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...

12 Taiwan national forest recreation areas accept EasyCard and iPASS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Twelve of Taiwan’s national forest recreation areas will begin to accept payment of admission fees by EasyCard and iPASS on Monday (July 15), Taiwan's Forestry B...

First Taiwan Listening Day to put human-environment relationship in spotlight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first “Taiwan Listening Day,” a civic event that seeks to raise awareness on environmental issues, will be observed at Taiwan Contemporary Cultural Lab (C-...

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...

World Dream sets sail from Kaohsiung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – World Dream, a luxury cruise ship operated by Genting Cruise Lines, set sail from the Port of Kaohsiung Monday (July 1) on the first of three voyages that are expected to ...

Heavy flooding shifts to central, southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) observed that as rainfall in northern Taiwan is starting to diminish this afternoon (May 20), it has started to increase rapidly in southern an...

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 ...

Drone delivery of antivenom to Taiwan's Alishan may be world record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A drone successfully delivered a dose of antivenom to a remote mountain clinic in southwestern Taiwan's Chiayi Count on April 19, potentially setting a world record for the...

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...

A time of magic light in the air – firefly season in Taiwan’s Chiayi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With April marking the start of firefly season in Taiwan, Chiayi County will be holding a range of activities for the public to learn more about the lightning bugs between...

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's Alishan to activate multi-services to cope with crowds during flower season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chiayi Forest District Office will activate ticket vending machines, free shuttle bus service, and bus/admission combination tickets to cope with crowds during this year’...

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. ...