Alishan Train Station

Alishan Train Station - Panorama

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As you can see in the pan, the people on the left side of the pan had walked over to the right side by the time I had shot the final frames.

The original train station was severely damaged after the 921 Earthquake. The station reopened after years of reconstruction this month at a cost of NT$120 million (US$3.6 million). It is the largest railway station made of wood in Taiwan [China Post].

Alishan Train Station

The station’s beautiful information board:

Alishan Train Station

Alishan Train Station

Alishan Train Station

Cathy is about a million times more photogenic than I am, which explains why there are so many more pictures of her than of me in this series of posts:

Alishan Train Station

Alishan Train Station

Just about the only railroad picture on the whole trip I took where there wasn’t someone in the background:

Alishan Train Station

Went outside and attempted a pan of the second and third floors of the station from the balcony. On the bottom of the photo towards the left you can see my shadow:

Alishan Train Station - Panorama

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There were also a handful of interesting moths, insects, and mosquitoes hanging out outside the building:

Alishan Train Station

Alishan Train Station

Alishan Train Station

Alishan Train Station

Alishan Train Station

After playing around the station for awhile we stopped here for dinner, they make a pretty mean grilled pork dish:

Restaurant

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All information, unless otherwise noted is from various tourist brochures, information plaques, and the Alishan Forest Recreation Area website.

 

2 thoughts on “Alishan Train Station

  1. In may I was there, you had better weather ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Unfortunatly, I read that the railway was damaged heavily by the typhoon Morakot.
    I am planning my next trip to Taiwan in the end of october, and I really hope that everything is repaired then.
    P.S. I also like photographing bugs, but I prefer spiders ๐Ÿ˜‰

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