Alishan Township, Chiayi County 605
Yingting Shih’s ShihTrip review:
There are three places to watch the sunrise in Alishan, namely the Ogasawara Observation Deck, the Zhushan Sun Viewing Platform, and the Gaoyue Sun Viewing Platform. To watch the sunrise, you have to arrive at Alishan Railway Station very early. If the departure time is 5:30, you have to arrive at the station one hour earlier (4:30) to buy a ticket. Next, you have to enter the train platform half an hour earlier (5:00) to line up for the train. This will give you a better chance of reaching each viewing platform before sunrise. If you miss the first train and get on the second train, then the chances of seeing the sunrise are actually very small. Although the sunrise can be seen from all three platforms, the difficulty of reaching is different. Because Zhushan Sunrise Platform (you have to walk from Dugaoyue Station to Zhushan Station because Zhushan Station is currently under construction) and Dugaoyue Sunrise Platform are both next to the train station, you can easily reach them. If you want to watch the sunrise from the Ogasawara Observation Deck, you have to go up from Zhushan Station. Because the view here is the best, I recommend you to go straight to the Ogasawara viewing platform, which is the route introduced in this article.