The pathless mountain region of Alishan, in the heart of Taiwan, is famous for its magnificent forests and huge cypress trees. As though in a fairy-tale world, the roots of the giant trees spread like mystical tentacles across the ground.
According to legend, two sisters killed themselves by drowning in the 'Pond of Two Sisters' due to their unhappiness caused by unrequited love. Even today, this place possesses both a romantic and poignant atmosphere and is one of Alishan's most popular tourist attractions.
Thought to be 3,000 years old, theAlishan Sacred Tree is quite outstanding. In 1956, it was struck by lightning and died, yet the dead giant has lost nothing of its mighty appearance.
Indeed, in the Tree Spirit Pagoda, the spirit of these ancient and honorable trees is still worshipped today.
Each of Alishan’s trees are a unique natural wonder and a true testament to the amazing power and diversity of nature.