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...

6 Off the Beaten Path Destinations in Taiwan

People have many common misconceptions about Taiwan. Foreigners tend to think of the island state as an extension of China and Chinese culture. While historically, China has significantly impacted Tai...

Kenting nabs 1st place as most popular Taiwan attraction among foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Kenting in Southern Taiwan, better known for its white sandy beaches and azure sea among foreigners but also for its insanely high-priced smoked assorted stew and...

Taipei, Kaohsiung make top ten favorite tourist destinations for Japanese females

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei and Kaohsiung ranked 2nd and 10th respectively of the ten most favorite overseas destinations for Japanese female travelers, according to the latest survey by Japan...

Taiwan's Top 5 at-risk attractions

Taiwan rightly prides itself on the country's natural beauty and beautiful scenery. It can be easy to overlook it at times if you restrict your travel to the overdeveloped western plateau, but the...

Taiwan eyes more tourists from Middle East, Muslim-majority countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan has dedicated itself to becoming a Muslim-friendly travel destination in recent years, with more than 150 restaurants, hotels, and other business operations having obtain...

Katy Perry tours Taipei before tonight's concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As American pop star Katy Perry prepares to sing in concert tonight in Taipei, she has posted several photos and video of her traveling around major landmarks in the greater Ta...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau Office in NYC celebrates its 40th year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau’s office in New York City in the United States celebrated its 40th anniversary on Tuesday, April 3. In celebration of the occasion, ...

Taiwan's top views

Alexandra Stoddard, the famous lifestyle philosopher once famously said, “When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go”. She is, of course, absolutely right and ...

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...

Taxi driver sentenced to 7 years, 4 months for raping Korean woman

Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) A taxi driver, who was convicted by a district court of drugging three women from South Korea and sexually assaulting one of them, on Thursday received a sentence of seven years ...

Japanese tourist injured in Taiwan bus accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Japanese tourist was injured when a metal spike from road works pierced through the window of a tour bus in Keelung Saturday afternoon, the Central News Agency reported....

Photo of the Day: Aerial view of Jiufen on Christmas Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American teacher posted an image yesterday (Dec. 26) of the popular tourist town of Jiufen in the Taiwan section of the social media site Reddit.  The phot...

Taiwan’s Top 10 man-made marvels

Last week, I put together a list of the top ten natural wonders in Taiwan. It could easily have been a Top 50 or longer. But for all of Taiwan’s natural beauty, there is no denying the...

Top spots to enjoy tea in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan has long been known for its love for tea. With many flavors and types Taiwanese tea drinking is considered a way of life to the local people. Taiwanese tea culture inclu...