Applications for one-day hiking trips to Taiwan’s 2nd highest mountain quadruple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of applications for one-day hiking trips to mountains in Shei-Pa National Park has increased exponentially from January to June this year compared to the same p...

Taiwan salmon population hits record high

The population of Taiwan's critically endangered Formosan landlocked salmon has surpassed 10,000 for the first time on record, according to survey results released Wednesday by Shei-Pa National Pa...

First snow of 2020 falls on Taiwan's mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a cold continental air mass blasts into Taiwan, snow has been spotted falling on Taiwan's Xueshan and Hehuanshan this morning (Jan. 13), with the latter already see...

Snow falls on Taiwan's Xueshan, 1st of winter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Snow fell today (Dec. 6) on Taiwan's Xueshan, the first snow seen in the country this winter. Due to a combination of a northeast monsoon and southern cloud system,...

Taiwan's Xueshan sees 10 cm of snow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a continental cold air mass blasted into Taiwan from China, Taiwan's second tallest peak Xueshan saw 10 centimeters of snow yesterday (Feb. 24), while Yushan and Hehuans...

New video guide series will share Taiwan’s National Parks with the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is a hidden jewel of Asia, and no matter when you visit, it is always worth the cost, says David Code, internationally recognized travel writer. Taiwan may not be lar...

Scaling Hsuehshan East Peak, climbing the ‘Taiwan 100 Mountains’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scaling all of “Taiwan 100 Mountains” has been a goal in my life since I took up hiking about 20 years ago but, for several reasons, I hadn’t set foot on...

Upcoming Events in Taipei Aug. 4-12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has plenty of interesting and fun things to do as August rolls on. Here is a selection of events happening in the Taipei area from Aug. 4 to 12 that readers may be ...

Chin-Ai String Orchestra to perform in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Aug. 5 the Chin-Ai String Orchestra (親愛愛樂弦樂團), the only aboriginal orchestra in Taiwan, will perform high in the mountains of Shei-Pa National Park at the Kyawan banque...

Guanwu Villa in central Taiwan reopens after 13 year hiatus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Guanwu Villa (觀霧山莊) on the edge of Shei-Pa National Park (雪霸國家公園) in central Taiwan recently reopened to the public, after a 13 year cleanup following Typhoon Avery in 200...

Get a glimpse of the beauty of Taiwan in renewed Google Street View images

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Google Taiwan has renewed images for more than 150 indoor and outdoor sites, and some of the images were taken by Google's street view backpack. The refreshed scenes include...

Taiwan’s Shei-Pa National Park snow season policy extended to the end of April due to unmelted snow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan’s Shei-Pa National Park Headquarters (雪霸國家公園) said Tuesday that even though it’s spring time and the temperatures are rising, many places in the national park ...

Best places in Taiwan to see spring flowers

So, the Lunar New Year holiday is in the past and people all over Taiwan are getting back into the daily grind. But, it’s not all doom and gloom. After a chilly couple of months, by Taiwanese st...

Taiwan's Best Campsites

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It may seem hard to believe given the perishing conditions we have been enduring in Taiwan of late, but the idea of going camping is a pretty popular one here. For all the T...

Photo of the Day: Snowman in Shei-Pa National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A day after 30 centimeters of snow fell on Xueshan, a photo of a snowman is captured today (Feb. 2) at Shei-Pa National Park. As a the strongest cold surge of the winter is...