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Vice president advocates health promotion with hike in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Saturday (April 24) brought diplomats from the U.S., U.K., and other representative offices on a hike along Chiayi County’s Tefu...

Foreign nationals urge more accessibility to nature trails in Taiwan

A group of foreign nationals, including foreign representatives, visited a nature trail in the mountain forests of Taipingshan, on Saturday, where they urged greater international exchanges and access...

Scenic mountain region in south Taiwan hit by new fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After five days of fires near the scenic Alishan mountain area were extinguished with great difficulty, a new fire has broken out near the starting point of the previous o...

Free kid's admission at 13 of Taiwan's forest recreation areas over upcoming holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Forestry Bureau said in a press release on Tuesday (March 23) that it will offer children under the age of 12 free admission to 13 national forest recreation areas dur...

Public transport available to reach Taiwan’s Alishan during flower season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s highway authority on Monday (March 22) encouraged people to take public transportation to the Alishan National Forest Area during the cherry blossom season ...

Video shows firefighters battle forest fire on Alishan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A forest fire broke out on Taiwan's Alishan on Thursday (March 18) and it soon spread to Taiwan Provincial Highway 18, forcing the closure of some sections of the road...

Keelung mayor touring half of Taiwan on scooter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) is on his way to the southernmost part of the country after taking on the challenge to travel around half of Taiwan on a scooter in 24 hou...

Taiwan’s top 5 flower festivals

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – As you peer through the smog this weekend, it might be hard to tell, but spring is upon us and flowers are bursting into bloom across the country. With overseas trav...

12 national forest recreation areas in Taiwan now accept LINE Pay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Twelve national forest recreation areas in Taiwan now accept LINE Pay, according to a news release posted by the Forestry Bureau. The bureau said that from Tuesday (Mar...

Traffic to be restricted on Taiwan’s Alishan during cherry blossom season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The cherry blossoms will be in bloom on Alishan from March 10 to April 10, and traffic control measures will be put in place for 11 days during the period. The Forestry...

Just 3 forest parks in Taiwan open Lunar New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Forestry Bureau reminded the public in a press release on Tuesday (Feb. 2) that all of Taiwan’s national forest recreation areas except Wuling, Alishan, and Fuyu...

Five cherry blossom hot spots in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the season draws near its peak, a travel agency has selected five hot spots in Taiwan for cherry blossom viewing. They include Wuling Farm in Taichung City, Alishan ...

Representative to US promotes Taiwanese cuisine in Christmas greetings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese envoy to the United States Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) has been featured in a video introducing her country's cuisine as she extended Christmas greetings to the Amer...

Countdown activities in national scenic areas across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau has recommended some New Year’s activities held in national scenic areas across the country. For people fond of mountains and forest...

Taiwan’s Chiayi recommends trails after foreign reporter's tweet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chiayi County Culture & Tourism Bureau recommended four trails in the greater Alishan area after a foreign reporter posted scenic Alishan photos on Twitter and urged p...