History of Chiayi

Prison of Chiayi

The history of Chiayi. It has a Hinoki village and a mining track which we visited. One of the places we visited was their prison. The prison was closed between 12:00 and 13:30h. Before entering we walked around and enjoyed some bubbletea. We found that the prison was rather mother with small cells. It has some outside courts and bathing places. We found it very intriguing.

Address: Chiayi Old Prison – Google Maps
Website: 國定古蹟嘉義舊監獄 (moj.gov.tw)
Admission: Free

Fenqihu (Alishan)

Part of the history of Chiayi is the railway for mine workers and used to go to Alishan. It was not possible to go to Alishan for us, because of typhoon damage. This train departed once a day. The tickets were sold out very vast and we could not get on the train. We did however manage to get train tickets for a return ride. So we took the bus that departed from Chiayi train station and road to Fenqihu (the last place the train stopped). The walking trails were very nice. Our top attraction was the train. And it was really nice. The trains max speed was around 30 kilometres an hour. Boy, did we had much fun.

Address: Fenqihu Old Street – Google Maps
Address: Alishan National Forest Recreation Area – Google Maps
Website: Alishan Forest Railway and Cultural Heritage Office

Alishan Forest Railway

These are our views from the train.

We enjoyed this ride very much. If you want to read more about our last day in Chiayi, go to Arrived in Chiayi » Taiwan (timellen.net)

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