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. ...

Shuttle bus services announced for 2020 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The organizer of the 2020 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, New Taipei City's Tourism and Travel Department (TTD), on Monday (Jan. 13) announced shuttle bus services and tr...

Pingxi's sky lantern festival unique to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival will take place Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 and see up to 150 sky lanterns taking to the skies at the same time, according to a New Taipei City ...

Lantern festival activities across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many places in Taiwan have been holding activities to celebrate the traditional Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 19 this year. Here is a list of popular activities th...

2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival shuttle bus schedule and traffic control announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Organizer of the 2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, New Taipei City's Tourism and Travel Department (TTD), on Tuesday announced shuttle bus schedule and traffic control...

Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in New Taipei to take place on Feb 16 and 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival will take place on Feb. 16 and Feb. 19, New Taipei City’s Tourism and Travel Department (TTD) said on Tuesday. New Taipei Cit...

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...

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 the night o...

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, ...

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, eart...

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 ...

2018 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival takes off tomorrow in New Taipei

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 tomorrow (March 2) ...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup – February 23

The top stories this week on Taiwan News included: Foreign couple wins NT$2 million in Taiwan lottery, Senator questions US State Dept. over Taiwan flag's disappearance from website, 2018 Pingxi S...

2018 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in New Taipei to take place on Lantern Festival Day and Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—New Taipei City Government has announced that it will hold public sky lantern flying events for this year’s Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival on two occasions-- Lantern Fest...