Secret place to enjoy red maple leaves: Dasyueshan in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As it is the late fall and early winter, maple trees in Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area (大雪山國家森林遊樂區) have begun to change colors, Taiwan Forestry Bureau said in...

Senior citizens to enjoy discounts at forest recreation areas during Double Ninth Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Taiwan's Dongshih Forest District Office (DFDO) will offer special restaurant discounts to visitors over 65 years old at any of its four national for...

Taiwan's Forestry Bureau offers half price admission to 13 national forest recreation areas on Double Ten Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau said in a news release on Tuesday that it will offer half price admission to 13 national forest recreation areas on Double Ten Day to celebrat...

14 national forest recreational areas across Taiwan closed during Typhoon Maria reopened

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Fourteen national forest recreational areas across Taiwan closed during Typhoon Maria have been reopened after the typhoon had moved away from the island, the Forestry Burea...

Police station in central Taiwan doubles as lunchbox station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Most police stations in Taiwan provide some standard convenient functions that go beyond law enforcement, such as making their toilets and bicycle pumps available to the pub...

Manyueyuan the most negative ions-enriched among eight Taiwanese forest parks, research

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Negatively charged ions, which are most prevalent in natural places, have been shown to offer health benefits in several studies, but the volume of negative ions may ...

Alishan Forest Area closes as typhoon approaches

The Alishan National Forest Recreation Area and the Aogu Wetland and Forest Park closed Tuesday as Strong Typhoon Meranti approached southern Taiwan, according to the Chiayi Forest District Office ...

A couple killed in car accident after snow watching

A police officer surnamed Chang and his wife were found dead around 9:30 AM Monday morning after their car fell to a valley off the 40.1K mark on Dasyueshan Forest Road on their way back from a snow w...

Mountainous areas see heavy snow

A cold air mass, coupled with abundant moisture, has brought heavy snow to high mountains in Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday. Hehuanshan experienced the heaviest snow o...

Good birding: Record-setting birder to visit Taiwan

By Lee Hsin-Yin CNA staff reporter Beginning his birding career at the age of 10, Noah Strycker is always looking toward the sky. "Birds are a great way for people around the world to conne...

Bird lovers set for takeoff in Taiwan 'birdathon'

Taipei, April 15 (CNA) Some 150 birders will participate in a bird race held in central Taiwan's Dasyueshan, a mountainous area known for its bird diversity, the organizer said Wednesday. The p...

Marathon-style bird watching race to feature youth participation

Taipei, April 9 (CNA) This year's international bird watching competition taking place in mountainous central Taiwan will focus on encouraging the younger generation to head out into nature, campaig...