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Alishan National Scenic Area

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     What is AliShan famous for? It's famous for its sunrises on a sea of clouds, AliShan Forest Railway, hiking trails, and high mountain tea.
     That day, I went for a walk in the forrest, I saw woods, I heard birds singing and I took several deep breaths of fresh air. The shades of those giant trees flourished the legend of AliShan girls as clear and beautiful as crystal. AliShan, one of the most famous landmark of Taiwan is always the tourist attraction.

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A: Alishan Sunrise View Platform(阿里山祝山觀日平台)

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B: Yu Shan north-north peak

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C: Central Weather Bureau Yu Shan N-Peak weahter observation station

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H: 南投信義鄉阿肥天空農場

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J: Nei Hu Elemetary School Nanto County

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