Taiwan's highest cell tower activated on Jade Mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The highest cell tower in Taiwan was officially activated today (Aug. 2) on the Northern Peak of Jade Mountain (玉山). Chen Yao-hsiang (陳耀祥), the deputy director of the N...

One-stop mountain permit application portal in Taiwan goes live

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mountaineering enthusiasts will now enjoy a fast-tracked application process for their planned adventures to the mountainous areas in Taiwan. A one-stop mountain permit...

Plight of Taiwan's rare Formosan black bear covered by CNN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 23-year effort to document and protect the Formosan black bear by a Taiwanese conservationist was covered by CNN on Sunday (June 9). In an interview with CNN published o...

Taiwan to no longer compensate daredevils who suffer accidents on mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Minister Without Portfolio Chang Ching-sen (張景森) on Facebook on Wednesday (May 29) announced that a draft amendment to the State Compensation Law (國家賠償法) calls for the governme...

Dutch hiker falls down ravine as heavy rain pelts Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Heavy rain was likely in 19 cities and counties across Taiwan’s main island Saturday (May 18), with reports coming in of landslides in Nantou County and of a young D...

Nice hike preceding ascent to Taiwan’s highest mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Yushan National Park, Taiwan’s largest land-based national park, is characterized by high mountains, river valleys, and abundant natural resources. The Tataka area, si...

Visit ‘Trail of Ferns’ in Taiwan’s Yushan National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Walami Trail is located within the eastern boundary of the Yushan National Park. Walami means ferns in Japanese, and the name reflects the abundance of the plants along the ...

Taiwan Film Festival Berlin gets underway

The second Taiwan Film Festival Berlin kicked off May 5 in the German capital, spotlighting the vibrancy of the nation’s movie production sector through screenings of six innovative works. R...

Photo of the Day: UFO-shaped cloud hovers over Taiwan's tallest peak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Yushan National Park posted a photo on its Facebook page showing lenticular clouds over Taiwan's tallest peak last Friday (April 26), causing a stir on the interne...

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...

Taiwan's 'bikini climber' awaiting mountain rescue after fall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Self-described “bikini climber” GiGi Wu was forced to call on mountain rescue services after slipping and falling into a 20-meter valley beside where she was c...

Elderly Taiwanese man dies on hike in Yushan National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 71 year old Taiwanese hiker died during a hiking trip along the Pattonkuan Historic Trail (八通關越道路) in Yushan National Park (玉山國家公園), reported CNA. The man surnamed Hs...

Taiwan's Yushan National Park showcased in two award-winning films

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two award-winning short films commissioned the Yushan National Park (玉山國家公園) won the Platinum Award at the WorldFest film festival in Houston, U.S. "Mountaineering...

A wonderful trip to Yuli in Hualien, eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—When I have four-day or longer vacations, eastern Taiwan is usually my first choice of domestic destinations, and there I went on a trip during the Tomb Sweeping Holiday, du...

Photo of the Day: Cherry flowers in front of frosty peak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hot pink cherry blossoms bloom in the foreground while snow can still be seen on Alishan in the background, creating a stunning contrast of spring and winter. Posted on the ...