Alishan, Taiwan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Alishan, Taiwan? If you're planning to go to Alishan, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Alishan, Taiwan

Based on the climate and weather in Alishan, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Alishan, Taiwan by month

January

If you are traveling to Alishan in January, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens

February

February in Alishan is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans

March

If you vacation in Alishan during March, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens

April

April in Alishan is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

May

May in Alishan can be chilly and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans

June

If you vacation in Alishan during June, you are likely to find that it is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece

July

July in Alishan is crisp and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

August

August in Alishan is chilly and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

September

September in Alishan is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

October

October for Alishan can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

Traveling to Alishan in November, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Umbrella

December

December for Alishan can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Alishan, Taiwan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Alishan, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Alishan
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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