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Photographer captures Penghu fireworks from Taiwan's Alishan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan’s skies cleared over the weekend, photographer Huang Yuan-ming (黃源明) shared photos of fireworks showcased at the Penghu International Fireworks Festival he...

Penghu International Fireworks Festival begins with a bang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 20th Penghu International Fireworks Festival opened as scheduled on Monday (April 25) despite the nation's recent surge in local COVID-19 cases. The opening fea...

Penghu International Fireworks Festival set to launch as scheduled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 20th Penghu International Fireworks Festival will proceed as scheduled on April 25 despite the recent surge in local COVID-19 cases. Penghu County Commissioner Lai ...

Number of visitors to Taiwan’s Penghu Islands crashed by almost half in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of visitors to Penghu fell almost by half during 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the county government said Tuesday (Feb. 8). The archipelago in the m...

7.5 million tourists swarmed Taiwan’s Tainan during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan experienced a tourism boom during the Lunar New Year holiday, attracting over 7.5 million visitors, more than four times the population of the city. Tainan boast...

Post-Lunar New Year festivals in Taiwan

When it comes to public celebrations of the Lunar New Year, Taiwan can sometimes feel a little underwhelming. While cities in other countries hold elaborate festivals, here the focus is largely on ...

Yuejin Lantern Festival in south Taiwan boasts 5 light exhibitions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) encouraged the public to visit the 2022 Yuejin Lantern Festival, which he described in a press release as an event “full of cultural...

2022 Penghu fireworks festival to kick off April 25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 Penghu International Fireworks Festival will feature 24 shows from April 25 to June 30, according to a press release by the Penghu County Tourism Department. T...

Taiwan’s Penghu banks on fireworks festival to bring back tourists next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Penghu County is banking on next year’s fireworks festival to bring back tourists after experiencing a sharp decline this year due to the pandemic. According to s...

Penghu fireworks festival in Taiwan canceled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's offshore island county of Penghu has canceled its fireworks festival because of COVID-19. It is one of many events the island has had to postpone or cancel...

Tourism industry recommends water activities at Penghu as firework festival draws near

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the 2021 Penghu International Fireworks Festival is set to open on April 22, online travel agency Klook is recommending five water activities to those who visit Penghu,...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 20, the 79th day of 2021. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring arrives at 5:37 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Today’s...

2021 Penghu fireworks festival to kick off April 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Penghu International Fireworks Festival featuring 23 shows will run from April 22 to June 28, according to a press release by Penghu County’s Tourism Depart...

Taipei 101 launches 3-month campaign to celebrate new year

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) The management of Taipei 101 launched a three-month-long campaign on Friday (Dec. 5) to celebrate the new year at its observatory, shopping mall and office building, and display h...

Trial run for Double 10 Day fireworks held in Taiwan’s Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thousands of people went to Yuguang Island in Tainan City’s Anping District on Saturday (Sept. 26) to watch a trial run of the 2020 Double 10 Day fireworks, and visi...