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...

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...