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    Alishan Forest Recreation Area, Alishan Township, Chiayi County 605, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

One of the must-visit attractions in Alishan is the Sisters Ponds (姊妹潭), which sit at an altitude of over 2,100 meters. Comprising two natural mountain lakes of different sizes, visitors can explore the panoramic views along the trail encircling the ponds, and admire the clear, emerald green, and tranquil waters from various angles. The larger of the two ponds, known as the ""Elder Sister Pond,"" even features a pavilion made of cypress wood at its center, providing a serene spot to enjoy the gentle breeze.

Despite the stunning beauty of the Sisters Ponds (姊妹潭), there is a poignant love story behind them. Legend has it that two sisters of the Tsou tribe fell in love with the same man. To avoid disrupting their sisterly bond, they ultimately chose to end their lives together by jumping into the ponds, adding a touch of legend to the Sisters Ponds (姊妹潭). However, according to modern research, this tear-jerking love story was actually fabricated by a photographer in the past to attract tourists for photography. Another more credible version is also circulating among the public, so it's worth seeking advice from our professional guides on-site.

This is just one of the attractions in Alishan. Other must-see sights include the century-old sacred tree grove and the experience of riding the Alishan Forest Railway, ensuring a memorable visit to this mountainous region.


  • Entrance free is included in TWD200 ticket of Alishan Forest Recreation Area.

Alishan - Giant Forest

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