Houbi (後壁), a rural township in Tainan County (台南縣), is best known these days for being the center of Taiwan's thriving orchid export industry and the site of an annual orchid-related trade show.
Interest in and concern for the world's forests has never been greater. Trees are seen as important weapons in the fight against global warming because they absorb carbon dioxide, an important greenhouse gas.
Shanshang Township (山上鄉) is one of the most bucolic parts of Tainan County (台南縣). The population is less than 8,000. Many residents are fruit farmers...
The 2008 Nantou (南投) Railway Fair will kick off on July 19 and the old steam locomotive will rerun the JiJi Railroad Branch to serve visitors.
Hsiao Liuchiu (小琉球) may just be a small islet -- although not the smallest of 14 offshore islands -- off the coast of Pingtung County in southwestern Taiwan, but it has long been described as "Paradise on the Sea," and is full of treasures for visitors to explore.
Taiwan is arguably the most underrated adventure tourist destination in Asia, thanks in part to its position as a global manufacturing powerhouse and a perception that the country is one endless industrial wasteland full of overcrowded cities and factories.
Taiwan's urban areas have changed massively in recent decades. However, the leaders of several towns have realized that their oldest neighborhoods are treasures worth preserving.
In this, the final installment following the adventures of nine brave cyclists riding 800 km from Taipei to Kending over eight days, we look at the final two stages which took us from Antong (安通) Hot Spring on Taiwan's east coast, up and over the southern Jungyang mountain range, and into Kending (墾丁) National Park in Pingtung (屏東) County.
In recent years, several former industrial sites around Taiwan have been repackaged as tourist attractions.
To many locals and foreign visitors alike, Taiwan's southernmost county of Pingtung, which covers nearly 2,800 square kilometers of the island's southern extremity, is best known for the beautiful beaches of Kending; there's plenty to discover in this voluminous area of high mountains, extremely long coastline and flat coastal plains.