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...

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...

Remembrance day for Allied prisoners in Taiwan to be held

Taipei, Nov. 2 -- An annual service to remember the suffering of over 4,350 Allied prisoners who were imprisoned in Taiwan by the Japanese government during World War II will be held at Jinguashi in N...

Wangyou Valley Trail in northern Taiwan feels like a fairyland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The Wangyou Valley Trail (忘憂谷步道) is one of the most scenic trails in northern Taiwan. The Chinese name of “忘憂谷” literally means “the valley of forgetting about ...

Ouverture expectée de la vieille résidence historique du chemin de fer de Taiwan

HUALIEN (Taiwan News) - L’ancienne résidence officielle du directeur de l’administration du chemin de fer à Hualien a été construite dans les années 1930...

Something you should not miss in Taiwan--hiking Teapot Mountain

Taipei (Taiwan News)--Hiking Teapot Mountain is one of the best things a visitor can do besides visiting the Gold Museum in the village of Jinqushi in northern Taiwan where gold mining used to be thri...

15 years in jail asked for taxi driver accused of raping Korean woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A taxi driver accused of raping a woman tourist from South Korean and drugging two of her friends should serve 15 years in prison, prosecutors said in their indictmen...

Court approves detention of taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting Korean women

Taipei (Taiwan News)--A district court Sunday approved prosecutors' requests to detain a local taxi driver suspected of drugging and sexually attacking three Korean women who were on an individual...

Crown Prince Chalet harks back to golden days of Jinguashi

The Crown Prince Chalet in the Gold Museum in Jinguashi, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, is a Japanese-style mansion located in an old mining village with an atmosphere reminiscent of Japanese colo...

La barre d’or au dessus de la boîte postale raconte l’histoire de Jinguashi (French version)

L’ exhibition mondiale des timbres 2016 aura lieu le 21-26 octobre à Taïpei. Une boîte postale, qui a été décorée en forme d’une barre d’or posée au-dessus du wagon sur la voie ferrée, a été déposée d...

New one-day bus tour packages to Northeast Coast announced

The tourism authorities announced Wednesday the new Golden Fulong Shuttle Bus promotional packages that offer travelers reduced prices and convenience of combined tours en route to Taiwan’s fantastic ...

Houtong Cat Village: the purrfect spot for feline fans

By Keoni Everington CNA Staff Writer Houtong Cat Village(????), is a gritty little mining town that has in recent years become famous online for its burgeoning cat population. The vill...

Former British POW attends memorial service in Taiwan

Taipei, Nov. 9 (CNA) A World War II British prisoner of war (POW) was among the dozens of locals and foreigners who attended an annual service Sunday to commemorate the suffering and sacrifices of t...