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Chihnan National Forest Recreation Area

Situated to either side of Carp Lake in Shoufeng Township of Hualien County, Chihnan National Forest Recreation Area spans 144 hectares of Chihnan and Papaya Hill forest districts, and ranges from 140 to 601 meters above sea level. Sunny and breezy with a mean annual temperature of 21.8 oC, the humid Chihnan area is an excellent place for outdoor activities in eastern Taiwan.

  • Geoparks in Taiwan, Harmony between People and the Land

    In the international society, the acts to “protect geological heritage” and enforce proper planning of “geology-based eco-tourism” brought about the formation of “geological parks”. In Taiwan, the Forestry Bureau launched the “Taiwan Geoparks Network”, aiming to establish an exchange platform between the geological parks in Taiwan and lay down the standards for management of the geological parks. The geological parks in Taiwan carry the mission to effectively protect the rare natural landscapes,

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  • One day a forestry worker, always a forestry worker

    This is a key transformational period for the Taiwan forestry. In the face of global environmental deterioration and snowballing climate change, the world has realized that forests provide an effective means of protecting the ecological balance and biodiversity.

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  • The Memory of Alishan

    In 1903, Dr. Shitarou Kawai of Forestry conducted a field survey in Alishan. Later on he prepared a framework of Alishan’s forest and railway development. Over ten years later, Dr.Shitarou Kawai returned to Alishan. What he saw was row upon row of logger’s huts and steam locomotives running back and forth carrying 1000-year-old logs. The “endless” lush forest with more than 300 thousand Taiwan red-cypress and yellow-cypress trees had turned into a production base of the logging industry. A hun

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  • Colorful Habitat II -Dan Ta Rare Wildlife Introduction

    Dan Ta Major Wildlife Habitat, north Cilan Major Wildlife Habitat and south Guanshan Major Wildlife Habitat, to become the ecological preservation of Central Mountains, These places have a lot of animals. We introduce seven raptors in the film and record Ictinaetus malayensis and Spizaetus nipalensis breeds its offspring here. About Brachypteryx montana reproduction is the first time be recorded in Taiwan. It’s so true, nature and precious.

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  • Embrace the mountains revive the forests-Guanshan Major Wildlife Natural Habitat

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  • Bats Under the Starlight Forest in Nantou

    There are a total of 35 known species of bats in Taiwan. Of these, more than 20 species live in the forests within the jurisdictional area of the Nantou Forest District Office. With a rich variety of habitats and abundant food, these forests are the perfect home for bats; in fact, this area constitutes one of the finest bat habitats in Taiwan. Let us explore the fascinating bat ecosystems that can be found within the Nantou Forest District Office jurisdictional area!

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  • Siangyang National Forest Recreation Area

    Situated on the periphery along 147 to 158 kilometers of the Southern Cross-Island Highway, Siangyang National Forest Recreation Area ranges from about 2300 to 2700 meters above sea level and spans 362 hectares. It is the upper reach of the mountainous recreation area of Xiwulu Creek. Beautiful scenery,and the cool-temperate climate with a mean annual temperature of about 11.4 oC, make Siangyang the best summer vacation destination and is the ideal choice for hiking in southern Taiwan. Th

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  • Jhihben National Forest Recreation Area

    Situated in the Jhihbennei Hot Springs area southwest of Taitung City, Jhihben National Forest Recreational Area spans 110 hectares, ranges from125 to 650 meters above sea level, and has a mean annual temperature of about 22 oC, Dense forests and Jhihben Creek pass through the entrance to this area. With such a beautiful environment, Jhihbennei has become a famous tourist site in Taitung. This area is bounded by a river bed and a mountain ridge. Steep slopes make this area perfect for hiking

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  • Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area

    Due to its unique geography, topography, and convenient driving location brought by the Wushe branch of the Central Cross-Island Expressway, Mt. Hehuan has become the most renowned snow viewing resort in Taiwan. Located on the boundary of Nantou County and Hualien County, Mt. Hehuan Forest Recreational Area is approx. 500 hectares in total, and is almost entirely within the Taroko National Park. Covering altitudes from 2,750 to 3,421 (East Peak) meters, the area has a highland climate that varie

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  • Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area

    Located in the Heping District of Taichung City, the recreational area covers altitudes from 2,000 to 2,996 meters with forest vegetation distributed across four forest belts: tropical, subtropical, temperate, and frigid, and has a total area of 3,962.93 hectares. Dasyueshan Forest Recreational Area has the best primeval forest bath in Taiwan and convenient transportation, that is, approx. 31 km from Dongshih when taking the Dasyueshan forest road. Special scenic sports include Mt. Shaolai

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  • Dongyanshan National Forest Recreation Area

    Situated in Xiayun Village of Fuxin Township in Taoyuan County, Dongyanshan (Eastern Eye Mountain) National Forest Recreation Area spans 916 acres and ranges from 650 to 1212 meters above sea level. From its location behind a hill, it halts the advancement of the northeast monsoon. As a result, the climate is warm and comfortable. Since transportation is convenient, the area is perfect for day-trips. This area is situated on the foot of the western Snow Mountain range and is part of the Dahan R

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  • Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area

    Situated in Yomu District of Sanxia Township in Taipei County, the hilly terrain of Manyueyuan (Full Moon) National Forest Recreation Area rises in elevation from northwest to southeast. This 1573-acre area ranges from 300 to 1700 meters above sea level. The winding Rueizai Creek, upstream of the Dabau River, humidifies the area. With a moist climate, summers that are cool and refreshing, and a mean annual temperature of 19.9oC, this area is an ideal place for outdoor activity. This area is n

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  • Neidong National Forest Recreation Area

    Situated in southeastern Xinshian Village in Wulai Township of Taipei County, the 1191-hectare Neidong National Forest Recreational Area ranges from 230 to 800 meters above sea level. Due to the Neidong and Nanshih Creeks, which run through the recreational area, and dense forest blocking the cold wind, the incredibly humid climate is mild with a mean annual temperature of 20oC. With abundant anion and phytoncid, Neidong is the best forest bath area in northern Taiwan. This area is surrounded

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  • Basianshan National Forest Recreation Area

    Basianshan National Forest Recreation Area is situated above Guguan on Provincial Highway 8 and is accessible from Guguan through forest roads. This vast 2492-hectare area ranges from 750 to 2424 meters above sea level. The highest point in this area is the central Basian Mountain. Since the numerous alpines and valleys block the gusty wind, the mean annual temperature is around 18ºC. With its beautiful forests and rivers, this breezy area was nominated as one of Taiwan’s top eight scenic destin

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