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Taiwan mobilizes buses, high-speed trains for May 1 without TRA trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be no Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train services on May 1 due to union action, prompting the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) to say...

Post-Lunar New Year festivals in Taiwan

When it comes to public celebrations of the Lunar New Year, Taiwan can sometimes feel a little underwhelming. While cities in other countries hold elaborate festivals, here the focus is largely on ...

2022 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival to kick off Feb. 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival will take place on Feb. 12 and Feb. 15, which will see hundreds of flying lanterns dotting the night skies. The traditional folk cu...

Taiwan mum on who will attend Honduran presidential inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has reportedly appointed Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) as the special envoy to go to Honduras for the presidential inauguration of Xiomara...

Taiwan’s Shifen Waterfall now wheelchair-accessible

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The wheelchair-friendly trail at the Shifen Waterfall Park in Pingxi District, New Taipei City was inaugurated on Saturday (Nov. 13), enabling wheelchairs and strollers ac...

7 fined for taking off masks at New Taipei waterfall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven people were given tickets for taking off their masks to swim or wade in the water under a waterfall in New Taipei’s Pingxi District on Saturday (July 3), CNA r...

Water sports enthusiasts protest at New Taipei’s Lingjiao Waterfall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 20 canoe and standup paddleboarding enthusiasts on Monday (March 1) protested under the Lingjiao Waterfall in New Taipei’s Pingxi District against the city...

New Taipei releases video to celebrate Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City’s Department of Information on Tuesday (Feb. 9) released a new music video celebrating Lunar New Year and the 10th anniversary of its becoming a spec...

New Taipei’s Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival postponed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Government on Tuesday (Jan. 19) decided to postpone the 2021 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival over concerns of a worsening COVID-19 cluster outbreak around a ho...

New Taipei City Government seeks title sponsor for 2021 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival may get an additional name, as the New Taipei City Government is seeking a title sponsor for the marquee event, asking bidding compani...

British vlogger shares stories of getting outdoors in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — British vlogger Richard Hazeldine is not only a big fan of Taiwanese cuisine, he is also enamored of the nation’s mountains and has committed to climbing its "1...

Top 10 favorite scenic tourist spots in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of a survey of foreign visitors recently released by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has revealed the 10 most-vi...

New Taipei's Shifen Waterfall's summer hours kick in

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tourists can enjoy the scenery of Shifen Waterfall (十分瀑布) one hour longer from Monday (June 1), when the geological attraction's summer hours kick in. Shifen Waterf...

Photo of the Day: Map of Taiwan's icons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Australian educator on Thursday (April 23) completed this lighthearted illustration of a map of Taiwan festooned with a number of the country's most iconic symbols....

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...