AP Photos: Nepal festival season starts with goddess, dance

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Devotees pulled a girl believed to be a living goddess, Kumari, around Nepal's capital on a wooden chariot as tens of thousands of people lined the streets to get a glimpse and...

The Latest: North Carolina hurricane warnings lifted

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Hurricane Dorian continues to churn off the North Carolina coast, but it's headi...

Taiwan’s Taoyuan to host Qixi concert in Daxi on Aug. 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Daxi Qixi Concert (大溪七夕音樂晚會) will take place at the parking lot in front of Daxi Bridge (大溪橋頭停車場) from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 3, Taoyuan’s Department o...

AP PHOTOS: Nepal's masked dancers mark the end of monsoon

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — For centuries, Nepal has celebrated its masked dancers, who officially begin monthlong festivities in the Hindu-dominated Himalayan nation. Indra Jatra, an ei...

New Yorkers rave about Taiwan-themed subway cars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Yorkers gave strong words of praise and expressed interest in traveling to Taiwan in response to the Taiwan-themed subway cars program by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau in a vid...

Wu Feng and Dallas Waldo release video 'Taiwan is my Home'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan, Turkish TV show host Ugur Rifat Karlova, better known as Wu Feng (吳鳳), and Canadian rapper Dallas Waldie, who goes by the stage name Dallas Waldo (阿龍), today (Aug. 17) ...

On Penang island, it's all about art, eats and old streets

GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia (AP) — Penang is the rare tropical island where hitting the town beats lazing on the beach. Fortune-seekers from China, Europe and India have been drawn to this...

Top 10 Alternative Places to visit in Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the old capital of Taiwan and home to a sizable proportion of the country’s architectural and historic heritage, Tainan is a fixture on the tourist on the tourist trai...

Don't miss two must-see attractions while visiting historic township of Lukang on west coast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Lukang is a historic township located in northwestern Changhua County on the west coast of Taiwan, facing the Taiwan Strait. In March 2012, it was named one of the Top 10 Small T...

A glimpse of Taiwan in 1896

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Scans of 55 photographs of Taiwan from famed Japanese photographer Ogawa Kazumasa's publication "Souvenirs de Formose et des Îles Pescadores" (Ogawa, Tokyo ...

An alternative Top 10 landmarks for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As we recently reported, TripAdvisor has recently published its Top 10 landmarks for Taiwan. TripAdvisor is pretty much universally acknowledged as the go-to website for tr...

Visit the oldest district in Taiwan’s oldest city

Taipei (Taiwan News)--As the slogan put forth by the Tainan City Government to promote the city goes, “If you never visited Tainan, you never really visited Taiwan,” another slogan should ...

Dihua Street Offers Tradition and a Touch of Modern Taipei

Taipei (Taiwan News) — Cutting through Datong District is one of Taipei’s historic neighborhoods, Dihua Street offers visitors a glimpse of mid-19th century Taipei as well as the city&rsqu...

Legislator: domestic hotel stay too expensive to keep the Taiwanese at home

A legislator said on Thursday that Taiwanese people prefer overseas travel to domestic travel simply because the expense of hotel stay in Taiwan is outrageous. Democratic Progressive Party legisl...

Two mailboxes bear witness to rising popularity of Anping sword lion culture

What is in the old streets of Anping in Tainan that tourists should be interested in besides the historical sites and local delicacies? The special culture of sword lions is definitely something to ch...