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Taiwan’s Penghu Islands documentary wins at Greek film festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tourism promotional film, "Exploring Penghu - Nazca Lines," recently participated in the 2023 Amorgos Tourism Film Festival in Greece, competing against 148 wo...

New cruise liner to service Kaohsiung-Penghu route in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The maiden voyage of the Penghu cruise liner operating a regular route from Kaohsiung Port to Magong Port is scheduled to take place at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 6), per...

Penghu temple altar swapped out by thieves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Penghu’s Hejie Weiyang Temple (威揚宮) had no idea that a centuries-old dragon-themed altar had gone missing, leaving devotees making offerings on a replica for at leas...

68 dead, 4 missing after plane crashes in Nepal resort town

POKHARA, Nepal (AP) — A plane making a 27-minute flight to a Nepal tourist town crashed into a gorge Sunday while attempting to land at a newly opened airport, killing at least 68 of the 72 people abo...

Number of visitors to Taiwan’s Penghu Islands crashed by almost half in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of visitors to Penghu fell almost by half during 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the county government said Tuesday (Feb. 8). The archipelago in the m...

Taiwan’s Penghu islands suffer from COVID's impact on tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of travelers visiting Penghu, an island county that sits in the middle of the Taiwan Strait, plummeted to fewer than 4,000 in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Penghu tourism takes big hit amid pandemic in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An average daily arrival of 7,000-8,000 tourists in Taiwan’s outlying Penghu archipelago during peak season shrank to only 300 on Wednesday (May 19), CNA reported, c...

Rural schools on Taiwan's Penghu Islands hold rare sports meet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Students from eight schools on Taiwan's Penghu Islands on Wednesday (April 28) competed in a joint sports event, the first of its kind ever held in the archipelagic co...

Taiwan Central Bank to issue South Penghu Marine National Park coins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Bank on Nov. 12 will issue a set of coins to promote South Penghu Marine National Park in the south of the Penghu archipelago. Central bank Issuanc...

Taiwan's Penghu sees 90% increase in visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's offshore archipelago of Penghu said Tuesday (Sept. 1) that nearly 300,000 local travelers have visited the islands in August, a 90 percent increase over the s...

Taiwan’s island county of Penghu to host kite festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kite enthusiasts are invited to take part in the Penghu International Kite Festival 2020 between Sept. 7 and 13 at Longmen Beach. The event will boast a variety of kite...

Unstable weather expected as tropical storm Hagupit moves closer to Taiwan

Unstable weather is expected in parts of Taiwan as tropical storm Hagupit moves closer to the country, with brief downpours and thunderstorms possible starting Sunday afternoon, according to the Centr...

Taiwan's Penghu mulls travel charge for visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's offshore archipelago of Penghu saw an overwhelming number of visitors over the last few weeks and in response the local government said Friday (July 31) it is...

Penghu coast guard chases off illegal Chinese sand dredgers

More than 40 Chinese vessels were chased from Taiwan's territorial waters Friday (April 18) after they were found illegally dredging sea sand, the Penghu coast guard said. The Chinese dredgers ...

Two Chinese fishing boats seized for poaching in Taiwan waters

Two Chinese fishing boats were seized and 16 fishermen detained Sunday for illegally fishing in Taiwan waters, according to a statement released that day by the Coast Guard Administration (CGA). Th...