New Taipei begins accepting registration for volunteer work to repair historic trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Taipei City Government and its partner have begun to accept registration for the 2019 volunteer work to repair the Tamsuei-Kavalan Historic Trails (淡蘭古道), New Taipei C...

Five Taiwan school children complete part of Tamsui-Kavalan Historic Trails as pathway to graduation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many outdoor enthusiasts in Taiwan make pilgrimages to the Tamsui-Kavalan Historic Trails, but the trails can also serve as pathways to graduation. That was the case fo...

Shifen Historic Trail, one of Taiwan’s oldest hikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Shifen Historic Trail, the first stretch of the Tamsui-Kavalan Historic Trails (淡蘭古道), connects Keelung’s Nuan Nuan with Shifen in New Taipei City. One of the old...

Enjoy mesmerizing beauty of Taiwan’s Shikongzi Historic Trail near Shifen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Most people know Shifen in Pingxi District, New Taipei City, because it’s a tourist hotspot famous for trains passing through its quaint street and sky lanterns rising fr...

Find some serenity on Taiwan’s enchanting Zhongkeng Historic Trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Outdoor enthusiasts definitely don’t want to miss the Zhongkeng Historic Trail (中坑古道) in Shuangxi District (雙溪區), New Taipei City, because of its historic significance, s...

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 ...

Kavalan shamaness of Taiwan’s Hualien County dies at age 94

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has lost yet another of the country’s rare tribal shamans when Ibay died on Thursday morning at the age of 94. Ibay, a female shaman of the Kavalan Tribe, ...

New Taipei launches website promoting centuries-old Tamsui Kavalan Historical Trails

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –The northern trail of the centuries-old Tamsui Kavalan Historical Trails (淡蘭古道) connecting Taipei and Yilan will be completely repaired by the end of this year. A websit...

‘Little Jiuzhaigou in Northern Taiwan’ is worth a visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If a place is nicknamed "Little Jiuzhaigou in Northern Taiwan," it says a lot about the scenery of this place. Hubao Lake (虎豹潭), which literally means "Tige...

Taiwan’s Top 8 Craft Beers

Taiwan does not really have much of a traditional drinking culture. Most socializing is done over food, and when alcoholic drinks are taken, favored tipples tend to be Kaoliang (高粱酒), whisky, or the s...

Film about Tamsui Kavalan Historical Trails selected and screened by World Trails Conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A film that introduces and discusses the past, the present, and the future of a century-old trail network in northern Taiwan connecting the Taipei and Yilan areas was select...

Kavalan Whisky introduces the first Taiwanese craft gin to the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s award winning Kavalan Whisky, based in Yilan County, has just announced a new addition to its line of fine spirits, a Taiwan inspired gin. Kavalan Gin, c...

Joint Indigenous Harvest Festival in Hualien honors Taiwan’s tribal heritage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 edition of the Joint Indigenous Harvest Festival, that took place between July 20 and 22, saw the participation of 60,000 performers from 26 indigenous troupes as...

Maker of Kavalan Whisky launches 2 German-style beers in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese conglomerate King Car Group, the maker of the award-winning Kavalan Whisky, launched its first-ever range of beer at its new factory in northern Taiwan's Tao...

Taiwan's Top Alcohol Attractions – the best brewery and distillery tours

Taiwan may not have a huge tradition of alcohol consumption, but there is no denying that it has begun to embrace a much wider variety of beers and spirits in a big way in recent years. For a long tim...