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...

Asian Ecotourism Network to seek collaboration with Taiwan

CHIAYI (Taiwan News) — After moving the annual conference and board meeting of the Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) from its headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, to Chiayi County in central Taiwan, ...

Asian Ecotourism Network holds annual conference in Alishan, Taiwan

CHIAYI (Taiwan News) — Experts and industry representatives traveling from 17 countries and areas across the Asia Pacific discussed ecotourism and sustainable development of nature and indigenou...

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 ...

Taiwan's Forestry Bureau offers half price admission to 13 national forest recreation areas on Double Ten Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau said in a news release on Tuesday that it will offer half price admission to 13 national forest recreation areas on Double Ten Day to celebrat...

Photo of the Day: 'Cloud waterfall' on Alishan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A new viewing pavilion has been built in the Alishan Recreation Area to view the area's famous "cloud waterfall" and other spectacular natural phenomenon, reporte...

Check out the best places in Taiwan to watch the first sunrise of 2018

TAIPEI(Taiwan News)- According to Tripbaa, a travel blog with a community of backpackers from over 500 cities, these are some of the best places where you can watch the first sunrise of 2018. 1. T...

Commemorative water bottle for Alishan Forest Railway's 105th anniversary unveiled in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Taipei on Tuesday Dec. 19, two young designers Chen Chieh-yu (陳捷妤) and Huang Jing-wen (黃靖雯) unveiled a special promotional water bottle designed for the Alishan Forest ...

New prayer rooms for Muslims now at Alishan forest park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Chiayi Forest District Office under the Forestry Bureau said the Alishan National Forest Recreation Area had opened its first ever prayer rooms for its Muslim visitors on F...

Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum suffers declining tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As some sectors of the tourism industry have been hit by declining Chinese tourists numbers since the election of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), vendors at Taoyuan’s Cihu ...

Forestry Bureau recommends the public visit forest parks and trails during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The Forestry Bureau on Tuesday offered information regarding opening hours of 18 national forest recreation areas, three flatland forest parks, and four forestry cultural parks d...

Sun rises as music echoes at Alishan on first day of 2017

The Chinese song “Tomorrow Will Be Better” echoed in the mountains as the sun rose early morning on the first day of 2017 on Alishan, Chiayi County. The 2017 Alishan Sun...

Alishan Forest Area closes as typhoon approaches

The Alishan National Forest Recreation Area and the Aogu Wetland and Forest Park closed Tuesday as Strong Typhoon Meranti approached southern Taiwan, according to the Chiayi Forest District Office ...