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Taiwan announces flight and rail cancelations, floodgates close as Typhoon Chanthu nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Chanthu approaches, flight cancelations have been announced, some train lines suspended service, a few roads and ports closed, and floodgates shut. Taiwan Ra...

Man suffers injuries on central Taiwan mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker suffered a broken arm after falling three meters off a side slope while climbing Mt. Pingfeng in central Taiwan on Saturday (Sept. 4). The Hualien County Fire D...

Parts of 2 highways closed in central Taiwan over concern for icy conditions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate General of Highways (DGH) on Sunday (Jan. 10) announced road closures on two sections of highways in central Taiwan starting from 5 p.m. out of concern for...

Man dies while climbing eastern Taiwan mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 29-year-old man from Taoyuan City died on Sunday (Dec. 13) after falling into a ravine while climbing Pingfeng Mountain in Hualien County. The Hualien County Fire Dep...

Snow spotted falling on Taiwan's Hehuanshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Xueshan this morning (Dec. 6) became the first peak in Taiwan to see snowfall this winter, snow also began to fall on Hehuanshan. Temperatures on the mountain dro...

Snow on Taiwan's mountains likely on Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a cold air mass blasts into Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that snowfall is likely on mountains over 3,000 meters in elevation, including Hehuanshan ...

NT$500,000 reward offered for mountaineer missing in southern Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An highly experienced mountaineer was declared missing on Monday (April 9) in Taitung's Siangyang Mountain, with his relatives and friends offering an NT$500,000 (US$17,000...

Snow falls on Taiwan's Hehuanshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a continental cold air mass blasted into Taiwan yesterday (March 9), snow began falling on Hehuanshan (合歡山) last night, and by this morning an accumulation of 6 cm of snow h...

10 best souvenirs to bring back from Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Answering the age-old question of what souvenirs to bring back from Taiwan, travel website TheRealTravelers has created a top 10 list of the best mementos to take home after a ...

Taiwan sees snowfall in mountainous areas

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- The strongest cold spell this winter has brought snow in mountainous areas of Taiwan, including the country's highest peak Yushan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sat...