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Just 3 forest parks in Taiwan open Lunar New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Forestry Bureau reminded the public in a press release on Tuesday (Feb. 2) that all of Taiwan’s national forest recreation areas except Wuling, Alishan, and Fuyu...

Hiking event in central Taiwan explodes in popularity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of people finishing the “Seven Heroes of Guguan” hiking challenge exceeded 2,000 this season, a tenfold increase since 2018 when the activity first ...

Travel film for Taiwanese city receives more than 1 million views

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Tourism and Travel Bureau Director Lin Hsiao-chi (林筱淇) announced on Monday (Jan. 4) that the city’s promotional film “Taichung. The Heart of Taiwan&rd...

Taiwan launches pilot program for mobile payment on buses

A mobile payment system for bus rides kicked off Tuesday on a trial basis in Taiwan, allowing passengers to pay their fares with the use of cellphone apps, the Ministry of Transportation and Communica...

Man found 40 days after jumping down ravine in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police on Tuesday (Dec. 15) found a man who had been missing for 40 days after he abandoned his scooter and jumped down a 100-meter ravine in central Taiwan. The Heping...

Countdown activities in national scenic areas across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau has recommended some New Year’s activities held in national scenic areas across the country. For people fond of mountains and forest...

Taiwan's Taichung urges people to take up hiking challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung's Tourism and Travel Bureau is urging outdoor enthusiasts to take up the "Seven Heroes of Guguan" hiking challenge as the activity is entering its f...

Search continues for Taiwanese man who jumped off cliff to avoid highway authority

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The search continues for a man who jumped off a 100-meter cliff to avoid an encounter with highway authority workers after he intruded into a restricted part of a mountain...

Taiwan's Taichung hiking challenge attracts numerous participants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City is rolling out new benefits to encourage the public to hike the Seven Heroes of Guguan (谷關七雄), a group of well-known mid-level mountains in the area, promisi...

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle to take passengers on cruises through mountains near Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Tourist Shuttle will begin to take passengers on cruises through the mountainous terrain of Taichung City’s Dakeng, Xinshe, and Guguan districts in the second...

A guide to visiting attractions in central Taiwan via near-free bus services

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taichung City rolled out the near-free bus services on Lunar New Year’s Day, the ball is now in visitors’ court—they have to decide whether to take ad...

Near free bus fare plan hits the road in Taiwan’s Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Public buses charging passengers a maximum of NT$10 (about 33 cents) began to hit the road in the western city of Taichung on Lunar New Year's Day, according to a news...

Admire the cherry blossoms of central Taiwan: Basianshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Red Taiwan Cherry blossoms are turning the Basianshan (Eight Deities Mountain) National Forest Recreation Area into a dreamlike landscape, the Dongshih Forest District Off...

Taichung spends NT$20 million on 5 street sweepers that aren't street legal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After being mocked for giving out 10,000 free bottles "Air of Guguan" (谷關空氣), the government of Taichung Kuomintang (KMT) Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) is being criticized...

Forestry Bureau: Fairyland-like Basianshan is a nice place to visit during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Blooming Taiwan cherry trees, rich wildlife, unique natural landscapes, and a variety of other flowers have turned the Basianshan (Eight Deities Mountain) National Forest ...