Alishan National Scenic Area – Sea of Clouds, Taiwan

Sea of Clouds near Alishan National Scenic Area in Taiwan

Sunset Over the “Sea of Clouds” near Alishan National Scenic Area in Taiwan

The “Sea of Clouds” near the Alishan National Scenic Area in the mountains above Chiayi, Taiwan was a breathtaking site. You could actually watch the clouds forming, flowing and dissipating as they moved across the tea fields in the valley far below. Overall it had been a very cloudy day, with occasional rain, but just before sunset ” mother nature” decided to put on a show for those of us that had braved the elements and wandered up the path back to the observation point. Hiking around Alishan is beautiful and we also rode the forest railway. It requires a bit of effort to get to Alishan National Scenic Area, but it is well worth it. We also hear that it is incredibly beautiful during Cherry Blossom Season.

Getting to Alishan National Scenic Area and What Does it Cost?

The easiest way to get to the Alishan National Scenic Area is by driving, but you can get to Alishan by Direct bus from Chiayi, Taiwan (Chiayi TRA station, Around $8 USD)Entrance Fee to Alishan National Scenic Area: NT$150 (around $5 USD) per person if you arrive by public transportation, or NT$200 (around $7 USD) if you arrive by your own transport.

Photo Of Sea of Clouds Information

Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP DSLR
Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L II USM
Exposure: 1/250 sec @ f/16
ISO: 100

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In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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