Chiayi County is situated in southwestern Taiwan bounded by mountains and bathed by the Taiwan Strait. It surrounds Chiayi City, which is not included in this administrative division. Chiayi County is best known for its three national scenic areas each distinctive, namely the Alishan National Scenic Area - featuring the world-famous Alishan Forest Railway.
This county is mainly rural, featuring stunning landscapes and outstanding viewing spots such as Taiping Suspension Bridge.
Chiayi County is a significant tourist destination in Taiwan offering, besides its wonderful landscapes, cultural and historical experiences.
Population: approximately 525 thousand people
Capital: Taibao City
Other major cities: Puzi City
Main attractions: Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, Siraya National Scenic Area, Southwest Coast National Scenic Area, Dongshi Fisherman's Wharf, Budai Salt Fields, Budai Tourist Fish Market, Aogu Wetland Forest Park, Zengwen Dam, Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, Taiping Supension Bridge, High-Heel Wedding Church
Nearest Airports: Chiayi Airport (CYI -嘉義航空站)
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