How to see Chu-Shan Sunrise from Lauya?

For no early bus in early morning from Lauya to catch the sunrise small train at Alishan small train station.
You have to drive yourself (30mins ) or need pickup arrangement to see the sunrise at ChuShan.
We will arrange one way sunrise pickup every night for all our customers. For weather issue,you don't have to reserve slots first.  You can take bus back to Lauya or Chiayi after visiting Alishan Forest Park.

The minimum cost for sunrise pickup from Lauya to Alishan Small train station one way for each person is NT300  (If over 5 persons want to see sunrise from Lauya) to NT1000 ( If only 1 person want to see sunrise from Lauya).

Then you will leave Lauya by VAN then arrive Alishan Small train station after 30mins. You have to buy one way ticket to ChuShan at Alishan Train Station and wait in the line for no reserved seat for small train.
After 30mins small train trip ,you will arrive ChuShan station and wait for the Sunrise there. After Sunrise you have to walk down or take small train back to ZhaoPing station to start hiking in the forest park.

We don't have ticket service and you dont have to book the small train ticket  for no reserved seat tickets could be bought.

a.You can buy sunrise small train ticket one day before the sunrise trip at FenqiHu small train station.

b.30 minutes before the first train on the sunrise day.

For the wether changes a lot  every day! You can buy sunrise small train ticket if you arrive train station 30mins before train departure time.

Even during summer you still have to bring heavy jacket if  you want to enjoy the sunrise at ChuShan.(2~12C)!

Small train and sunrise time (After google translate)
Alishan Weather forecast(Check if you can see sunrise or not )
Real time weather information (After google translate,Lauya is 3~5C warmer than Alishan weather station)
Historical weather data of Alishan(Select the year and month to get historical temp)

Alishan Forest Park Guide Map with suggested sequence 


Any attractions near your homestay? Can you advice some 2D1N plan or tours package for us ? How to travel around Alishan if we stay at your place?

Sorry! We don't have tours service yet. If you need, we will give all our guests  attractions introduction when you arrive Lauya.

For the weather changes a lot every day or seasons, and someone who loves hiking or someone loves peaceful mediation place.  The experience dependents on yourself. We can also help you to arrange pickup driver to where you want to visit.  You can check our nearby attractions map first !


How to buy small train tickets ? Can you buy small train tickets for us ?

Sorry! We don't have ticket service. You can buy tickets online or search for a travel agency.

If you want to buy small train tickets , you have to know which kind of train ticket you want to buy.

There are two different kind of small trains in Alishan area.

A. Small train between Chiayi station and Alishan Station(Main Line,140mins)

For the typhoon issue,the small train only works between Chiayi railway station to FenqiHu station.

Only one small train from Chiayi Railway station at 9:00 every day and two more train at 9:30,10:00 on Staturday from Chiayi Railway station to Fenqihu station. You can check the small train information mentioned later to book train tickets online.


Ticket information  <-Lots of old and wrong information,please google translate  chinese version for last information.

Small train online Booking (Id number is your passport number,Bring your passport to get the tickets at Chiayi ,FenqiHu train station) 

 If you want to see the ChuShan sunrise the next day,you can also buy sunrise small train ticket when you arrive Chiayi staion or FenQiHu station.


B. Small train line inside Alishan Forest Park.(ChuShan Line,Shenmu Line,Zhaoping Line)

If you want to see sunrise at ChuShan ,you can buy sunrise train ticket one day before your sunrise day at Chiayi station or Fenqihu station before 16:00 every day. But if you will not arrive above stations,you still can buy sunrise train ticket at Alishan small train station 30mins before the first small train depart. We usually will give our guests a depature time from lauya every day,if you can leave our homestay on time,you can buy the sunrise tickets and catch the sunrise small train.


If you offer tours to Yushan to see the sunrise? If not, would you know any contacts that do?

We usually help our guests to arrange pickup to Alishan small train station to catch sunrise in ChuShan.

But can aslo help you to arrange pickup to TataChia if you "really" want !


We seldom suggest guests to Yushan (Actually it's tatchia where just near the hiking trail entrance of Yushan at roadside).


It's not beautiful as Chushan. And both place you will see sun pass through Yushan.


That usually for visitors who miss small train to Chushan or cannot throw off the swarm of guides

and hotel touts who cluster round the Chiayi bus or train station entrance.



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