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Representative to US promotes Taiwanese cuisine in Christmas greetings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese envoy to the United States Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) has been featured in a video introducing her country's cuisine as she extended Christmas greetings to the Amer...

Countdown activities in national scenic areas across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau has recommended some New Year’s activities held in national scenic areas across the country. For people fond of mountains and forest...

Taiwan’s Chiayi recommends trails after foreign reporter's tweet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chiayi County Culture & Tourism Bureau recommended four trails in the greater Alishan area after a foreign reporter posted scenic Alishan photos on Twitter and urged p...

La Niña to bring colder weather to Taiwan after New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Tuesday (Nov. 25) predicted that for the remainder of this year, Taiwan will see unseasonably dry and warm weather, but this will give ...

Taiwan train reverses course to pick up injured hiker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A forest train traversing Chiayi's Alishan reversed direction and traveled backward 2 kilometers on Sunday (Nov. 15) in an effort to transport an elderly male hiker in...

Taiwanese turn to the mountains amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to the effect of the coronavirus on global travel, Taiwanese people have been increasingly looking toward the mountains for a chance to get away. According to trave...

Check out Taiwan's maple leaf scenery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There is no need to be cooped during the COVID-19 pandemic when checking out the maple leaves around Taiwan is so easy to do. According to data from the Forestry Bureau...

Taiwan's 13 National Forests offer half-price admission for two holidays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Those planning to visit any of 13 national forest recreation areas during the Double Ten holiday as well as the Mid-Autumn Festival in October can save a few coins, as Tai...

6 face hefty fines for hiking Taiwan’s Mianyue Line trail without permits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six people were caught hiking the Mianyue Line trail on Chiayi County's Alishan without permits on Friday (Sept. 4), and each is facing a fine of NT$30,000 (US$1,023)-...

Top 10 favorite scenic tourist spots in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of a survey of foreign visitors recently released by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has revealed the 10 most-vi...

Best places in central Taiwan to view Perseid meteor shower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stargazing enthusiasts are invited to visit six places in central Taiwan from which to enjoy the annual Perseid meteor shower, which will peak Wednesday night (Aug. 12). ...

Sanitary conditions at Taiwan hiking trail addressed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chiayi Forest District Office has cleaned up the Mianyue Line (眠月線) on Alishan in Chiayi County and is installing large latrine pits at two spots where hikers like to ...

'Land of Legends' – short film celebrates charisma of Taiwan’s Alishan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A press event for the release of a short film introducing the mountainous beauty of central Taiwan took place on Friday (July 17), seeking to promote the Year of the Mount...

Free one-time admission to many of Taiwan's national forest areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Forestry Bureau will be offering Taiwanese nationals and foreigners with Alien Residence Certificates (ARC) free one-time admission to any of 12 national fore...

Popular hiking route on Taiwan's Alishan spoiled by human waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A visitor who hiked along the now-defunct Mianyue Line (眠月線) in Alishan National Forest Recreation Area in Chiayi County said in a recent Facebook post that the popular tr...