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Formosan black bear sightings reported in Taiwan's Yushan National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After receiving several reports of Formosan black bear sightings this month, Yushan National Park Headquarters has urged hikers and visitors to exercise caution and respec...

Dust storm in China moving eastward, may affect Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As air quality in western Taiwan reached yellow to red alert levels due to unfavorable conditions for air pollutant dispersion, Central Weather Bureau (CWB) Director-Gener...

Starry sky above a sea of clouds atop Taiwan’s Alishan

Whenever cold wind and light rain take hold of Taipei, Keelung, and Yilan in the winter, those who enjoy outdoor activities face disappointment. However, those who are familiar with the climate are un...

Hiker missing for two weeks in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 52-year-old hiker surnamed Lee (李) has been missing since Nov. 24, when after feeling unwell, he left his hiking group and turned back alone. The hiking group embarke...

Winter marks the best season to visit Taiwan’s Kenting

The weather and temperatures during winter on the island of Taiwan differ vastly from north to south. Due to northwestern monsoons, north and east Taiwan often experience rain and cold. As for cent...

Man dies of altitude sickness while climbing near Jiaming Lake in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker died of altitude sickness in the Jiaming Lake area while he was climbing the Southern Section Two of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range on Monday (Oct. 11), CNA...

Taiwan’s Apex Flight Academy to offer air tours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apex Flight Academy, the only professional flight training organization in Taiwan, is planning to expand its horizons before the end of the year by introducing new planes ...

Czech mountaineer shares speedy Taiwan hike on YouTube

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Czech Beast Runners member Petr Novotny spent two days completing a trip across the second northern section of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range and has uploaded his a...

Lake Jiaming hikers can now receive certificates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Now hikers who visit Lake Jiaming in Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range can receive a special certificate for a small price, according to the Taitung Forest District Of...

On-site applications soon available for day trips to Taiwan’s Lake Jiaming

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hikers intending to make a day trip to Lake Jiaming from the Xiangyang trailhead will be allowed to make on-site applications for entry permits as of May 1, but there is a...

Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University excels as host of college games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has demonstrated zeal and ingenuity by hosting the 2021 National Intercollegiate Athletic Games (NIAG). The NIAG represents the na...

Typhoon Surigae will not bring drought relief to western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The outer system of Typhoon Surigae is expected to bring rain to eastern Taiwan on Thursday (April 22), but no drought relief is in store for the longsuffering western are...

Two mountaineers make incredible trip through Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 10-minute video titled "Beyond Madness Beyond Beauty" posted on the Beast Runners’ YouTube channel documents two mountaineers’ incredible trip acro...

Celebrated mountaineer raises funds to clean Taiwan’s highest peaks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mountaineer Chan Chiao-yu (詹喬愉) on Monday (March 15) launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise NT$850,000 (US$29,310) for a 10-day trip in May to clean up some of Taiwan&r...

Train No. 422 from Taipei to Kaohsiung boasts ‘unparalleled sea views’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A train service that takes passengers more than halfway around Taiwan and treats them to “unparalleled sea views” is proving popular, CNA reported Saturday (Fe...