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Taiwan's mountain huts to reopen with 1/3 of original capacity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mountain cabins in Taiwan’s alpine national parks will reopen with conditions from Sept. 10 as the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed in the country, the Construction and ...

Taiwan’s Yushan National Park divides trails into 7 difficulty levels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hiking trails in Yushan National Park have been rated by difficulty level according to a new trail grading system, with Yushan Main Peak and West Peak being designated as ...

Taiwan national park to reroute treacherous trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taroko National Park Headquarters said in a press release on Tuesday (March 23) that it’s planning to reroute part of the Mt. Pingfeng trail after four climbing deat...

Legislators deny SOGO bribery allegations and bailed

UPDATE: Aug. 1, 7:40 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors on Saturday (Aug. 1) requested the detention of four incumbent and one former lawmaker over allegations of bribery related to a po...

Newly re-opened trail in Taipei provides sanctuary from coronavirus panic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A trail on Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei that was closed after accidents involved conflicts between humans and wild cattle was reopened at a time when fear of getti...

Mountain-Moon Bridge at Taiwan’s Taroko Gorge set to open

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newly finished Mountain-Moon Bridge (山月吊橋) at Taiwan’s Taroko Gorge is scheduled to open in the second half of this year, according to a news release issued by t...

Mountains highlighted to promote Taiwan at London travel show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is promoting tourism at the 2019 World Travel Market (WTM), an international travel trade show being held in London Nov. 4 to 6. With the theme "The Year of...

Taiwan legislator calls for single platform to access all maritime regulations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Do you know where in Taiwan you can go swimming, surfing, or catch fish? Probably not, and that’s why a legislator wants to straighten out the confused situation. ...

Government promoting mountaineering tourism in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Tourism Bureau has designated 2020 the “Year of Mountain Tourism” (脊梁山脈旅遊年) and plans to brand Taiwan as an international mountaineering tourism d...

Experts say public spaces in Taiwan should feature more local plants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s landscaping industry is urging authorities to relax restrictions on vegetation for public works, arguing too many restrictions have stifled the use of Taiwa...

One-stop mountain permit application portal in Taiwan goes live

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mountaineering enthusiasts will now enjoy a fast-tracked application process for their planned adventures to the mountainous areas in Taiwan. A one-stop mountain permit...

Taiwan's amazing Dongsha Atoll National Park in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Dongsha Atoll National Park is Taiwan’s seventh national park, and the first marine national park. It features unique atoll landscapes, colorful corals, a seagrass be...

Opening of Taiwan’s Dongsha Island to tourists is still 2 to 3 years away: MOI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People who had planned to take a sightseeing trip to Dongsha Island will still have to wait for two to three years before their trip can become a reality, according to a M...

Taiwan environmental group showcases role of NGOs as social change agents

Taiwan's modern development can be categorized into three periods: centralized government oversight from 1945 to 1970, private sector focus from 1970 to the late 1980s and the socially responsible...

Taiwan mulls relaxing control over national park access

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is set to relax regulations governing public access to the island’s national parks as soon as June this year, following a thorough examination of the current contr...