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New Taipei City’s Gold Museum launches ‘upgraded’ virtual museum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Gold Museum now has a “digital museum,” with three of its sections launching ahead of the official opening in October, the museum announced...

Heart-wrenching stories behind mysterious Tomb of Lost Love in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Going for a hike in the countryside is a pleasure when most of your time is spent indoors feeling anxious, and the Diaoshan Trail (貂山古道) is a treat, with its Tomb of Lost ...

Lighting up 'Remains of the 13 Levels' in New Taipei ruins area's tranquility, say locals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The lighting of the "Remains of the 13 Levels" in New Taipei County since Mid-Autumn Festival has many local residents fearful that the quiet coastal community o...

Remains of 13 Levels in NE Taiwan to be illuminated starting on Moon Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Remains of the 13 Levels, which sits on a hillside overlooking the ocean on the northeastern coast of Taiwan, will be illuminated by amber lights nightly from 6 p.m. to 9 p...

Two Taiwan elementary schools team up to provide unique learning experiences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Xilin Elementary School (西林國) in Wanrung Township (萬榮鄉), Hualien County, has teamed up with Pai-Yun Elementary School (白雲國小) in Xizhi District (汐止區), New Taipei City, under the...

Old copper refinery to reopen as tourist attraction in New Taipei

A disused copper refinery in New Taipei City’s Ruifang District is set to become a tourist attraction under a public art project arranged by Taipei City-based Taiwan Power Co. Known locally a...

Historic TRA building in Hualien seeks private sector investment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The official residence of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) Hualien Regional Office chief, a registered, historically important, Japanese-style building, has been r...

New Taipei mayor plans to illuminate the Remains of the Thirteen Levels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) is mulling over the idea of projection mapping on the abandoned Remains of the Thirteen Levels (十三層遺址), which sits precariously on a moun...

Places in Taiwan most likely see traffic jams during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau on Jan. 14 issued a warning to travelers about places in Taiwan which will most likely see traffic congestion during the nine-day Lunar New Y...

Shen'ao Rail Bike in New Taipei revitalizes old tracks and romanticizes seaside landscapes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An abandoned train track along Taiwan’s north coast has been turned into a rail-bike route for riders to enjoy at their leisure, slow pedaling along the old track an...

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 ...

YouTuber captures beauty of NE Taiwan with aerial drone photography

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A YouTuber by the name of Eric Lin has been creating some spectacular film clips of Taiwan using aerial drone photography, orchestral scores, and his own video editing ski...

Time-saving new express bus route from New Taipei’s Banqiao to Jiufen and Jinguashi begins operation Sep 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The new Taipei Bus express bus route 965 from New Taipei City’s Banqiao district to the archaic mining towns and popular tour destinations of Jiufen and Jinguashi on T...

Taiwan's Top 10 Museums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is blessed with an abundance of museums offering insights into just about anything you can think of. They are popular with tourists and locals alike and many are highly ...

Taiwan cab driver jailed for 7 years and 4 months for raping South Korean tourist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a prison sentence of seven years and four months for a taxi driver found guilty of raping a tourist from South Korea. No appeal...