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March 28, 2017

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Famed Formosan cypress falls
This undated file photo shows the Formosan cypress before it fell on Sunday. The 2,800-year-old tree is one of the most famous tourist hotspots at Xitou (溪頭).
Sitou restores its dynamic attractions
Sitou is a forest recreation area, with ancient trees reaching for the sky, a good climate, and a number of other attractions including Shenmu (giant trees), dense forests, University Pond, gingko groves, and stands of bamboo.
Hiking Yushan once more
I don't remember being this cold for years as I stand outside the little 'A' frame mountain hut, trying to find the most sheltered spot out of the worst of the biting, sub-zero blast of wind that buffets us.
Enjoying hot springs in Dongpu
Nantou may be the only completely landlocked county in Taiwan but the beauty of its natural features and landscapes definitely does not lag behind the rest of the island.
Be one with nature in Xi Tou
While I love hanging out in the hip Zhong Xiao Dong Lu neighborhood in Taipei, there are times when the hustle and bustle of city life becomes a little overwhelming and I long for a reprieve from the fast-paced technology-dominated world.
Hehuanshan: Pristine white magic
Thank heavens for its timely intervention. Had it not been for that invisible divine spirit guiding us, we would probably have spent another day in the overly crowded Chingjing Farm (清境農場) and missed out on the delightful experience of spending a day amid snow-capped hills, green conifers heavily laden in snow skirting the foothills.
Alishan a perfect place to spend time in the mountains
I am intrigued by Alishan (阿里山). Thousands of people ascend the misty peaks every weekend -- but for what exactly? Some of the scenery is undeniably beautiful, but I find its deliberately planned walkways to be too ordered, too regimented.
Sun Moon Lake has it all for tourists
Set like a jewel among the green hills and mountains of central Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) is glorious.
Climbing Yushan Front Peak
Taiwan's Yushan National Park (玉山國家公園) is a place of immense beauty. With panoramic views, overlapping mountains and deep, plunging valleys, Yushan has some of the most stunning mountain scenery anywhere in Taiwan.
Extraordinary mountain scenery in central Taiwan beckons hikers, tourists
Geographically speaking, Taiwan is an ancient land mass marked by enormous uplifting forces millions of years ago that formed the rocky Central Mountain Range peaks and valleys from north to south along the current island's spine.
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