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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...

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...

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...

Shihfen Waterfall Park in New Taipei closed for Lunar New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Shifen Waterfall Park in New Taipei City's Pingxi District will be closed for Lunar New Year's Eve on Friday (Jan. 24) and resume its normal hours of operation...

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. ...

Closing time of Shifen Waterfall in New Taipei adjusted to 6 p.m. in summer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The closing time of Shifen Waterfall Park (十分瀑布公園) in Pingxi District, New Taipei City for the next four months from June 1 to Sep. 30 has been adjusted to 6 p.m., an hour later ...

Enjoy mesmerizing beauty of Taiwan’s Shikongzi Historic Trail near Shifen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Most people know Shifen in Pingxi District, New Taipei City, because it’s a tourist hotspot famous for trains passing through its quaint street and sky lanterns rising fr...

Shifen Waterfall in New Taipei to close one hour earlier in the next eight months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Shifen Waterfall park in Pingxi District, New Taipei City will close one hour earlier from Oct 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019, according to a news release posted by the Tourism...

Top 5 places to escape the Taipei heatwave

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The mercury has been hitting new heights in Taipei of late. It has been hot across Taiwan, but in the capital, it has been on a whole other level. Earlier this week, tempera...

Fear of 'local extinction' in aging Taiwan village

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the mountains of Chiayi lies the "oldest" village in Taiwan, where only 14 babies were born over the last 10 years and over 35% of the population are over 65-...

Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival lifts off today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To coincide with the traditional Lantern Festival on the Lunisolarcalendar, the first leg of the 2018 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival (平溪天燈節) is set for liftoff today (March 2) in ...