TRA adds train services for hot air balloon festival in East Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has announced additional train services to transport festival-goers to the 2019 Taitung International Balloon Fiesta, which lifted...

Taiwan's Taitung International Balloon Festival fires up on June 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eastern Taiwan's 2019 Taitung International Balloon Festival will take off on June 29 in Luye Township and will be extended an extra week to last a total of 45 days, accord...

Taiwan International Balloon Festival attracts record number of visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Buoyed by fair weather, the 2018 Taiwan International Balloon Festival in Taiwan’s eastern county of Taitung attracted a record number of 900,000 visitors in 45 days, ...

Top 10 must-see attractions in Taitung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung County government took a poll of must-see travel destinations in Taitung which local and visitors alike should visit. The county government last administered t...

Taiwan's top places to take to the skies

The 2018 Shihmen Reservoir Hot Air Balloon Carnival is currently in full swing at the Nanyuan Eco Park in Taoyuan. The event, which is in just its third year, offers visitors the chance to take to the...

Taiwan's Taitung hot air balloon festival fires up on June 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eastern Taiwan's 2018 Taitung International Balloon Festival will take off on June 30 in Luye Township and will be extended an extra week to last a total of 45 days, accord...

Taiwan International Hot Air Balloon Festival listed among top 12 in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The annual Taiwan International Balloon Festival which takes place in Taitung County, has been listed among the top 12 Amazing Hot Air Balloon Festivals around the world b...

Farmer files lawsuit over hot air balloons scaring livestock

WHITE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey farmer is suing the hosts of an annual hot air balloon festival, claiming the balloons are scaring her livestock. Lehighvalleylive.com (http://bit.ly/...

Twin balloon festivals in Taiwan lift spirits after typhoons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- Cancellations of outdoor events caused by Taiwan's twin typhoons a week ago led to twin hot air balloon festivals being held this past weekend, with Hsinchu and Taitung bo...

Events and Activities for August 4-6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are events and activities aplenty around Taipei for the weekend of August 4-6. Weekend Festivals The Taiwan Adult Expo 6 is on this Friday through Sunday at t...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - July 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top stories this week included Taoist gods protest against burning restrictions, Chinese bombers pass through Taiwan airspace, 60 percent of handmade drinks contain ex...

Typhoon Nesat cancels weekend fun around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Nesat intensifies 540 kilometers off the coast of Taiwan, storm warnings are heeded and events are being canceled. Northern Taiwan The HO-HAI-YAN Gong...

Deflated: Typhoon Nesat delays Hsinchu hot air balloon festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu's free hot air balloon festival, scheduled for this weekend, has been postponed due to severe weather warnings as Typhoon Nesat is poised to strike Taiwan. ...

Balloon festival prepares to fly near Trump golf course

For 35 years, organizers of New Jersey's biggest hot-air balloon festival have made preparations by lining up musical acts and getting ready to fill the skies over rolling hills and horse farms. ...

Free hot air balloon flights offered at Hsinchu festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This year's annual hot air balloon festival at the Qingqing Grasslands (青青草原) in Hsinchu will include four balloons which will offer free rides to 550 members of the public...