Central Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake swim to go ahead despite coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The massive annual swim across Sun Moon Lake will go ahead as planned on Sept. 27 despite the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Nantou County Government announced...

Top 10 favorite scenic tourist spots in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of a survey of foreign visitors recently released by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has revealed the 10 most-vi...

Formosat-5 satellite images of Taiwan available for download

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos from the National Space Organization's (NSPO) 2021 calendar featuring satellite images of Taiwan are available for download to mark the third anniversary of the...

Coronavirus pandemic casts cloud over Central Taiwan’s annual lake swim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The massive annual swim across Sun Moon Lake planned for late September might have to be canceled if the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grows worse, local officials...

Chunghwa Post features Nantou in new set of Taiwan stamps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chunghwa Post is releasing a new set of stamps on Aug. 12. featuring scenery in Nantou, the only landlocked county in Taiwan, in a bid to promote tourism. Part of the F...

Registration for Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake swimming events opens July 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nantou County Government announced on Thursday (July 9) that online registration for a Sun Moon Lake competitive swimming event on Sept. 27 will be open starting July 11 a...

Kenyan student thanks Taiwanese for financial support amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Kenyan student who depended on road running cash prizes to pay for his living expenses and tuition on Wednesday (July 1) expressed his gratitude for the Taiwanese who ra...

Highest, longest suspension bridge in Taiwan now open

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The highest, longest suspension bridge in Taiwan, located near the magnificent Shuanglong Waterfall (雙龍瀑布), a popular tourist attraction in central Taiwan, opened Saturday...

Coca-Cola launches four Taiwan-themed bottles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four new Coke bottles specifically designed for Taiwanese consumers are now available for purchase. The Coca-Cola Company has worked with celebrated graphic art designe...

Two Taichung bikeways selected among best cycling routes in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two bikeways in Taichung City — the Tanyashen Green Bikeway (潭雅神綠園道) and Qingshui bikeway system (清水自行車道系統) — have been selected in an online vote as two of th...

Agoda recommends three cycling routes in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cycling tours have increased in popularity in Taiwan in recent years, international online travel booking platform Agoda has recommended three cycling routes in Taiwan....

Two Taiwan hotels close due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ching Sheng Hotel (景聖樓) at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan’s Nantou County and Tayih Landis Hotel in Tainan City (台南大億麗緻酒店) will close their doors in May and June, respectiv...

Company allegedly shuttered after Taiwanese man returns from trip with Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign-owned company allegedly had to send all of its employees home after one went on an unauthorized trip abroad and returned with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). ...

Day-trip ideas for the Lunar New Year holiday

The Tourism Bureau has recommended several day trips to explore Taiwan's nature and culture across during the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday from Jan. 23 to 29. In northeastern Taiwan, people...

Tourism Bureau suggests 40 ways to enjoy Taiwan's mountains

The Tourism Bureau on Friday (Jan. 17) unveiled 40 recommended itineraries for alpine travel in Taiwan as the centerpiece of its campaign to market 2020 as the Year of Mountain Tourism. The bureau ...