Fire-ravaged Shuri Castle built with timber from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Unesco World Heritage site Shuri Castle, which suffered extensive damage from a fire on Thursday (Oct. 31), had been reconstructed over the years using Taiwan Cypress timb...

Hop on cypress train to visit old sawmill in Taiwan’s Alishan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Alishan Forest Railway (阿里山林業鐵路) is offering visitors the one-of-a-kind experience of discovering the beauty of the island’s forests by riding on &ldq...

Photo of the Day: Giant Dragon Spruce, Taiwania trees found in Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A forest of giant Dragon Spruce and Taiwania trees has been spotted during a survey recently carried out deep in the mountains of eastern Taiwan's Hualien County. A team...

Photo of the Day: Giant Taiwan red cypress discovered in Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During a survey of forests in the Dapu Mountain area, the Taitung Forest District rangers discovered over 100 Taiwan red cypress (chamaecyparis formosensis) trees well over 1,0...

Museum of Ancient Taiwan Tiles a success of Chiayi's old building rejuvenation effort

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Cultural Affairs Bureau of Chiayi City announced on July 25 that the Ministry of Culture will launch the "Private Old Buildings Preservation and Rejuvenation Plan...

A trip to Taipingshan is worth every penny

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Trying to catch a glimpse of the canopy of yellow leaves formed by the Taiwan Beech forest, I drove for three hours from Taipei to Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Are...

Now is the time to appreciate red maple leaves at Taipingshan Villa in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--You don’t have to wait until autumn to appreciate red maple leaves, because from now until October, you can watch bright red maple leaves at Taipingshan Villa (太平山莊) of Tai...

While police were distracted by crowds, man illegally cuts trees in Alishan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police on Saturday caught a man illegally logging in Alishan National Scenic Area while he thought the police would be too busy controlling traffic with the influx of visitors ...

Traffic restrictions for beech season in Taiping forest park

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) The road leading to a scenic mountain trail in a Taiwan beech forest within the Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area in northeastern Taiwan will be subject to traffic r...

Illegal logging group involving Vietnamese laborers indicted

Taipei, June 7 (CNA) Prosecutors in Taichung on Tuesday indicted 28 people, including 11 Vietnamese laborers, for illegal logging in forests on national land. The Taichung District Prosecuto...