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Snow falls once more in Taiwan on mountains after Christmas holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's highest peaks received further snow on Monday (Dec. 27) after brief snowfalls on Christmas Day. More than 2 centimeters of snow was reported on Yushan'...

Snow falls on Taiwan Yushan’s Main, North peaks on Christmas Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It began snowing on Yushan’s Main and North peaks at 6:37 a.m. on Saturday (Dec. 25), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) reported. As a cold air mass moves southwar...

Yushan National Park warns visitors of food-snatching monkeys

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visitors, especially those on scooters, should beware of Formosan rock monkeys in the Tataka area, as they have learned to steal food and open vehicle compartments, said t...

Hiker carried down Taiwan’s highest mountain after suffering stroke

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a hiker showed symptoms of a stroke at Paiyun Lodge near Yushan’s Main Peak, rescue team members carried the individual down 8.5 kilometers in the middle of th...

Snow falls on Taiwan’s Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yushan, Taiwan’s highest peak, saw 2 centimeters of snow on Saturday morning (Nov. 13) as seasonal northeasterly winds brought wet, cold weather to the country. S...

Taiwan’s highest mountains heavily littered with garbage from hikers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The headquarters of Yushan National Park pleaded with hikers to take their garbage down the mountain with them in a Facebook post on Friday (Sept. 3). Even though mount...

Taiwan Forestry Bureau demands record NT$228 million in compensation for forest fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five people, including a former senior employee of the National Communications Commission (NCC), should pay a record NT$228.59 million (US$8.17 million) to compensate for ...

Taiwan’s Yushan National Park divides trails into 7 difficulty levels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hiking trails in Yushan National Park have been rated by difficulty level according to a new trail grading system, with Yushan Main Peak and West Peak being designated as ...

Taiwan black bear spotted on Yushan National Park road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Formosan black bear was seen crossing a mountain road in Yushan National Park on Sunday (Aug. 22). A former Yushan National Park worker was driving along Provincial H...

Yushan National Park offers virtual trip to Taiwan’s highest mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yushan National Park is inviting the public to take an online tour of the landscape of the highest mountain in Taiwan, Yushan. At 3,952 meters, Yushan (Jade Mountain) b...

Taiwan's Jade Mountain fire extinguished after 12-day battle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The effort to douse a forest blaze triggered by hikers on Yushan, also known as Jade Mountain, came to an end after 12 days, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said on Thurs...

Taiwan’s Taroko and Yushan national parks to close hiking trails amid COVID spike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Taroko National Park Headquarters on Monday (May 24) announced the closure of several hiking trails in an attempt to discourage the public from going out am...

Taiwan Central Bank to issue South Penghu Marine National Park coins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Bank on Nov. 12 will issue a set of coins to promote South Penghu Marine National Park in the south of the Penghu archipelago. Central bank Issuanc...

Day hikers climbing Taiwan's highest mountain must heed ‘10 a.m. rule’

Taipei (Taiwan News) — People wishing to climb Jade Mountain (Yushan), the highest peak in Taiwan, in one day must heed the “10 a.m. rule” or their adventurous dreams could evaporate...

Grieving mother Taiwanese macaque seen carrying lost baby

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A grieving mother Formosan macaque has been observed carrying the body of her baby who was hit by a vehicle around Yushan National Park’s Tataka area, according to C...