North gate station

The Alishan railway is one of the three remaining mountain railway with unique charm. As the first stop at that time, the north gate station also has its extraordinary historical values. The construction was completed in 1910 before Alishan railway was opened to traffic. Before connected with North-south railway, this station was the first stop of Alishan steam train and the freight hub of Alishan railway. Every material goods along the railway would be transport to the mountain from here, so its location was very important. One of its features is that all the station was built by chamaecyparis formosensis which grow in Ali Mountain. This old Japanese architecture is almost 100 years old but it still looks like just built. It’s one of the three remaining Japanese wooden station and it’s precious. The north gate station has witnessed the changes of ways of transportation and the rise and fall of Chiayi wood industries. It even witnessed the process of struggle of Chiayi city to become the “Gate of Ali Mountain”.

 

North gate station

Latest update:2016/12/3 下午 12:08:06