Alishan Range

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Coordinates: 23°31′38″N 120°43′40″E / 23.52722°N 120.72778°E / 23.52722; 120.72778

A view from Alishan
Alishan Range area in Taiwan

The Alishan Range (Chinese: 阿里山山脈; pinyin: Ālǐ Shān Shānmài) is a mountain range in the central-southern region of Taiwan. It is separated by the Qishan River from the Yushan Range, the tallest range in Taiwan on the east of the Alishan Range. The highest peak of the Alishan Range is Datashan (大塔山), which has a height of 2,663 m (8,737 ft).[1] There is a famous Taiwanese song called "Alishan de Guniang" which is about a girl in the Alishan mountains. The name Ali Shan seems to be taken from the word "Alit", which in several Taiwanese indigenous languages means "ancestor mountain".[2]

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  1. ^ People's Republic of China year-book. Xinhua Pub. House. 2006. p. 35. 
  2. ^ "Alishan". Retrieved 25 May 2014.