There are many good reasons to walk the forest trail.
Many attractions are along the way to create memorable experiences for many trips to come. For instance, on your way to Ecological Exhibit, you will come by Mian-yue Railway Line. The railway was abandoned after the Nine Two One earthquake.
Exiting Ecological Exhibit, you will arrive at the entrance to Zhu-shan Trail. This was the only entrance to Jade Mountain, which is the highest mountain in Taiwan at 3952 meters above sea level.
Zhao-ping Railway Station
Within walking distance of Zhu-shan Trail is the Zhao-ping Railway Station. This station used to be the final stop for the A-li-shan Railway Lines. From the railway station, you can see a tall wood-collecting post that was used to transport wood during logging in the old days.
There is Zhao-ping Park nearby. Walk along the Zhao-ping Poetic Trail inside the park to see the poems from famous Taiwanese poets carved on the stones. Once you enter the forest on your way to Sister Lakes, you will see Ta-shan Trail entrance.
Remember the native Taiwanese Tsou's sacred mountain Ta-shan that you saw on the second floor of A-li-shan Railway Station? Get to the top of the trail and you will be able to gaze back at the A-li-shan Railway Station from afar!