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Cherry blossom delight in Taiwan: Alishan Forest Railway's exclusive trips

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Alishan Forest Railway is unveiling an enchanting opportunity for nature enthusiasts with trips promising breathtaking views of cherry blooms from the comfort of its i...

Taiwan's Alishan Cypress Train blends elegance, sustainability in lighting design

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Alishan Cypress Train (福森號) has emerged victorious in the public infrastructure category at the LIT Lighting Design Awards, captivating riders with its warm and cozy a...

Alishan Forest Railway unveils 'Vivid Express' inspired by indigenous Taiwan bird

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Alishan Forest Railway on Monday (Dec. 25) introduced its latest creation, the "Vivid Express" (栩悅號), inspired by Taiwan's indigenous birdlife. This e...

Revamped Zhushan Station on Taiwan's Alishan opens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Zhushan Station on the Alishan Forest Railway line officially reopened on Monday (Nov. 20) after three years of extensive renovations. Zhushan Station is the highest r...

Firefly viewing spots in Taiwan’s Chiayi County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Culture and Tourism Bureau of Chiayi County has recommended 15 firefly viewing spots in the county’s Meishan, Alishan, and Zhuqi townships. The peak firefly view...

Most Taiwan national forest recreation areas close on Lunar New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Most of Taiwan’s national forest recreation areas will be closed on Lunar New Year’s Eve, the Forestry Bureau reminded the public in a recent press release. ...

Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau to offer preferential rates on 38 forest tours at travel show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau will offer preferential rates for 38 tours to some national forest recreation areas and tribal villages it has organized with Taiwan High Sp...

Taiwan High Speed Rail and Alishan Forest Railway to provide mountain tours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSR) is teaming up with the Forestry Bureau to provide seamless one-day and two-day “THSR x Alishan Forestry Railway” tour...

Number of hikers allowed on Taiwan’s Mianyue Line trail cut dramatically

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of daily visitors allowed to hike the trail along the deserted Mianyue forest train line (眠月線) on southern Taiwan’s Alishan will be dramatically cut from ...

Midnight fire burns down historic hostel in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire that started at the historic Yushan Hostel in Chiayi City burned down a row of wooden houses that are nearly a century old on Sunday (March 13). The Chiayi City ...

China Airlines' Taiwan-themed float wins award at US Rose Parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan-themed float sponsored by China Airlines has won the International Award in the annual Rose Parade in Los Angeles, California. The float, themed “Biking ...

Taiwan Design Expo turns historic jail into 'hostel'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Taiwan Design Expo will open in Chiayi City on Friday (Dec. 24). Hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Taiwan Design Research Institute, the 19th edit...

Taiwan’s Alishan rail trail to close 3.5 months for repairs in mid-January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mianyue Line rail trail in Chiayi County's Alishan will be closed from Jan. 17 to April 30 so that planks can be replaced to beef up safety following a series of h...

Third hiking accident happens on Taiwan’s Alishan in less than one month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female hiker broke her ankle on the Mianyue Line trail in Chiayi County's Alishan after a fall near a tunnel on Wednesday (Nov. 17), bringing the number of hiking in...

Hiker dies after falling into ravine on Alishan trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A male hiker died after falling into a ravine from a bridge on the Mianyue Line trail in Chiayi County's Alishan on Monday (Oct. 25). Firefighters at the Chiayi Cou...