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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’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 ...

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...

Photo of the Day: -13.5°C recorded on Yushan as cold surge sweeps through Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first major cold surge of the winter was sending the temperature down to 6-9 degrees Celsius across the island early Friday, and even lower in mountainous areas. Minus...

Photography exhibition at Shueili Visitor Center presents Taiwan’s beautiful scenery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Yushan National Park Headquarters is holding a photography exhibition on Taiwan’s beautiful scenery and ecology at Shueili Visitor Center from January to June 30. More t...

Three mountaineers receive unprecedented fines totaling NT$180,000

Taipei, Oct. 17 -- Three mountaineers received unprecedented fines totaling NT$180,000 (US$5,960) for not abiding by rules regulating mountaineering activities in Hualien, local fire department offici...