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80-year-old heritage garden to reopen in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Shoyoen Japanese Garden (逍遙園) in Kaohsiung will once again welcome visitors starting Sunday (Nov. 1) following the completion of its three-year renovation. Built in...

Photo of the Day: Moon over old Taichung Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American blogger captured this photograph of a full moon above the old Taichung railway tation over the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. Daniel Arreola, 34, who runs the food...

Taiwan Presidential Office Building to mark 100th anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The grandson of the Japanese architect who designed the Presidential Office Building will visit Taiwan later this month to help mark the red brick building’s 100th anniver...

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 ...

Feast your eyes on indescribable beauty of Taoyuan Daxi’s old district in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Daxi District, Taoyuan City is the only town in Taiwan where you can see a grand traditional Chinese courtyard house, an old street lined with houses with magnificent Baroque-sty...

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...

Taiwan presidential office doppelganger found in Chennai?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Director General of the India-Taipei Association Sridharan Madhusudhanan has discovered that Taiwan's presidential office looks strikingly similar to the main train sta...

Photo of the Day: Japanese colonial buildings in Dadaocheng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American teacher, posted an image of two elegant brick buildings constructed during the Japanese colonial era in Taipei's Dadaocheng area on the social media site Reddit...

Restored old Xinbeitou train station opens to public

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The old Xinbeitou train station (新北投車站) has finally been restored to its original glory and was officially opened to the public yesterday, close to the spot in Taipei's Bei...

10 reasons why Japanese tourists love Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The number of Japanese tourists traveling to Taiwan has been surging in recent years, with Japanese now the second largest group of visitors to Taiwan after Chinese, partly bec...

Google Map of Taiwan's Demolished and Burned Cultural Assets

A Japanese architect has created a Google map that shows the exact location where major historic buildings and other cultural assets have been damaged, demolished, or burned down. According to a p...

Qidong Old Street (齊東老街)

Within walking distance from the Zhongxiao Xinsheng MRT station and striking range of the Huashan Creative Park, Qidong Old Street (齊東老街) is a secluded lane lined with a cluster of Japanese colonial e...

Stamp Expo: Century-old post office in Penghu sticks to its mission

The century-old post office in the outlying Penghu Archipelago has postmen in all 19 inhabited islands, as part of its efforts to maintain its delivery service. Among all the public businesses in P...