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Author elsslots
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#16 | Posted: 13 Nov 2013 08:16 | Edited by: elsslots 
I've now been to all 4 potential sites that I mentioned above

I have reports (in Dutch) + photos of:
- Beinan : http://elsslots.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/de-beinan-cultuur-van-prehistorisch-taiwan/
- Taroko: http://elsslots.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/taroko-wonder-der-natuur/
- Fort Santo Domingo in Tamsui: http://elsslots.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/verleden-tijd-in-taipei-en-tamsui/
- Jiufen, part of Shue-Jin-Jiu mining sites: http://elsslots.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/massaal-de-stad-uit/

All except Taroko are sites of little interest in my opinion. Not considered, but worthwhile: the Baoan temple in Taipei (Taiwan folk religion at its best)

Author winterkjm
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#17 | Posted: 12 Dec 2013 12:09 | Edited by: winterkjm 

Author Durian
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#18 | Posted: 26 Dec 2016 20:41 
Alishan Forest Train

The English news is a bit different from the Chinese version. The Chinese one reported that Taiwan plans to nominate Alishan Forest Train as its first WHS. (At first I don't think this will be possible, but the recent move of Trump on Taiwan policy made me think twice on this matter)

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2016/12/25/2003661901
http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/16/12/24/n8628000.htm

Author winterkjm
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#19 | Posted: 15 Sep 2017 03:57 
Potential World Heritage Sites in Taiwan (18)
Paiwan & Rukai Settlements of Slate Constructions
Lo-Sheng Sanatorium
Yushan National Park
Fort San Domingo and Surrounding Historical Buildings, Tamsui
Orchid Island and The Tao (Yami)
Wushantou Reservoir & Chianan Irrigation Waterway
Old Mountain Line Railway
Kinmen Battlefield Culture
Taroko National Park
Alishan Forest Railway
Penghu Stone Fish Weirs
Datun Volcano Group
Matsu Battlefield Culture
Taoyuan Tableland and Ponds
Shuei-Jin-Jiou Mining Sites
Penghu Columnar Basalt Nature Reserve
Cilan Mountain Cypress Forest
Beinan Archaeological Site & Mt. Dulan

No additional news regarding the possibility of Taiwan inclusion with UNESCO, but the website has been updated and so has some of the nominations and info provided.

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