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 t...

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,...

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...

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 (Marc...

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...

Pingxi sky lanterns to be launched for Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time, the town of Pingxi will release its famous sky lanterns, traditionally launched to celebrate the Lunar New Year, as part of Mid-Autumn Festival celebra...

10 best souvenirs to bring back from Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Answering the age-old question of what souvenirs to bring back from Taiwan, travel website TheRealTravelers has created a top 10 list of the best mementos to take home after a ...

Beehive Fireworks Festival attracts large crowds to southern Taiwan’s Yanshui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The town of Yanshui in southern Taiwan’s Tainan City was packed with revelers and believers on the nights of Feb. 10 to Feb. 11 as the Yanshui Beehive Fireworks F...

Authority advises visitors to Taiwan’s 'Beehive Fireworks' festival to wrap themselves up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The fire authority of Tainan, a coastal city in southwestern Taiwan, on Tuesday urged tourists who plan to come to experience the notoriously dangerous “beehive fireworks&r...

10 places to celebrate Lantern Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While the official Lantern Festival (元宵節, Yuan Xiao Jie) falls on February 11—the first full moon and 15th day of the lunar year, marking the end of New Year celebrations...

Light up your Life at this year’s Taiwan Lantern and Pingxi Sky Lantern Festivals!

Taiwan (Taiwan News) -- Lantern Festivals are actually one of Taiwan's tourism highlights and happens to be on the bucket list for many international travelers around the globe. A festival th...

Visit Shifen and other villages along Pingxi Rail Line

Shifen on the historic single-track Pingxi Branch Rail Line is the place to go for visitors who wish to combine making wishes by flying sky lanterns with visiting the most scenic waterfall in Taiwan. ...

Yanshuei Beehive Fireworks Festival kicks off two-day bombardment tour

The annual Yanshuei Beehive Fireworks Festival opened fireworks and launched the war god’s palanquin at the Yanshui Martial Temple on Sunday morning to start a two-day tour of receiving firecracker bo...