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Alishan TownshipSandai TreeJoin Trip
Last Change Time:2017-11-08Published by:Planning Section
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The famous Alishan 3-Generation Wood is located by the forest trail in the Alishan Forest Recreation Spot. It means an unusual scene of the 3-generation old tree. The first old red cypress lived for 1500 years then dried to death. Its main trunk was spread out on the ground. After 250 years, the moss on the trunk kept its surface wet and plenty of sunshine came from the sky since the old tree fell down, so the 2nd generation tree sprout lived on nutrition of the dried wood and grew strong. Three hundred years later, the 2nd generation wood slowly became old and empty, but a new sprout came out again, so that becomes the 3rd generation wood today. In Taiwan red cypress forests, it is not unusual to see three generations growing in the same area together. However, this 3-generation giant red cypress is taller than 10 meters. Its thick branches, many leaves, and twisted roots and intricate gnarls make it look like a beautiful heart shape, so it becomes the favorite photo place for lovers and wedding couples. It is also the most popular spot to see cherry blossoms. People even nickname the trail which is from Alishan Working Station to the 3-Generation Wood “Cherry-Wood Blossom Path”. When you visit Alishan, you may want to see these valuable old trees. Maybe hundreds or thousands of years later there will be the 4th, the fifth or even the 6th generation green trees coming out. You will never know.
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  • 886-5-2679917
  • By Car
  • 1. Zhongshan Highway: Exit Jiayi Junction -> Take County Highway No.159 to Jiayi City -> Take Provincial Highway No. 18 (Shixian Road, Wufeng South Road) and connect to Alishan Highway -> Pass Chukou, Longmei, Longtou, Shizhao and continue to arrive at the destination.
    2. Taiwan Highway No.3: Exit the Zhongpu Junction towards Chukou -> Alishan Highway -> Pass Chukou, Longmei, Longtou, Shizhao and continue to arrive at the destination.
    Note: There will be Forest Recreation Areas signage once exit the junction; the destination is about 75km from the entrance gate of Forest Recreation Areas.
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  • Address
  • 605No. 56, Leye, Zhongshan Vil., Alishan Township, Ch
  • Opening Times
  • open all day
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  • Remark
  • 1. Detailed fares and opening hours are subjected to the information that Alishan Forest Recreation Area has officially released
    2.Suggest that Self-drive tourists should fill up the gas near Ding Liou before going on the mountains, because there is no open-all-day gas station in the later journey

    No. 56, Leye, Zhongshan Vil., Alishan Township, Chiayi County, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
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