New Taipei urges festival goers to take shuttle bus to Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival on Sep 24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The second leg of 2018 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival will take place at Pingxi Junior High School from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during Mid-Autumn Festival on Sep 24, and event orga...

Pingtung County unveils giant lantern ahead of Taiwan Lantern Festival 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Preparations for 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Pingtung are heating up, as the Pingtung County Government (屏東縣政府) unveiled a 2.7 meter tall lantern to inflate interest f...

Taiwan’s Pingxi Lantern Festival named in Reader’s Digest’s top adventures for people under 40

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Renowned U.S. magazine, Reader's Digest published their "40 Travel Adventures You Need to Have Before You're 40" earlier this month, with Taiwan's Pi...

Second leg of 2018 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in New Taipei to take place on Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A 12-foot main sky lantern with lively ink wash paintings and calligraphy will rise up from the ground with numerous other lanterns in Pingxi, New Taipei City on t...

Taipei City Government criticized for interference in media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Association of Taiwan Journalists (ATJ) issued a statement Tuesday, filing a complaint against the Taip...

Pingtung County begins preparations for 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Pingtung County government on Monday, July 16 began preparations for the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival which will be held in the county next year from Feb. 19 to March ...

Japanese actress Masami Nagasawa recommends places for travel in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dressed in a traditional-style red dress covered in gold embroidery, Japanese actress and model Masami Nagasawa (長澤雅美) said it was a privilege to assume the role as the sp...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Muslim men perform an evening prayer marking the first eve of the holy month of Ramadan on the Indonesian island of Bali. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Sout...

Club Med holiday resort comes to Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Renown worldwide for creating all-inclusive vacation experiences, Club Med will begin construction of their first Taiwan "vacation village" in Dapeng B...

Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival 2018 illuminates night 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Crowned “Best Winter Trips” by National Geographic, “14 Festivals to Attend Before You Die” by Fodor’s, and “52 Things To Do” by CNN, ...

2018 Taipei Azalea Festival to begin on March 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A pink Azalea Fairy can already be seen on Zhonghua road during the 2018 Taipei Lantern festival. The lantern was specially put up by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau to promote ...

VP Chen touts effectiveness of government policies in boosting Taiwan tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Despite the local sector going through a structural transition last year, Taiwan welcomed a record 10.74 million tourists, Chen said. The credit for this accomplishment largel...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup – March 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included the great Taiwan toilet paper panic of this year, the 2018 Taipei Lantern Festival, Yangmingshan flower festival begins with cherry blossom,...

Taiwan Lantern Festival starts today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To coincide with the traditional Lantern Festival, the annual Taiwan Lantern Festival will officially kick off today (March 2) in central Taiwan's Chiayi Cou...

F-16 flight formation delights crowds at Taiwan Lantern Festival 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On March 1, and March 2, at the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival being held in Chiayi, in southern Taiwan, guests witnessed a spectacular aerial display by five F-16 figh...