The sacred tree of Alishan is a thousand-year-old red cypress tree, which is strong and old, and is a very precious plant. The plank road is built around these thousand-year-old trees, allowing visitors to watch these trees up close. Walking in the forest and breathing fresh air is great!
The Shenmu Scenic Area in Alishan is mainly to see red cypress trees. Some of them are giant trees of thousands of years. It takes several people to surround the trunks. It can be seen that the trees are huge. These are all forbidden to be felled. In the past, it was only Japan that collected wood for transportation. Go back to Japan to build the wood used for imperial buildings and shrines. In order to get closer to the sacred trees, build plank roads for tourists to take pictures.
The giant wood group plank road is divided into two sections, one section and two sections, with a total length of about 1,000 meters. The whole process is erected in an elevated manner. A total of 36 giant red cypress trees can be admired along the line, just like walking under the feet of giants and experiencing Alishan cypress Lin's majestic style. The plank road No. 1 has a total length of 600 meters, and 20 giant trees can be admired along the route, starting from Chitose cypress. The No. 2 plank road is 400 meters long, and 16 giant trees can be admired along the route, especially the No. 28 giant tree. The plank road prevents the roots of the trees from being trampled and injured by a large number of tourists, and also protects the ground cover plants.
There are not many tourists, you can walk quietly, very close to the station, where you can absorb the fresh air of nature, be completely surrounded by forests, admire the shadows of giant trees, and sigh the magic of three thousand years of trees. The instructions on the plank road are very clear. There are many steps, up and down, and the walking is relatively tiring, and it takes more than an hour to circle down. The forest hears a lot of crisp bird calls, refreshing, and there are many precious animals haunting, but it is a test of luck Oh.
The most famous landscape on Alishan is the tall cypress group near Shenmu Station, which covers the sky and the sun, and the thick trunks cannot even be surrounded by two big men. Because the underside of the tree is very humid, it is difficult for tourists to walk on the soil covered with dead branches and fallen leaves. Therefore, wooden planks have been built on multiple road sections. Walking through it will only feel that human beings are insignificant. Near Shenmu Station, the plank road is divided into several, and it is easy to get lost. You must be careful if you want to drive.