Take Taiwan Tourist Shuttle’s Dongyanshan Route to enjoy vast forests in Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Tourist Shuttle’s Dongyanshan Route (Taoyuan Bus 506), traveling between Taoyuan’s Daxi and the Dongyanshan National Forest Recreation Area, launched on...

Visit scenic lake favored by Chiang Kai-shek in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Groups of 10 or fewer people can now register on-site to visit Back Cihu — a historic lake where former Taiwanese leader Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) often spent time with ...

Taiwan tourist hotspot app adds crowd warning function

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City’s Scenic Area Service Agency has released an app that allows users to look up crowd warnings for popular tourist attractions and real-time video of tour...

Member of White Wolf's pro-China pack culprit behind paint attack on HK activist in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The suspect who allegedly tossed red paint on Hong Kong musician and activist Denise Ho (何韻詩) during a rally against the communist dictatorship of China on Sunday (Sept. 2...

Taiwan Independence activists not charged for Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall paint attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two young Taiwan Independence supporters who threw eggs filled with red paint at the statue of late President Chiang Kai-shek inside the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall will...

Taoyuan hotels offer free luggage delivery from Taiwan’s major airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors arriving at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport can have their luggage delivered free of charge if they stay at one of 30 hotels on a list announced Friday (May ...

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle route changes from May 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Taiwan Tourist Shuttle (台灣好行) routes in Taoyuan will be replaced by new routes starting May 1. This will enable passengers to "travel between transportation hu...

'Blue tears' phenomenon becomes tourist hit in Taiwan's Kinmen

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Dubbed "blue tears" by local residents, the mysterious sparkling blue light that can be spotted along the shore of Kinmen during spring, has become a major tourist attraction...

Taiwan's Taoyuan adjusts opening hours of attractions during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Department of Tourism of Taoyuan City Government on Friday announced adjusted operation hours of the city’s public transportation and popular tourist attractions...

Neat places to visit in Daxi in Taiwan’s northern city of Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—I made a visit to Daxi in Taiwan’s northern city of Taoyuan last month but felt that I hadn’t fully explored this lovely town, so I went there again on Tuesday (...

Taiwan reopens Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mausoleum of former Taiwan military and political leader Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) in Cihu Park, Taoyuan reopened July 8 for public viewing after being defaced earlier thi...

Chiang Kai-shek grave daubed with red paint by Taiwan Independence activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Alleged supporters of Taiwan Independence daubed the temporary grave of late President Chiang Kai-shek with red paint on the 71st anniversary of the 228 Incident, an upris...

Transitional Justice in Taiwan: Why the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial must stay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Dec. 5, 2017 the Taiwanese Legislative Yuan led by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers passed the Act on Promoting Transitional Justice (促進轉型正義條例). The measur...

Bill proposes repurposing CKS hall and relocating all Chiang statues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Amid the recent rancor over the decapitation of the statue of former President Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石), which had been carried out in retaliation for similar vandalizing of a sta...

Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum suffers declining tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As some sectors of the tourism industry have been hit by declining Chinese tourists numbers since the election of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), vendors at Taoyuan’s Cihu ...