The Taitung/Zhiben Region is a Rich Bounty of Scenic & Healthy Exercise Adventures

Words by Rick Charette The Hotel Royal Chihpen – Unbeatable home base for those for which happiness means healthy-lifestyle outdoor exercise  The alluring Hawaii-like combination of low and accessible coastal mountains, Pacific coastline and open, flat land in between makes the East Coast region around Taitung City and the Zhiben (知本) hot-spring resort area a…

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In search of the elusive Formosan black bear in Taiwan

Hualien from the airplane window was lovely enough to warrant a full day’s exploration, but on that day we would only be passing through. We were headed further down south in search of the elusive Formosan black bear (台灣黑熊). Without even stopping for coffee, we left the city by train, bound for the town of Yuli.

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