Hsinchu City to take charge of Taiwan Lantern Festival in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung ended on Sunday night (Feb. 23), and the right to hold next year’s event was handed over to Hsinchu City during the clos...

Drones fall from sky during Taiwan Lantern Festival performance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Forty-eight drones fell from the sky during a performance at the Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung on Saturday night (Feb. 22), causing plenty of damage to the machines ...

New Taipei Lantern Festival shows off eye-catching designs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual New Taipei Lantern Festival kicked off at the New Taipei Metropolitan Park in Sanchong District on Friday (Feb. 7), attracting thousands of spectators to witnes...

800 drones to open 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fleet of 800 drones will light up the sky above the Taiwan Lantern Festival’s Houli Horse Ranch Park main exhibition area, in Taichung on Saturday (Feb. 8), accord...

Belizean culture shines at Taiwan's lantern festivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Belize is launching two themed lanterns at the Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung and Taipei Lantern Festival, which begin on Saturday (Feb. 8). According to the Centr...

Beehive fireworks festival in SW Taiwan to go ahead as scheduled despite virus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The world-famous Yanshuei Beehive Fireworks Festival will take place Friday to Saturday (Feb. 7–8) as scheduled, Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-cher (黃偉哲) announced at a pre...

Tainan in SW Taiwan shines with the Yuejin Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Yuejin Lantern Festival in Tainan's Yanshui District opened on Jan. 18 and will continue until Feb. 16, CNA reported. Under the theme of “mirage,&rdq...

Kaohsiung mayor condemned for abandoning supporters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman, surnamed Lin (林), waited outside Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) office on Monday morning (Jan. 20), demanding to speak to the Kuomintang (KMT) p...

Explore Pingxi’s mining heritage on New Taipei's Dongshige hike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The historic Dongshige Trail (東勢格越嶺古道) showcases great natural beauty and the heritage of New Taipei’s Pingxi District, famed for its sky lanterns and coal mining. ...

Lantern festival to light up central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nantou Lantern Festival is expected to light up central Taiwan from Saturday evening (Jan. 18) as the annual Lunar New Year holiday celebrations begin. Hosted by Nantou...

Taiwan’s southernmost county spotlights 8 Instagrammable spots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese municipality known for its scenic mountains and beaches has released a video promoting eight spots that it touts as "Instagrammable." Pingtung Cou...

Shuttle bus services announced for 2020 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The organizer of the 2020 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, New Taipei City's Tourism and Travel Department (TTD), on Monday (Jan. 13) announced shuttle bus services and tr...

Free festive hand lanterns to given out in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau released its annual hand lanterns during a press conference at the Grand Hotel Taipei on Monday (Jan. 13) and announced they will be given away for free...

Pingxi's sky lantern festival unique to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival will take place Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 and see up to 150 sky lanterns taking to the skies at the same time, according to a New Taipei City ...

2020 Taipei Lantern Festival to light up twin venues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year's Taipei Lantern Festival, set for Feb. 8-16, will be held at two venues, with one on the western, historic side of the city, and another at the far eastern ...