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Taiwanese flock to popular scenic spots amid Mid-Autumn Festival holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Parking lots at Taiwan’s popular tourist spots are at full capacity as Taiwanese enjoy their second day of the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. Places including Hehua...

Taiwanese police fight cold weather with unusual method

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Officers at a Taiwanese police station have developed a secret tool to handle freezing weather while protecting tourists who flock to snow-capped mountains during winter. ...

Taiwan's Hehuanshan sees biggest snowfall of winter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a cold wave continues to hammer Taiwan, Hehuanshan accumulated 6 centimeters of snow this morning (Jan. 11), marking the heaviest snowfall this winter. With frigid t...

British vlogger shares stories of getting outdoors in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — British vlogger Richard Hazeldine is not only a big fan of Taiwanese cuisine, he is also enamored of the nation’s mountains and has committed to climbing its "1...

Taiwan launches first dark sky park in Hehuanshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first international dark sky park was officially launched on central Taiwan's Hehuanshan (合歡山) Saturday (Sept. 19), setting a milestone for astronomy comm...

Zhuilu Old Road in eastern Taiwan to close intermittently for maintenance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taroko National Park's Zhuilu Old Road, which is famous for a narrow pass chiseled out of a perpendicular cliff face 500 meters above the Liwu River valley, will close...

Chunghwa Post features Nantou in new set of Taiwan stamps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chunghwa Post is releasing a new set of stamps on Aug. 12. featuring scenery in Nantou, the only landlocked county in Taiwan, in a bid to promote tourism. Part of the F...

Taiwan Luminous Environment Award winners announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The second edition of the Taiwan Luminous Environment Award (台灣光環境獎) was hosted by Coretronic Culture and Arts Foundation (CCAF) on Friday (Nov. 22) at Cloud Gate Theater, ...

Hehuan Mountain becomes Taiwan's first International Dark Sky Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has designated Hehuanshan (合歡山) as a Dark Sky Park. IDA Executive Director Ruskin K. Hartley wrote in a congratulatory lett...

British mother and son camping illegally on Taiwan’s Mount Hehuanshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A British mother and son who spent four months camping illegally inside the national park including Mount Hehuanshan (合歡山) were removed and fined, reports said Saturday. The ...

Hehuanshan applies to become Taiwan's first dark sky park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Staff members of an international dark-sky association are currently in Taiwan to survey Hehuanshan (Hehuan Mountain) in central Taiwan with regard to its application to b...

Speed camera set up at Qingjing Farm in central Taiwan to penalize drivers going over 30kph

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Drivers traveling over 30kph on the Qingjing Farm (清境農場) section of Provincial Highway No. 14 A (省道台14甲線) may get a speeding ticket beginning in October thanks to a speed ca...

Taiwan’s Top 10 Airbnbs

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Staying in a hotel in Taiwan can be surprisingly expensive. This, at least in part, explains the recent boom in B&Bs across the country, but these days, the best of thes...

Hehuanshan, Shuiyang Lake recognized as 2 of Taiwan's most beautiful locations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. news network CNN on July 23 published an article on the travel portion of its site listing some of the most beautiful attractions in Taiwan. The article entitl...

Illegal parking causes serious traffic jam on Hehuan Mountain in central Taiwan over the weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As summer heat has intensified these days, many people chose to beat the hot weather by traveling up to Hehuanshan (Mt. Hehuan), a 3,416-metre-high (11,207 ft) mountain in c...