Google map lists National Taiwan Library as ‘Taipei China Library’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The director of the National Taiwan Library (國立台灣圖書館) has protested to Google Maps about its website listing his institution as “Taipei China Library”(中國台北圖書館), repo...

Explore Taiwan's colonial history in Hualien with a stay at an authentic Japanese Ryokan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Hualien County may not be the first place most tourists think of when they think of Taiwan’s colonial past under the Japanese. Most probably think ...

Taiwan’s Top 7 Libraries

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The winning design for the new southern branch of the Taiwan National Library and Repository in Tainan City (臺南市) has been announced and it looks really impressive. The ...

Empty bridge on Ghost Month registers '741 people,' spooking Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens have become spooked by a digital readout of a turnstile showing "741 people" standing on Dijiu Suspension Bridge (地久吊橋) , even though it is complet...

Digital library offering 3D models of heritage sites of Taiwan launched: Ministry of Culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Digital 3D models depicting 28 Taiwanese cultural sites and historic landscapes when they were the most prosperous are now available for download and re-use by cultural and creat...

Photo of the Day: WWII allied bombing of Taiwan Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese Facebook group on May 21 released a stunning colorized photo of the aftermath of a WWII allied bombing raid that was carried out almost exactly 73 years ago on what...

Taoyuan, Taiwan to host the 22nd Sumo World Championship tournament

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It was announced on April 9 that the city of Taoyuan will host the 2018 Sumo World and Asian Championships this year, to be held from July 20 – July 22 at the Taoyua...

Popular Youtube channel 'Taiwan Bar' releases its first English language video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The popular Taiwanese YouTube channel “Taiwan Bar,” known for its funny video lessons on Taiwanese history and culture, has just released its first ever Englis...

Top 10 alternative things to see and do on Penghu

Penghu is a small archipelago of around 90 islands located in the Taiwan Strait midway between Taiwan and China. All of the islands that make up Penghu are only 141 square kilometres in size and th...

Taiwan's Top 10 abandoned places

The Taiwanese economic miracle has been well-documented and the rapid development that the country has experienced is evident in all walks of life here. When a country goes through such a fast economi...

Taiwan’s Top 10 man-made marvels

Last week, I put together a list of the top ten natural wonders in Taiwan. It could easily have been a Top 50 or longer. But for all of Taiwan’s natural beauty, there is no denying the impact th...

National Taiwan Museum reopens after 2 month renovation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Taiwan Museum in Taipei has reopened its doors on Nov. 21 after a two month closure for renovation. The renovations are the first the museum has received s...

Top 10 alternative places to visit in Taichung

Taichung may have just been officially elevated to the second largest city in Taiwan, but it is a destination that quite a few visitors to Taiwan will overlook. Its location right in the middle of ...

Secret Japanese tunnel opens to public for first time in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A secret Japanese-built tunnel was officially opened to the public for the first time at a ceremony commemorating the 30th anniversary of the National Sun Yat-sen University (N...

Photo of the day: Terracotta model of Japanese colonial building

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Inspired by an old Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) building in Taipei's historic Dadaocheng area, an American teacher created a terracotta clay model of the structure and...