Ep 12: Fenchihu Railway Station in Chiayi
Set 1,405 metres above sea level in Chiayi County, Taiwan, Fenchihu marks the halfway point of the world-famous Alishan Forest Railways on the way to the top of Alishan. Visitors may find the town’s former glory in the Train Garage, where a few old train engines and locomotives can be found, as well as explore the old town where various Fenchihi snacks and novelties can be found.
One must-try specialty is the Railroad Lunchbox. Back in the olden days, travellers would get off at this halfway point to grab lunchbox as part of their meals. Den Shan Shi Tang (Mountaineering Cafe) set a record in 1967 with over 1,000 lunchboxes served in a day. These lunchboxes are so popular, most of the travelers would book their lunchbox a day prior to travel.
Lookout for our next episode where we explore Fenchihu Old Street and the nearby Aiyu Uncle's House for Aiyu milk tea!
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Zhuqi Township, Chiayi County
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