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 t...

TRA announces partial rail closure due to Super Typhoon Maria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced a partial cancellation of service on July 10, due to expected wild weather from Super Typhoon Maria, reported CNA. A ...

Kenting nabs 1st place as most popular Taiwan attraction among foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Kenting in Southern Taiwan, better known for its white sandy beaches and azure sea among foreigners but also for its insanely high-priced smoked assorted stew and...

Old-time diesel railcars transported to Taipei depot for preservation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Four blue diesel trains from the 1950s — the last of their kind in the Taiwan Railway Administration's collection — have been successfull...

Japanese actress Masami Nagasawa recommends places for travel in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dressed in a traditional-style red dress covered in gold embroidery, Japanese actress and model Masami Nagasawa (長澤雅美) said it was a privilege to assume the role as the sp...

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, te...

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-...

Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau premieres video promoting train tours around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau on March 28 premiered a video promoting train tours around Taiwan for international tourists who like to arrange their own itineraries. ...

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...

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, 201...