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 ...

Taiwan's forest recreational areas open during holidays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National forest recreation areas will be open during the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday, Forest Bureau said in a news release on Monday (Jan. 13) — apart from some...

Central, southern Taiwan best areas for watching first sunrise of 2020

People who are planning to view the first sunrise of the New Year should consider the mountains in central and southern Taiwan, such as Alishan and Hehuanshan, which are some of the best locations for...

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...

Registration begins for first Taiwan Alishan Divine Tree Marathon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first Taiwan Alishan Divine Tree Marathon, which will take place on Apr. 12 next year in mountainous central Taiwan, is now open for registration. Alishan, a townsh...

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) ...

Filipino OFW shoots video showing 63 scenic sites in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino migrant worker vlogger has created a video documenting his travels to 63 scenic spots across Taiwan over the course of a year. Marc Peter Uy, 25, hails from ...

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...

French filmmaker Tolt releases 'Don’t go to Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French film director Benjamin Martinie, who goes by the handle "Tolt," has created a travel video introducing Taiwan with the contrarian title "Don't go...

Han says he will hoist flag poles on Taiwan mountains over 3,000 meters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate and erstwhile mayor of Kaohsiung, Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), on Wednesday (Oct. 23) said that if elected president, he would see to it t...

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)...

Couples 'wed' under 2300-year-old Sacred Tree in Taiwan

Fifteen local and foreign couples affirmed their love at a "marriage ceremony" held under a Sacred Tree in the romantic setting of a national park 2,200 meters above sea level Sunday, the Al...

41 passengers unhurt in Alishan tour bus fire in SW Taiwan

Forty-one people on a tour bus near the Alishan scenic area in southwestern Taiwan's Chiayi County were safe after a fire on the vehicle Sunday afternoon, according to Chiayi County Fire Departmen...

Forest recreation areas in Taiwan offer half-price admission for Double Ten Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau said it will offer half-price admission to 13 national forest recreation areas during the four-day, Double Ten Day holiday from Oct. 10-13. ...