Pingtung County unveils giant lantern ahead of Taiwan Lantern Festival 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Preparations for 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Pingtung are heating up, as the Pingtung County Government (屏東縣政府) unveiled a 2.7 meter tall lantern to inflate interest f...

Pingtung County begins preparations for 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Pingtung County government on Monday, July 16 began preparations for the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival which will be held in the county next year from Feb. 19 to March ...

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...

Taiwan Lantern Festival starts today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To coincide with the traditional Lantern Festival, the annual Taiwan Lantern Festival will officially kick off today (March 2) in central Taiwan's Chiayi Cou...

F-16 flight formation delights crowds at Taiwan Lantern Festival 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On March 1, and March 2, at the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival being held in Chiayi, in southern Taiwan, guests witnessed a spectacular aerial display by five F-16 figh...

Tokyo Skytree mascot meets with Taiwanese kin in Taipei to promote Taiwan-Japan tourism exchange

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Tokyo Skytree mascot Sorakara-chan met with her kin representing several Taiwanese counties, cities and national scenic areas at Liberty Square in Taipei on March 1 in an ef...

Taiwan Lantern Festival kicks off tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To coincide with the day of the traditional lantern festival, the annual Taiwan Lantern Festival will officially kick off tomorrow (March 2) in central Taiwan's Chiayi ...

Chiayi dance troupe opens Taiwan Lantern Festival celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The women of the Puzi Sisters Network (朴子姊妹連線) rehearsed their canine-themed dance number for five months in preparation to headline the opening ceremonies of this ye...

Traffic clogs roads as people head home after holiday

Taipei, Feb. 18 (CNA) While there are still two days to go for the Lunar New Year holiday, many people decided to return early from their family reunions, which caused traffic jams Sunday afternoon, a...

Europe-exclusive Pokémon will appear at the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It has been announced that rare and legendary Pokémon Mr. Mime, and different forms of Unown, will be loose at the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival. The chance to catch...

Chaiyi unveils county mascot ahead of Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Chiayi County, where the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival will be held in March, unveiled the county’s mascot on Thursday.   The mascot originates from the bi...

Tourism Bureau announces year-round schedule of recommended activities: ‘2018 Taiwan Tourism Events’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s tourism authority announced the “2018 Taiwan Tourism Events” on Tuesday morning in Taipei, including 47 international level events and 48 national...

2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival centerpiece unveiled

The main and handheld lanterns of the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival were unveiled by the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications Jan. 4 in Taipei City.   Standing ...

Top 10 Google news searches for Taiwan in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google last week released its Year in Search for 2017, including the results for the top news-related searches in Taiwan, which revealed that sporting events, mobile games...

Sugar railway extension project in southern Taiwan gets central government’s promise to provide support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The extension plan of a legacy railway in Taiwan’s southwestern county of Chiayi got a shot in the arm on Tuesday as the country’s minister of transport&nbs...