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...

Steam train rides available during Taiwan's Alishan cherry blossom festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To coincide with the Alishan cherry blossom festival, there will be guided steam train rides available on the mountain starting March 20, announced the Alishan Forest Railway a...

Taiwan Rail lists 9 lines, stations with views of cherry blossoms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Saturday (March 2) released a list of nine routes and stations where passengers can now see cherry blossoms in bloom, reported CNA. ...

Opening hours of Taiwan's national forest recreation areas during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau on Tuesday gave a heads-up on the opening hours of all the country’s national forest recreation areas during the nine-day Lunar New Ye...

Asia-Pacific ecotourism delegation to convene in Alishan of central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Experts and industry representatives from 17 countries and areas are gathering Saturday at Alishan National Scenic Area of Chiayi County to discuss the promotion of ecotou...

Taiwan Alishan Forest Railway to issue commemorative twin-railway ticket on Dec. 25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Alishan Forest Railway is to issue a special, twin-railway commemorative ticket on Dec. 25 to celebrate its 106th birthday, according to CNA. The ticket contains a ...

Train tickets to watch first sunrise of 2019 on Taiwan’s Alishan go on sale Dec. 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For travelers headed for the Chushan Sunrise Watching Platform (祝山觀日平台) for the first sunrise of 2019, Alishan Forest Railway will begin accepting bookings for New Year&...

Taiwan's Alishan Railroad to sign sister agreement with Slovakia's Cierny Hron Railway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Alishan Forest Railway in Chiayi County of central Taiwan announced that it will be forming a new sister railway relationship with a railway line in the European count...