2 tourists injured in rockfall after magnitude 6.1 quake strikes E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien County, two tourists have been reported injured in Taroko Gorge, including a Malaysian man who is currently...

Westerdam cruise liner returns to Hualien, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On its return journey around southern Taiwan, the international cruise liner, the Westerdam, was welcomed back to Hualien by the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TI...

Honoring Children’s Day in Taiwan, Taroko Gorge to be Child-Proofed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Citing concerns that not enough is being done to encourage families with small children to experience the majesty of Taiwan’s most famous scenic area, Taiwan’s Mini...

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts Northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Yilan County at 8:05 p.m. Friday, but no immediate damage or casualties were reported. The epicenter of the quake was locat...

Swallow Grotto Trail in Taroko National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Swallow Grotto Trail is the most easily accessible trail in the world-famous Taroko Gorge of Hualien County, Eastern Taiwan. The Swallow Grotto Trail in Taroko National Par...

Australia envoy shares favorite aspects of Taiwan after hiking Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Australian envoy to Taiwan, Gary Cowan, recently spoke with Taiwanese media about his experience in Taiwan and his fondness for the country. Cowan, who is a an avid...

Top 10 fiction books about Taiwan

Last week, we compiled a rundown of our top 7 non-fiction books about Taiwan, its people, and its culture. The response to this article from readers has been fantastic with many people commenting on t...

Lonely Planet travel writer to publish book about Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American travel writer Joshua Samuel Brown, who has contributed to Lonely Planet’s travel guidebooks on Taiwan, is publishing a book about the island to introduce Ta...

Taiwan’s Top Caves

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The whole world rejoiced earlier this week and Thai Navy Seals and an international rescue team successfully extracted the Wild Boars football team and their coach from a ca...

Kenting nabs 1st place as most popular Taiwan attraction among foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Kenting in Southern Taiwan, better known for its white sandy beaches and azure sea among foreigners but also for its insanely high-priced smoked assorted stew and expensive hote...

Taiwan's top places to take to the skies

The 2018 Shihmen Reservoir Hot Air Balloon Carnival is currently in full swing at the Nanyuan Eco Park in Taoyuan. The event, which is in just its third year, offers visitors the chance to take to the...

Textile tycoon, wife leap off cliff to deaths in eastern Taiwan's Taroko Gorge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The chairman of Jung Shen Company (巨陞公司) and his wife are believed to have parked their BMW next to a guardrail and leaped to their deaths into Taroko Gorge on the Central Cros...

Father of Japanese cyclist killed in accident attends race this year

Taipei, June 24 (CNA) The father of a Japanese cyclist, who was fatally struck by falling rocks during a mountain biking race in Taiwan last year, followed the competitors in this year's race on S...

Luxury cruise ship l'Austral docks at Hualien Port in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—French luxury cruise ship l'Austral docked at Hualien Port early Thursday morning, and the port management welcomed the international guests with Electric-Techno Neon Go...

Taiwan's Top 5 at-risk attractions

Taiwan rightly prides itself on the country's natural beauty and beautiful scenery. It can be easy to overlook it at times if you restrict your travel to the overdeveloped western plateau, but the...