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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 ...

Shuttle buses to transport sunrise-watchers to Taiwan’s Alishan during New Year holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Expecting an influx of visitors to Alishan National Forest Recreation Area during the New Year holiday, temporary parking spaces and shuttle bus stops will be set up along...

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...

National Palace Museum in central Taiwan to host largest outdoor party of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum (NPMSB) is joining hands with retailer Carrefour and the Chiayi County Government to throw an outdoor party from Nov. 19-...

Five maple viewing spots recommended in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As autumn foliage is coming, Lion Travel Service Co has recommended five maple viewing spots in Taiwan in a press release on Tuesday (Oct. 12). Noting that the most pop...

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...

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...

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). ...

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...

Secret trail on S.W. Taiwan's Alishan open to permit holders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 9-kilometer hiking trail along the deserted forest Mianyue Line (眠月線) in Alishan National Forest Recreation Area in Chiayi County has become a popular hiking route ove...

Tourism Bureau suggests 40 ways to enjoy Taiwan's mountains

The Tourism Bureau on Friday (Jan. 17) unveiled 40 recommended itineraries for alpine travel in Taiwan as the centerpiece of its campaign to market 2020 as the Year of Mountain Tourism. The bureau ...

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)...

Filipino factory worker to receive second literary award in Taiwan

Filipino factory worker Melinda Babaran will collect her second award at the Taiwan Literature Award for Migrants Sunday following her win at last year's awards. Babaran will be presented with ...

Traffic control measures announced ahead of flower season on SW Taiwan's Alishan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During this year’s “Alishan Flower Season” from Mar. 9 to April 10, visitors to Alishan National Forest Recreation Area will be able to enjoy a sea of bl...