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Plastic Pollution: How to Fight in 2019

Beach Clean Ups in Taiwan We held our first beach clean up of 2019 over the weekend in Wai’ao, Taiwan. A beautiful black sand beach with a relaxed vibe, Wai’ao is a perfect summer hideout if you want to escape the city madness. Unfortunately, it’s winter, and the beach doesn’t get the proper care it […]

Hiking Huang Di Dian in Taiwan

Taiwan Hiking There’s no better hike to get your blood pumping and calves burning than Huang Di Dian (皇帝殿). Just outside of Taipei, you will explore a fantastic day hike. Start your venture in the quiet town of Shiding climbing an intimidating staircase and high ropes to the seemingly perilous ridges above. This trek is […]

Hiking Wuliaojian in Taiwan

Taipei Hiking Wuliaojian (五寮尖) is one of the best, most interactive day hikes around Taipei. And for good reason! Start your day climbing steep slopes and up rugged terrain towards the many peaks which give way to a perfect 360 degree panorama. While you take in the views, descend down treacherous ridges. Chance seeing monkeys […]

Hiking Manyueyuan in Taiwan

Taipei Hiking Manyueyuan Forest Recreational Park (滿月圓森林遊樂區) is a beautiful hiking location. Located South of Taipei in Sanxia you can enjoy many trails. Escape the metropolitan lifestyle while diving in to pine forests and waterfalls. Manyueyuan is considered one of the best places to watch the leaves change in Autumn as well as to witness […]

Hiking Yunsen Waterfall in Taiwan

Taipei Hiking Located at the Southern point of Sanxia lies a hidden gem known as Yunsen Waterfall, aka Cloud Heart Waterfall (雲心瀑布). The hike takes place along a steep ridge and leads over rope bridges and boulders to the pristine waters below the falls. Either relax and play in the refreshing pool or climb up above […]

Hiking Yangmingshan in Taipei

Taipei Hiking Yangmingshan (陽明山) is Taipei’s biggest mountain, and may very well be the most diverse outdoor location within Taipei’s city limits. Due to Yangmingshan’s unique ecology you will witness steamy hot springs, difficult ascents, and wonderful peaks. There are many trails for you to enjoy, so take your time! The main peak, Qixingshan, is a […]

Volunteering in Taiwan. The best way to make new friends.

There are probably only a handful of situations where shoveling poop, cleaning cages, or building pens could be labeled as a fun experience, but this past Saturday, everyone at TAO was all smiles. Once a month, TAO works with the PACK Sanctuary, a shelter for over 400 animals needing to be adopted. Tasks often range […]

Taiwan Environmental Initiative 2018 Recap

Taiwan Adventure Outings events in 2018 accounted for over 7 tons of trash collected from Taiwan’s beaches and forests. Taiwan Adventure Outings loves the outdoors. We hike, we camp, we climb high mountains, we search for wildlife at night. We generally love exploring Taiwan and all its beauty. It’s important, and we do so often. We […]

TAO Shifen Sky Lantern Cleanup

Cleaning up sky lanterns in Taiwan is unique because you don’t go to the trash, the trash comes to you. Last week, the TAO family went to Pingxi to help the residents pick up fallen lanterns just outside the well-known Shifen Old Street. The Pingxi area is famous for its sky lanterns that are most […]

Top 5 Adventurous Hikes in Taiwan

Taiwan is a country with a vast network of trails. Spanning coastal views and dense forests, up in the high mountains or down in the valleys, Taiwan’s hikes will allow you to see the best the country has to offer. Here we will focus on day hikes that are both easy to access and are […]