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. "Mountaine...

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 ...

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. M...

Top 10 alternative places to visit on Taiwan's east coast 

Kaohsiung (Taiwan News) -- The East Coast of Taiwan really is the jewel of the island. While visitors to the west coast would be justified to question whether the name of "Formosa" (Bea...

Taiwanese mountaineering documentary wins big at Portuguese film festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The documentary, "Mountaineering to Yushan," received several prominent awards at Portugal's ART & TUR International Tourism Film Festival early thi...

Japanese maples turning red on Taiwan's Alishan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Just as Lidong, the first day of winter arrived yesterday, the Japanese maples in the Alishan Forest Recreation Area in Chiayi County are starting to turn a bril...

Preserving Taiwan's mountain ecology: Garbage a huge problem on Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan) - Pollution remains a problem on Taiwan's highest mountain Yushan, or Jade Mountain, the park management has declared. The national park's website stated that the amount o...

Explore the mountains of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan has been endowed with forests and has 258 mountain peaks at an elevation of more than 3,000 meters, making it geographically different from any other country in the w...

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...

NASA steps in to help monitor Taichung's air quality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taichung’s air quality has improved, but visibility is still poor. NASA is helping to find out why. Taichung City’s Environmental Protection Bureau and the central...