Township in eastern Taiwan holds competition for most popular canola flower field

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taitung’s Chihshang Township (池上鄉) is holding a competition for the most popular field of canola flowers, which were planted as green manure after the second crop of...

TRA announces midsummer train special 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) announced May 5 the relaunch of the midsummer special train route, the CT273 train "Midsummer Formosa Line" (20...

Rapeseed fields in southern Taiwan are in full bloom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the continual rains of December and January, the rapeseed fields in Taitung are now a sea of healthy yellow blossoms, though not for long, reported CNA. From ...

Taiwan promotes nine bikeways in East Rift Valley with three free biking activities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau announced on Tuesday that the agency and several local governments will jointly organize three free cycling picnic day excursions in Septe...

Takeshi Kaneshiro tree is the hottest tourist destination in Taitung County during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The Takeshi Kaneshiro tree is the most popular tourist destination in Taitung County during the Lunar New Year holiday, according to the statistics of the county government&...

First Hello Kitty painted train passes by picturesque East Rift Valley

Rail fans and farmers let out sighs of amazement as they saw the first Hello Kitty Taroko Express train speeding past picturesque paddy fields along the verdant East Rift Valley on Monday. The f...

U-Theatre performs in eastern Taiwan rice paddy

Taipei, Oct. 31 (CNA) On a sunny Saturday afternoon, the serene and scenic Chihshang Township (??) in eastern Taiwan's Taitung County welcomed thousands of visitors who had flocked to the rural tow...

Rice raised on classical music harvested

Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) Rice that has been grown to the strains of classical music by such maestros as Beethoven and Mozart over the past four months in eastern Taiwan was harvested Tuesday. The ...

Iconic tree in Taitung ready for tropical storm

Taipei, Sept. 20 (CNA) A landmark bishop wood (bischofia javanica) tree in the southeastern county of Taitung has been well-prepared ahead of a tropical storm's expected landfall in southern Taiwan,...

Farmer reproduces Taitung's landmark tree

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) A local farmer has successfully propagated three plants from the famous "Takeshi Kaneshiro tree" in Chihshang Township in Taitung County, which was uprooted during a storm earl...

Iconic tree in Taitung to get new lease on life

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) It is currently just a pale shadow of the attraction that once drew crowds of hundreds each day, but things are looking up for "that tree" to return to its former glory. T...

Uprooted by typhoon, tree in Taitung gets star treatment

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Of the hundreds of trees felled by Typhoon Matmo around Taiwan overnight, one drew special attention Wednesday, with local officials and one of Taiwan's major airlines immediat...

Typhoon Matmo leaves 17 injured in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Typhoon Matmo moved out into the Taiwan Straits early Wednesday morning, leaving 17 injured but no deaths according to official tallies, while train service remained difficult o...

EVA Air apologizes for commercial's impact on farmers

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) A top executive of EVA Airways, Taiwan's second largest airline, apologized to rice growers in Chihshang Township of Taitung County on Monday for the impact caused by a commerc...