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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Summer in Taiwan: Calendar of Good Times

Summer is a wonderful time when festivals are all over Taiwan.
Here’s a few festivals that TaiwanScene list for you.

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World Renowned Triathlete Couple Takes-On Challenge Taiwan

Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae and her husband, 2009 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships winner, Tim O’Donnell sat down with Taiwan Scene.

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Eight Taiwan Sporting Events Serious Athletes Need to Know About

From cycling races to marathons, surfing to triathlons, Taiwan is increasingly becoming known for its sporting events. Taiwan Scene looks at eight unique annual events that put Taiwan on the sporting map.

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River Tracing in Taiwan

Probably the number one destination for river tracing groups is Hualien, which is home to the Shakadang river, the Sanzhan River and the Feicui valley.  But no matter where you go, if you’re new to the sport, you’ll definitely want to hire the services of a local guide.

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Cycling in Taiwan: An Embarrassment of Riches

While the mercury dips dangerously in North America and rises in other parts of the globe for the last weekend in 2017, the forecast ion Taiwan is for cool and mostly dry around the island, or as I like to call it, cycling weather.

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2017 Top 30 Moments of MyTaiwanTour

With the arrival of 2018, we want to review these memorable moments we’ve been through in 2017, hoping to meet all of you again here in Taiwan!

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The Taipei Tai Chi Experience

If you’ve spent any time at all in Taiwan or China, you’ve probably seen Tai Chi being practiced in parks, usually in the early morning by anything from single practitioners to large, semi-choreographed groups. For the past month or so I’ve been practicing Tai Chi myself three mornings a week, and I thought I’d use this week’s column to share my experience.

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