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Chiayi County has majestic and broad scenery surrounded with hills and waters, posessing awesome landscapes and seascapes. It is the only county in Taiwan that has as many as three great national scenic areas:

Alishan National Scenic Area

Siraya National Scenic Area

Southwest Coast National Scenic Area

 Alishan town is the hometown of Tzou tribe In the east of Chiayi, Alishan town is the hometown of Tzou tribe and iconic Taiwan attractions of forests and mountains. The Tzou tribe is one of the aboriginal tribes. Adjacent to Taiwan's highest mountain, the Jade Mountain, the town is famous of its breathtaking sunrise and sunset, sea of clouds, magnificent and lifting Sacred Tree, bright-colored and beautiful cherry blossoms, well-known high mountain Forest Train, hidden densely wooded, ancient roads, and ravine waterfall. Furthermore, the Tzou tribe has engrossing mountains and forest culture. The ancestry legends increases the intensely interesting depth and the charm for Alishan, which wins the fame of "the high green mountain and the steep blue ravine". The activities held by the government, such as "Impressions of Sunrise" and "Life Legumes Seasons", also increased cultural elements for the natural tourism resources of Alishan, and created a brand-new experience to tourists.

In the west, there are seashore and salt pan scenery of the Fishing Harbor’s Oyster shed in Budai Township, Dongshih Township, etc. In the Haomeili Mangrove Conservation Area, which is along the coast of Budai, not only plants such as Kandelia Obovata and Avicennia marina are widely flourishing, but also diversified Herons are soaring through the sky. On the ebb, some creatures, such as Fiddler crab and mudskipper will come out from their nests. The wetland is full of interesting and exuberant nature, meanwhile, the abundant ecological environment and azure sea area are formed with attractive and leisurely scenery along the coast of Chiayi.

The Tropic of Cancer passes through 23.5 N, brings unique geography characteristics for Chiayi. In the summer solstice, there are some activities, such as standing the eggs and standing a bamboo pole without having anyshadow in the Tropic of Cancer Solar Exploration Center on the Dragon BoatFestival day, which always fascinate whole families to come. In the recentyears, the fireworks on the National Day and the national Lantern Festivalwere successively held in Chiayi, and this let people have a resplendentbr and-new impression on Chiayi. The most anticipative things are even underconstruction.

National Palace Museumwhich is scheduled to open in 2010 and set up the goal "Asian art culture center", has simultaneously including setting up the station of the transport service of the Taiwan High Speed Rail. It is expected to attract domestic and foreign tourists visiting here and to be the burgeoning cultural tourist spots of south central Taiwan. The National Palace Museum collects and displays many cultural treasure of Imperial Palace. It will become one of the best Museums in Asia and open a front door striding forward to Asian area and connecting with the international stage.
National Palace Museum Except for the modern development, Chiayi even has nostalgic reserves. Chiayi County is full of century temples with smoke from burning incense. And it is also the place holding the most prudent and joyously magnificent ceremony on the birthday of each main Buddha. From the Mazu Pilgrimage to welcoming the Ke King in the Chongshuei Road, not only the local people wholeheartedly engage in these religious activities, but also these religious activities attract streams of people for pilgrimage from nation-wide.

Simi larly, travelers from foreign land linger on without any thought of leaving, and they even praise profusely on the local curb service, century stores, such as Minsyong goose meat, Budai sea food, Dongshih oyster, Hsinkang candies, duck thick soup, etc. These excellent delicacies even make gods and Buddha jump over the wall! In order share these featured attractions with all the tourists, we have integrated many cultural and religious spots an aveling routes to suit your need. we invite abundant natural and indulgence yourself in the relaxing atmosphere.
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