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Taiwan launches tourism service center in Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Administration has launched a tourism service center in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, reports said Wednesday (Feb. 28). The opening is part of Taiwan&rsqu...

Thai couple recover lost wedding ring while on honeymoon in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Thai newlyweds on their honeymoon in Taiwan were delighted to be reunited with a lost wedding ring that a good samaritan returned to a Taichung police station. Jizhong P...

When Tea Meets Alcohol: A Fascinating Combination

Alcoholic beverages and tea are both popular cross-cultural drinks. However, in contrast to the only recent rise of the private-sector beer, wine, and liquor industry in Taiwan following the abolition...

Taiwan promotes tourism at Philippine Travel Tour Expo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau led a delegation of travel operators to Manila to participate in the Travel Tour Expo (TTE), the Philippines' largest tourism exposition....

5 luxury hotels to open in Taiwan in 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s travel industry expects inbound tourism to recover, providing impetus for five new luxury hotels to open in the first half of 2024. Each luxury hotel is ...

Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake cherry blossom season starts next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Sun Moon Lake Cherry Blossom Season starts Feb. 1, with some areas already reporting cherry trees starting to bloom. According to National Chi Nan University (NCNU)...

Taipei MRT prepares for 13 billionth passenger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system expects to welcome its 13 billionth passenger around Friday (Nov. 3), reports said Saturday (Oct. 28). The MRT began...

Taiwan national scenic areas win 6 Green Destinations story awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six national scenic areas have received international awards at the Global Green Destinations Day Conference in Estonia, the Tourism Bureau said Tuesday (Oct. 10). The ...

Roads to avoid on Taiwan's Double Ten holiday weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the second day of Taiwan’s National Day holiday weekend the transport ministry has issued advice to motorists hoping to avoid traffic jams. On Sunday (Oct. 8) ...

Cycling in Taiwan — From Island-Circling Tours to Pump Tracks

Here in the “bicycle kingdom” of Taiwan, bicycles are used not only for tourism but also as an every­day means of transport. When coming to a nation that is a major manufacturer of ...

Young swimmer dies during annual Sun Moon Lake swim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A young swimmer participating in this year’s annual Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival passed away on Sunday (Sept. 24) morning due to sudden cardiac arrest. A 25-ye...

25,000 people swim across Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 41st Annual Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival saw approximately 25,000 swimmers brave the 3-kilometer course on Sunday morning (Sept. 24). The swim began at Zhaowu Pi...

Central Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake expects 24,000 swimmers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual swim across Sun Moon Lake expects 24,636 participants on Sept. 24, Nantou County Government said Friday (Sept. 15). While the event continued during the COVI...

Taiwan By Bike: Exploring The Island On Two Wheels

When you think of Taiwan, the bustling night markets, towering skyscrapers, and ancient temples may be the first things that come to mind. However, there’s another layer of this multifaceted isl...

Fishermen reel in invasive giant snakehead fish at Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sun Moon Lake is battling increasing numbers of invasive giant snakehead fish, which strike prey such as frogs and endemic fish with speed and precision. The long, musc...