Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

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...

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 ...

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...

Experience thrill of steam train travel on Taiwan’s Alishan during maple season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Highly sought-after tickets for a journey to mountainous Alishan during the maple season will be available starting Nov. 29. Riding the iconic Alishan Forest Railway to...

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...

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) ...

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...