yes. Challenge. So, bring it on!

The place we stayed at this time was quite decent - a B&B only about a year old. Here's a UDN article on it. It's only been around for a year, quite clean, and the owner, Mr Lai, is quite nice. Plus, he has a fantastic grandmother who makes delicious herb infused rice cakes ;) I believe breakfast is included in the cost of the room (listed price starts around TWD3500 or so), but if he likes you and you chat up a storm, he'll invite you to a homemade dinner with his family. Upon request, he'll take you hiking and give you a guided tour of the fantastic trails nearby.

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so zai said...

好美哦阿里山.. 初次到访,你好 =)

翁郁容 Michella Jade Weng ミシェラ・オング said...

Thanks for visiting :)

Susana said...

Great photos! We just got back to Barcelona from our tour of Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. We were super busy in Taiwan with our concerts and masterclasses, but managed to escape to Taroko for 3 days... it was gorgeous and brought so many good memories of my years in Taiwan...

翁郁容 Michella Jade Weng ミシェラ・オング said...

It's nice to hear that you guys had a good time. I'm in Tokyo right now, and I retraced some of my footsteps back to my graduate school. It's been about six years since I've walked there from Mejiro, where I lived for about four months. I had nearly forgotten how to get to the school, and it was only about a 15 minute walk! Once I did find my way, it brought back some memories for me, too. Ah...

guillet said...

Hi from France,

very nice pics of Taiwan. It seems to be like Sitou, the bamboo forest...such a nice place to be.

Here are our videos for TaiwanBestTrip contest

Back to Taiwan soon..

翁郁容 Michella Jade Weng ミシェラ・オング said...


Nice video! Thanks for sharing :)