E Taiwan's Guanshan bikelane among top five cycling destinations for Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Guanshan Township Loop Bike Lane is among the “top five favorite cycling destinations for Taiwanese people,” according to Booking.com statistics. Statis...

Taiwan Open of Surfing attracts record number of contestants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taiwan Open of Surfing will once again crown the champions of two of the World Surfing League's (WSL) four major events, according to a press release issued ...

Three bike tours available in E Taiwan's Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taitung County Government works with a travel agency to organize annual bike tours and while most of this year’s tours are now full, there are three multiple-day tou...

Grab your bike and enjoy enchanting cycling route in SE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of three cycling routes in an area made more accessible by the South-Link Highway Improvement Project is finished and will be open to visitors by the end of the year, ...

Scenic bike tours in Taiwan's Taitung open for registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Registration is now open for bike tours on three select routes in Taitung County. With the gentle sunlight and cooling temperatures, now is the best time of the year to...

Paiwan tribal festival spotlights Taiwan’s rich cultural tapestry

The Maljeveq festival, a colorful indigenous celebration featuring ancestor rituals, ceremonies to ward off evil spirits, dancing, feasting, food offerings and singing, is the cultural highlight of Oc...

Magnitude 4.7 quake jolts southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 4.7 quake jolted Taitung County Saturday (August 31) afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau reported. The temblor struck at 3:50 p.m., 26.8 kilometers under ...

Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dutch master Vincent van Gogh is visiting Taitung until August 4, or at least his effigy in the shape of a 28-meter-tall balloon is. The inspiration for the balloon cam...

TRA adds train services for hot air balloon festival in East Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has announced additional train services to transport festival-goers to the 2019 Taitung International Balloon Fiesta, which lifted...

Magnitude 4.2 quake shakes southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 4.2 quake jolted the counties of Taitung and Hualien on Taiwan’s east coast Saturday (May 25) afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau reported. The temb...

Southern Taiwan's Orchid Island to host pig-catching contest in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Orchid Island (蘭嶼) in Taitung County will host a hog-catching contest in an attempt to reduce its population of wild pigs, which are causing havoc for local residents. ...

Old Taitung Cycads in SE Taiwan placed under protection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 146-year-old Taitung Cycad is among 31 old trees that have been placed under protection after Taiwan’s southeastern county of Taitung conducted a tree census recen...

Taiwan's Taitung International Balloon Festival fires up on June 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eastern Taiwan's 2019 Taitung International Balloon Festival will take off on June 29 in Luye Township and will be extended an extra week to last a total of 45 days, accord...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Taitung County at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday, but no immediate damage or casualties were reported. The epicenter of the quake was lo...

Mountain-Sea Bike Trail in eastern Taiwan mixes exceptional beauty with contemporary art

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Mountain-Sea Bike Trail which circumnavigates Taitung City offers superb views of the mountains and ocean, as well as a tour of some of the region’s most innovat...