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“Interesting food and a great cedar trail”
Review of Fenchihu Old Town

Fenchihu Old Town
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US$69.05*
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Taichung Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Zhuqi
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Other
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Our morning and lunch stop during a private car tour to Alishan.

While the railway station (Fenqihu) gets all the attention, the town itself was pretty interesting with small food vendors (try the "mixed egg"), various stores, restaurants, small attractions, and just interesting buildings (even the dilapidated ones).

Tip: It's built on a mountain side so streets and trails have steep parts -- probably not enough to discourage the young/fit, but the rest of us were huffing and puffing in a few places.

Finding things on the tourist map can be a little difficult since it's not accurately to scale, and the signs can be small/non-existent.

The cedar forest walking trail, once found, was very beautiful and a nice change from the bustle in town.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank wukongsun
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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Not a lot to see. The train station and the famous lunch box are the only two attractions attractions. The tea shops are not cheap so bargain hard for a good price. Remember to ask which season the tea are harvested. There is a difference in pricing - the freshest one are more expensive.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank zacc353
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a must visit if you’re in the area. Little village on there mountain side with one of the most interesting train stations there is. Great vendors. Amazing tea shops. Great views all along the road at sunset.

I could easily live here.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank PJCarson
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

A bit quiet on the day we visited. Old street 老街 full of stores selling food, Aiyu drinks etc. Pleasantly surprised some Cherry blossom were in bloom in mid Dec.
Must try huái jìu biàn dāng 怀旧便当 for their generous bento set stuffed full of ingredients.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank June C
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Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

This is a small place that offers some food, shopping for their speciality products and if you want to get a view of the trains passing by. You can walk around the forest too or most people get the trains from Alishan to here. There is a small trains museum if you are a train enthusiast.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank k9920105
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