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Taiwan's Southern Cross-Island Highway revives attractions after long-closed section reopened

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the reopening of a section on Taiwan’s Southern Cross-Island Highway (Provincial Highway 20) that had been closed for almost 13 years to repair damage caused by...

Starry sky above a sea of clouds atop Taiwan’s Alishan

Whenever cold wind and light rain take hold of Taipei, Keelung, and Yilan in the winter, those who enjoy outdoor activities face disappointment. However, those who are familiar with the climate are un...

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...

'World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys' to feature Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau has joined hands with British free-to-air television network Channel 5 to present an episode of "World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys" int...

Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan imposes crowd control on New Year's events

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sun Moon Lake, a popular tourist attraction located at the foothills of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range, has introduced a set of measures for New Year’s Eve re...

Taiwan’s Chiayi recommends trails after foreign reporter's tweet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chiayi County Culture & Tourism Bureau recommended four trails in the greater Alishan area after a foreign reporter posted scenic Alishan photos on Twitter and urged p...

'Land of Legends' – short film celebrates charisma of Taiwan’s Alishan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A press event for the release of a short film introducing the mountainous beauty of central Taiwan took place on Friday (July 17), seeking to promote the Year of the Mount...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau recommends hiking Mt. Hehuan peaks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Tourism Bureau is recommending that the public go hiking to build a protective immunity that will better prepare them to fight infections. In a press release...

Day-trip ideas for the Lunar New Year holiday

The Tourism Bureau has recommended several day trips to explore Taiwan's nature and culture across during the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday from Jan. 23 to 29. In northeastern Taiwan, people...

Plum blossoms on Meiling in S.W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — About 30-40 percent of the season's plum blossoms have emerged in the Meiling Scenic Area, a popular tourist attraction in Tainan’s hilly district of Nanxi, with...

Filipino OFW shoots video showing 63 scenic sites in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino migrant worker vlogger has created a video documenting his travels to 63 scenic spots across Taiwan over the course of a year. Marc Peter Uy, 25, hails from ...

41 passengers unhurt in Alishan tour bus fire in SW Taiwan

Forty-one people on a tour bus near the Alishan scenic area in southwestern Taiwan's Chiayi County were safe after a fire on the vehicle Sunday afternoon, according to Chiayi County Fire Departmen...

Asian Ecotourism Network to seek collaboration with Taiwan

CHIAYI (Taiwan News) — After moving the annual conference and board meeting of the Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) from its headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, to Chiayi County in central Taiwan, ...

New Year's Day sunrise in Taiwan encounters gentle gray skies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three popular places for watching New Year’s first sunrise in southern and eastern Taiwan were not graced by a glowing sun at the dawn of New Year’s Day due to thic...

Hehuanshan, Shuiyang Lake recognized as 2 of Taiwan's most beautiful locations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. news network CNN on July 23 published an article on the travel portion of its site listing some of the most beautiful attractions in Taiwan. The article entitl...