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...

Live images of tourist hotspots provided by Taiwan city helps people make travel decisions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Government is providing live images of eight popular tourists spots across the city using existing surveillance systems to help people wishing to avoid crowds...

Temperatures dip to 2.9 degrees C in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Temperatures in northern and central Taiwan plummeted to as low as 2.9 degrees Celsius early Friday (Jan. 31) under the influence of the first cold front of the season. ...

Mercury plummets as cold spell grips Taiwan

Temperatures across Taiwan plunged Wednesday night into early Thursday morning (Jan. 30), setting records for this winter season in some parts of the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (...

Missing Taiwanese diver found dead in Chinese ‘ghost ship’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The diver who went missing near a Chinese “ghost ship” on Wednesday (Dec, 25) around noon was found dead Wednesday night. Lu (呂), 47, was reportedly one of ...

Diver disappears during dismantling of Chinese ‘ghost ship’ in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 47-year-old man was reported missing Wednesday (Dec. 25) afternoon after he had gone diving to inspect the dismantling of a Chinese “ghost ship” off the coas...

Temperatures in N. Taiwan dip to 8.6 degrees C on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Temperatures in northern Taiwan dropped to 8.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday (Dec. 8) under the influence of a continental cold air mass, setting a new record low for flat are...

Taoyuan Flower Festival's Daxi event blossoms in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Taoyuan Flower Festival's Daxi event kicked off with a ceremony on Sunday (Nov. 10), featuring blossoming flowers in a 17-acre field surrounding the Li Teng-f...

Taiwan’s Taoyuan top of the pops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Taoyuan Street Party's four concerts will take place on Sat. (Nov. 9) and Nov. 30 to promote the new open-air pop music theater at the Taoyuan Airport MRT'...

Dismantling of Chinese ‘ghost ship’ in Taiwan will take one month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The work to dismantle an empty Chinese freighter which ran aground in Yilan County in September will start next Tuesday (October 22) and take about one month, according to...

Chinese ‘ghost ship’ runs aground in Northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A presumably Chinese empty freighter ran aground in Yilan County near Toucheng Saturday (September 28). The authorities were planning to send two ships to tow the &lsqu...

Taiwan public-private sector efforts revitalize Daxi’s cultural heritage

Remnants of Daxi’s days as a prosperous port abound as one traverses the streets of its downtown area. Located in the northern metropolis of Taoyuan, the district made a name for itself during J...

Taoyuan to host colorful Taiwan folklore festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 International Folklore Festival of Tudingong (土地公國際民俗藝術節) will take place at Taoyuan Arts Plaza (桃園藝文廣場) from Sept. 7-8, and at Fu Ren Temple (福仁宮) in Daxi (大溪) o...

Google Doodle celebrates Taiwanese singer Fong Fei-Fei's 66th birthday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google Doodle celebrated what would be famous Taiwanese singer Fong Fei-Fei's (鳳飛飛) 66th birthday today were she still living. Fong Fei-fei was a popular Taiwanese singe...

Taiwan’s Taoyuan to host Qixi concert in Daxi on Aug. 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Daxi Qixi Concert (大溪七夕音樂晚會) will take place at the parking lot in front of Daxi Bridge (大溪橋頭停車場) from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 3, Taoyuan’s Department o...