Hsinchu City to take charge of Taiwan Lantern Festival in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung ended on Sunday night (Feb. 23), and the right to hold next year’s event was handed over to Hsinchu City during the clos...

Drones fall from sky during Taiwan Lantern Festival performance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Forty-eight drones fell from the sky during a performance at the Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung on Saturday night (Feb. 22), causing plenty of damage to the machines ...

800 drones to open 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fleet of 800 drones will light up the sky above the Taiwan Lantern Festival’s Houli Horse Ranch Park main exhibition area, in Taichung on Saturday (Feb. 8), accord...

Belizean culture shines at Taiwan's lantern festivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Belize is launching two themed lanterns at the Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung and Taipei Lantern Festival, which begin on Saturday (Feb. 8). According to the Centr...

Taiwan’s southernmost county spotlights 8 Instagrammable spots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese municipality known for its scenic mountains and beaches has released a video promoting eight spots that it touts as "Instagrammable." Pingtung Cou...

Free festive hand lanterns to given out in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau released its annual hand lanterns during a press conference at the Grand Hotel Taipei on Monday (Jan. 13) and announced they will be given away for free...

Over 350 performances scheduled for 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 350 performances by well-known Taiwanese and overseas groups will be held at the 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taichung from Feb. 8–23, according to a pr...

Mountain city in central Taiwan lights up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A mountainous district of Taichung has been lit up ahead of the city’s marquee Taiwan Lantern Festival, according to a press release published on Taichung Travel Net...

First ‘fragrant and snowy’ Taiwan Lantern Festival display to kick off Dec. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The lantern pieces at the Taiwan Lantern Festival’s Wenxin Forest Park subsidiary display area will be lit on Saturday (Dec. 21), according to a press release publis...

Foreign tourists to enjoy 'buy 1, get 1 free' deal on Taiwan's HSR until Jan. 20, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A special "buy one, get one free' discount for foreign tourists who take Taiwan's High Speed Rail (HSR) trains to Taichung and areas further south will run until J...

Pingtung to host Taiwan's longest ever Double Ten Day fireworks display

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 42-minute fireworks extravaganza will illuminate the night sky above a riverside park in Pingtung in southern Taiwan on Oct. 10 as the country celebrates the National Da...

2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival poster revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Tourism Bureau has revealed the poster for the 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival, which is designed around the theme of a fantasy forest. The event poster was d...

Taiwan’s Taichung touts digital governance at Asia Pacific Cities Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taichung City government shared its experience in digital governance with participants at the 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayors’ Forum taking place be...

Free recreational water activities in Taiwan’s Dapeng Bay from April 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dapeng Bay (大鵬灣) in southern Taiwan’s Pingtung County will host a series of free recreational water activities in April. Those who missed the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festi...

Two films portraying Taiwan's Pingtung nominated for JWTFF’s Best East Asian Film

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two films portraying travel in Taiwan’s Pingtung County have been nominated for the Best East Asian Film in the 2019 Japan World’s Tourism Film Festival (JWTFF...