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...

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...

Photo of the Day: Starry night in central Taiwan's Cingjing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Pictured is a starry night at the Cingjing Bed & Breakfast (清境楓丹白露民宿) in central Taiwan's Nantou County, near the Cingjing Farm.  The photo, taken by photo...

Hehuanshan first park in Taiwan to apply for Dark Sky Park status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Central Taiwan's Nantou County Government yesterday (June 21) announced that it will submit a formal application to the International Dark Sky Association to have Hehu...

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)&nbs...

Clean-up campaigns held around Taiwan ahead of Earth Day

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) Several metric tons of trash were cleared from beaches and mountains in Taiwan Saturday, a day ahead of Earth Day. The Environmental Protection Bureau of Penghu County mobili...

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 ...

Taiwan's top views

Alexandra Stoddard, the famous lifestyle philosopher once famously said, “When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go”. She is, of course, absolutely right and ...

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...

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --  A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien County in northeastern Taiwan at 01:35 a.m. Sunday morning, March 4, according to the Central Weather Bureau (C...

Magnitude 4.3 quake hits eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 3:48 p.m. Saturday, with Yilan County registering a 4 on the intensity scale, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The ...

Update: 4 Buildings in eastern Taiwan's Hualien collapse after magnitude 6.0 quake

Update 02/08 4:15 pm: Contrary to prior reports stating that Hualien's Parkview Hotel (美侖飯店) had collapsed, the hotel is reportedly intact and its guests did not sustain any serious inju...

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan's Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien at 11:50 p.m. tonight (Feb. 6), the strongest quake yet of a period of 48 hours which has seen dozens of temblors in ...

Cold wave kills 53 in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the latest cold wave blasts Taiwan causing temperatures to plummet to 10 to 12 degrees Celsius in all parts north of Tainan, 53 people have lost their lives to the...

Photo of the Day: Winter wonderland on Taipingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A placid lake reflects the ice covered landscape and clear sky on Yilan's Taipingshan on Sunday, Jan 14.  Beautiful white rime ice which has coated Taipingshang aft...