12 Taiwan national forest recreation areas accept EasyCard and iPASS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Twelve of Taiwan’s national forest recreation areas will begin to accept payment of admission fees by EasyCard and iPASS on Monday (July 15), Taiwan's Forestry B...

Weekday bus services to NE Taiwan’s Taipingshan launch July 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Weekday bus services to Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area (太平山國家森林遊樂區) in Datong Township, Yilan County, will be launched on July 15, according to the Forestry B...

Linmei Shipan Trail in NE Taiwan reopens to the public on July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Linmei Shipan Trail (林美石磐步道) in Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County will reopen to the public on July 1, after it was closed for repair in early June, the Forestry Bureau’s Lou...

Taiwan revegetates landslide areas by using drones to drop seeds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau has revegetated three landslide areas, using a highly mobile unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), along with seeding materials and a variety of se...

NE Taiwan's Jioujhihze hot spring egg-boiling area reopens to visitors on May 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Forestry Bureau’s Loudong Forest District Office (LFDO) will reopen Jioujhihze’s hot spring egg-boiling area (鳩之澤溫泉煮蛋區) in Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Ar...

Old Taitung Cycads in SE Taiwan placed under protection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 146-year-old Taitung Cycad is among 31 old trees that have been placed under protection after Taiwan’s southeastern county of Taitung conducted a tree census recen...

Check in at NE Taiwan’s Jioujhihze on Facebook and enjoy free hot spring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors who come to Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area (太平山國家森林遊樂區) on May 20 will have a cheerful surprise because they can enjoy Jioujhihze Hot Spring (鳩之澤溫泉) ...

Enjoy dreamy, red maple leaves at Taipingshan Villa in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The central stairway of Taipingshan Villa (太平山莊) is a dreamy place in northeastern Taiwan from now until Summer as during this time the special maple trees flanking the stairway ...

Taiwan and Japan heritage railways join up to offer great ticket deals from May 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A series of cooperative activities between Taiwan’s Alishan Forest Railway (阿里山林業鐵路) and Japan's Kurobe Gorge Railway (日本黑部峽谷鐵道) will get underway on May 10 and ...

Alien species alert for Northern Taiwan: Breeding season for Spot-legged tree frogs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the breeding season of spot-legged tree frogs at its peak, people are encouraged to report sightings of the animal by phone or via a Facebook fan page. The spot-le...

Taiwan cow-tail fir’s removal from cultural heritage list contributes to research purposes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Council of Agriculture (COA) on Friday (April 26) revoked the status of the Taiwan cow-tail fir as a tangible cultural heritage stipulated by Cultural Heritage Preserv...

Tung flowers bloom in Taiwan’s Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Snow-white Tung flowers are blooming at the Nanhua Forest Park (南華林業園區) in Ji'an Township (吉安鄉), Hualien County, and the park is inviting locals and passersby to enjoy...

Taiwan's Forest Bureau lets kids under 12 in free to recreation areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- If you haven’t decided where to go yet to spend the upcoming four-day Tomb-Sweeping holiday, you might want to consider one of 13 designated national forest recreation ar...

Taiwan’s Chiayi County tackles overpopulation of African sacred ibises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A nesting area of the African sacred ibises has been removed in Chiayi County after fears it would affect the native bird population, reports said Friday. Earlier this month,...

China panda offer requires further discussion: Kaohsiung tourism head

A much-debated proposed offer of pandas from China to Kaohsiung will not be easy to become reality, because it would require the approval of at least three official bodies, an official in the southern...