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Just 3 forest parks in Taiwan open Lunar New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Forestry Bureau reminded the public in a press release on Tuesday (Feb. 2) that all of Taiwan’s national forest recreation areas except Wuling, Alishan, and Fuyu...

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...

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 ...

Taiwan's forest recreational areas open during holidays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National forest recreation areas will be open during the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday, Forest Bureau said in a news release on Monday (Jan. 13) — apart from some...

Railways from Taiwan, Japan team up to offer reciprocal deals in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Alishan Forest Railway is joining hands with Japan’s Oigawa Railway to launch a reciprocal event to drive railway tourism. Taiwanese nationals who ...

Top secret spots in Taiwan to greet first sunrise of 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the countdown to the new year begins, Taiwanese travel blog ReadyGo has created a list of secret locations around Taiwan for welcoming 2020's first sunrise. Star...

Taiwan's Alishan Railway opens group registration for first sunrise of 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To ensure a comfortable environment for visitors to enjoy the first sunset of 2020, the Forestry Bureau's Alishan Forest Railway and Cultural Heritage Office (AFRCHO) ...

Forestry Bureau to promote 30 tour packages at Taipei travel fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau will be participating in the Taipei International Travel Fair for the first time to promote its 30 one- to three-day tour packages to Taiwan...

SW Taiwan train tours to Alishan and its maples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For train tours up the mountains to admire the nation's colorful maple tree leaves look no further. Alishan Forest Railway and the Cultural Heritage Office (AFRCHO)...

Main line of Taiwan’s Alishan Forest Railway to resume operation on Aug 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Alishan Forest Railway and Cultural Heritage Office (AFRCHO) said on Saturday (Aug. 17) that the main line of Alishan Forest Railway in southwestern Taiwan will stop opera...

Hop on cypress train to visit old sawmill in Taiwan’s Alishan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Alishan Forest Railway (阿里山林業鐵路) is offering visitors the one-of-a-kind experience of discovering the beauty of the island’s forests by riding on &ldq...

Asian Industrial Heritage Conservation forum aims to preserve Taiwan railways

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second forum on Asian Industrial Heritage Conservation, which has a railways theme, was up and running in Chiayi City on Tuesday (July 2) and will carry on until Wedne...

Dutch hiker falls down ravine as heavy rain pelts Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Heavy rain was likely in 19 cities and counties across Taiwan’s main island Saturday (May 18), with reports coming in of landslides in Nantou County and of a young D...

Taiwan and Japan heritage railways join up to offer great ticket deals from May 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A series of cooperative activities between Taiwan’s Alishan Forest Railway (阿里山林業鐵路) and Japan's Kurobe Gorge Railway (日本黑部峽谷鐵道) will get underway on May 10 and ...

Taiwan's Forest Bureau lets kids under 12 in free to recreation areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- If you haven’t decided where to go yet to spend the upcoming four-day Tomb-Sweeping holiday, you might want to consider one of 13 designated national forest recreation ar...