CNY train tickets to Alishan to go on sale


TAIPEI–Train tickets for the Alishan Forest Railway during the Lunar New Year holiday will go on sale Jan. 22, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Saturday.

Those planning to take a train to the alpine scenic area, one of Taiwan’s top tourist destinations, during the holiday period Feb. 6-14 may start booking tickets at 6 a.m., Jan. 22 on the website, according to the TRA.

To meet high demand during the Lunar New Year holiday, the TRA said, it will operate two extra round-trip services per day between Chiayi and Fenchihu stations.

The Alishan mountain resort and natural preserve in central Taiwan is known for attractions such as a mountain wilderness area, cherry blossoms, waterfalls, high-altitude tea plantations, and many hiking trails.