Taiwan's railways offer an endless variety of experience, and the scenery lining their routes provides an infinite range of fascinating scenery. If you want to get a close look at the island's beauties without having to suffer the troubles of unfamiliar roads and the frustrations of traffic congestion, then you could do no better than choose a railroad tour and immerse yourself in the delights of enchanting coastlines, awesome mountains, placid farmlands, and engrossing countryside. Alishan Forest Railway carries passengers through four climatic zones and each section of the line passes by truly unique scenery. It also allows you to experience…

NanJiuBaoShan – 南久保山 is located in Pingtung not far from Laoqijia 老七佳. I’ve been to JiuBaoShan 久保山 and figured it was time I hiked to this peak. The morning had great weather and nice views on the way up to the trailhead.  It’s quite a climb, even by motorcycle. You’ll eventually be at the “top” when you see this place. From here you can go left or right. Whichever way you choose it’s one large circle that will bring you back here. I suggest taking the left road. You’ll wind through more mountain roads and eventually come to some really tall grass, or maybe…

Dayuan mountain(大原山) is a small peak located just east of Liugui(六龜). It’s fairly easy to get to and ideal for a half day hike or a full day ride and hike. I had been cooped up in my house for the past month because of all the rain we’ve had. The weather was starting to look better, but a massive typhoon was on the way and I knew we’d at least have several days of more rain, so I said screw it and prepared for an outing. I wanted to go somewhere I could ride my bike on the trails…

What will come up first in your mind when you think of Taiwan? Heat? Sun? Humidity? or Cool? Mountainous ranges? and Drizzly weather? If you come to Taiwan in summer, between the months of June and Septembers, you'll find that Taiwan is a place where sunshine and humidity are at their maximum. Once you leave your house, the heat beats you all the time. Since the summer vacation is so long that you won't want to be cowed by the weather, ReadyGo found 12 places that you can beat the heat and have a lot of fun! ▸LONGDONG ReadyGo(@taiwantravelmap)分享的貼文 於…

Located in Alishan township, Tefuye trail is a 6.32-kilometer long trail from Zhihzhong of Xinzhongheng Road. It takes about 4 hours to walk through the trail. In the early days, it was once the old hunting trail of Taiwanese aborigine, Tsou. As the time that Taiwan was ruled by the Japanese, Tefuye trail was built as the railway due to its abundant red carp and cypress. Japanese then used this railway to transport the rich wood resources. Though the railway is discarded now, the old tracks, plank roads and trestles are still left for future generations to remember the lively scene…

Many of the beautiful forests in Nantou County are picturesque, mysterious and amazing. Among the forests in Central Taiwan, there is a forest which fascinates people due to its mysterious atmosphere and the incredible view, the Lotus Forest. The Lotus Forest is a virgin forest located beside the Shanlin River. The silt forest died due to long-term water soaking after the 921 earthquake, forming a special landscape of the forest. Although the hinterland is not large, the beautiful scenery still attracts visitors come. The lotus forest just like the hidden paradise in Nantou. In addition, because the mountains are prone to fog in…

The first recorded climb of Snow Mountain was in 1915 – it was then called Mt Silvia, and is now also spelled Syueshan, Shueshan and Xueshan. Since then this sublime peak (Taiwan's second highest) has attracted teams and solo hikers from all over the world. The trail, from the ranger station trailhead in Wuling to summit, is 10.9km and takes 9½ to 11½ hours to complete (one-way). The trail to the main peak is for the most part broad and clear, and requires mere fitness rather than any technical skill (unless you are going in winter).Because of the altitude gain, and the fact…

The O stands for the circular nature of this hike (called 'Shengleng Trail' on the national park website), which begins and ends at Wuling Forest Recreation Area. It's may also describe the shape of your mouth upon seeing some of the best high-mountain scenery in the country. After a hard push on the first day to the ridgeline, you never drop below 3000m for the next four days as you reach the summit of a half-dozen peaks including grassy Chryou Shan (池有山; 3303m), crumbly Pintian Shan (品田山; 3524m), black-faced Sumida Shan(素密達山; 3517m), sublime Snow Mountain North Peak (雪山北峰; 3703m), and Snow Mountain Main Peak (雪山主峰; 3886m) on the last…