Taiwan ranked No. 1 on Agoda 2020 travel wish list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been ranked number one among the top 10 most-searched destinations in the second half of 2020, according to Agoda, an online travel agency and metasearch engine...

81 sick after suspected food poisoning at hotel in N.E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A case of suspected food poisoning at Hotel Royal Chiaohsi’s (礁溪老爺酒店) buffet restaurant in Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County, has sickened 81 people, 41 of whom have sou...

Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau to step up virus prevention measures at Marian Hiking Trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau will begin to take crowd control measures at the Marian Hiking Trail (聖母登山步道) in Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County for fear that the popular tra...

Hakka Tung Blossom Festival to kick off across Taiwan in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Hakka Tung Blossom Festival (HTBF, 桐花祭) hosted by the Hakka Affairs Council (HAC) will kick off in April. Although the HAC has canceled a number of events as...

Hot spring hotel in NE Taiwan folds over coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 13-year-old hotel in downtown Jiaoxi, a popular hot spring town in Taiwan’s northeastern county of Yilan, closed for refurbishment on Sunday due to slow business c...

Crashed Black Hawk black box found in N. Taiwan as helicopters grounded

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said at noon on Friday (Jan. 3) that the black box of a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in the mountainous district of Wul...

Jiaoxi, Taiwan to open 'Hot Spring Night Market' in mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's famous hot spring haven Jiaoxi Township is slated to open a new night market in mid-December. Jiaoxi Township, which is situated in northeastern Taiwan'...

Taiwan’s Jiao Xi Hot Spring Marathon begins accepting registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Jiao Xi Hot Spring Marathon (礁溪溫泉馬拉松) has begun accepting registration from now until Sep. 16 or when the designated capacity is reached, according to the event&r...

Linmei Shipan Trail in NE Taiwan reopens to the public on July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Linmei Shipan Trail (林美石磐步道) in Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County will reopen to the public on July 1, after it was closed for repair in early June, the Forestry Bureau’s Lou...

Taiwan’s national highway bus fares go up March 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taking a bus to travel on Taiwan’s national highways will become costlier, beginning on Monday (Mar. 4) when Ubus (統聯客運) hikes its ticket prices by 3%, which amounts to a...

More than 100 cherry trees planted along Paoma Historic Trail in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Government and private organizations worked together to plant more than 100 cherry trees along the middle section of the Paoma Historic Trail (跑馬古道) on Feb. 23, Luodong Forest ...

Well-known defector, Chinese Communist Party member permitted to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A member of China’s National People’s Congress, and the wife of a fellow Taiwanese defector has reportedly traveled on several occasions between Taiwan and Chi...

Yilan – Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport express bus enters into service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An express bus linking Yilan County with Taoyuan International Airport rolled into service on Nov. 19, with the trip expected to take about two and a half hours, reported ...

Eligible backpackers in Taiwan pampered with up to NT$2,500 subsidies for individual travels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau on Monday announced details of a room and transportation subsidy program for backpackers who will travel and stay in Yilan, Hualien, Taitung, P...

Full 43-minute transcript of call by driver before deadly Taiwan derailment released

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The full 43-minute transcript of the calls made by the driver of the ill-fated Puyuma Express before its deadly derailment in Taiwan's Yilan County has been posted online b...