Laiji is a small village deep inside the Alishan National Scenic Area. It is a typical Tsou (鄒族) community and so far it still keeps the Tsou tribe's rich culture and traditions.
Mountain trains, seas of clouds and mountain forests are Alishan's (阿里山) three famous scenic attractions. However, the cherry blossoms in spring are much more popular than the previous three attractions.
I leaned towards the car window to look more closely at the rugged wall of hills that surrounded us on all sides. In the approaching dusk they appeared like mystical creatures, ready to pounce on us at any time.