Spring Scream fest in southern Taiwan a flop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Spring Scream (春吶) festival in southern Taiwan appears to have been a resounding flop this year, despite a guest appearance by the sensational Kaohsiung Mayor, Ha...

Lungluan Lake in southern Taiwan hailed as ‘wild bird paradise’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Lungluan Lake (龍鑾潭) in Kenting National Park (墾丁國家公園), south of Hengchun and between the Ping-Er Highway and Guanshan, is located in a low-lying area prone to flooding during t...

Taiwan’s magnificent Eluanbi Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eluanbi Park at the southernmost tip of Taiwan in Kenting National Park is famous internationally for its landmark lighthouse. Selected as one of “Taiwan’s Eight...

Festival season arrives in southern Taiwan's Kenting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — April marks the beginning of festival season in southern Taiwan’s Kenting, which is set to host a number of music events and other celebrations. Electronic music ...

Taiwan's Forest Bureau lets kids under 12 in free to recreation areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- If you haven’t decided where to go yet to spend the upcoming four-day Tomb-Sweeping holiday, you might want to consider one of 13 designated national forest recreation ar...

Interview: Gloria Hotel Group CEO revives family fortunes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- John Chen's (陳炯福) decision to return to Taiwan and take over the family-owned hotel business was wildly successful, as shown by the ever-expanding size of Gloria Outlets. ...

Russian travel bloggers say Taiwan is 'completely different' from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two popular travel bloggers from Russia have described Taiwan as "completely different" from China and the "heart of Asia," CNA reports. Alexander Belenk...

Swedish envoy seeking Taiwanese investment in Sweden

Sweden's new representative to Taiwan Håkan Jevrell pledged Monday to increase his country's profile in Taiwan to encourage more Taiwanese investment and vice versa, as he sees great pot...

Taiwan High Speed Rail announces specially priced ‘spring tour’ package

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) on March 14 announced a specially priced “spring tour” package that includes a round-trip bullet train ticket plus one ni...

Spring Break on the Beach 2019 returns to southern Taiwan in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2019 Spring Break on the Beach (夏都春宴) music festival has invited international DJs, jugglers, acrobats, and a well known Japanese internet celebrity to perform this year at...

What to do and where to stay with kids in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Traveling to Kaohsiung, Taiwan and planning what to do with kids? This guide includes tips for what to do with kids when visiting southern Taiwan, markets not to be missed, and how to get around Kaohs...

Taiwan's Top 5 at-risk attractions

Taiwan rightly prides itself on the country's natural beauty and beautiful scenery. It can be easy to overlook it at times if you restrict your travel to the overdeveloped western plateau, but the...

Mass coral spawning comes early this year in Taiwan's Kenting National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Coral reefs in southern Taiwan's Kenting National Park have come into the first major mass spawning activity of the year, which started earlier than the previous year,...

Taiwan’s Top 5 Night Markets

It was revealed this week that a new poll has found that Kenting Street (墾丁大街) is officially the worst night market in Taiwan. It was evidently a hotly contested battle for the dubious distinction, wi...

Mexico rep. to Taiwan praises Kenting's beauty during visit for Mexican culture festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tourism to Pingtung, and the scenic coastal town of Kenting has been slow recently, with a recent spate of negative news tarnishing the image of a formerly bustling vacati...