10 American, Singaporean tourists injured in E. Taiwan tour bus crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As rain began buffeting Taiwan from Typhoon Lekima, 10 American and Singaporean tourists were injured when their tour bus crashed into a road divider on Thursday (Aug. 8). W...

Hehuan Mountain becomes Taiwan's first International Dark Sky Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has designated Hehuanshan (合歡山) as a Dark Sky Park. IDA Executive Director Ruskin K. Hartley wrote in a congratulatory lett...

Taroko residents win lawsuit against Asia Cement’s mining extension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei High Administrative Court on Thursday (July 11) repealed Asia Cement Corp’s (ACC) right to operate a cement mine located in Taroko National Park. This ...

Jiuqudong Trail in Taiwan's Taroko National Park reopens to public on June 24 after six years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After being closed for six years for renovation, Jiuqudong Trail (九曲洞步道) in Taroko National Park will reopen to the public on June 24, Central News Agency (CNA) reported o...

Video shows boulder barely miss car during quake in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dashcam video has surfaced showing a massive boulder barely missing a motorist driving through Taroko Gorge as the powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 1:...

Taiwan gets a whole lotta love from solo travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is getting "lots of love" for being the "country with the nicest people" for solo travelers on Reddit, the social discussion website and app. One ...

Taiwan’s Port of Hualien welcomes this year’s first international cruise ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Port of Hualien in eastern Taiwan on Monday welcomed Westerdam, the first international cruise ship to call at the harbor this year. Taiwan International Ports Corporati...

Baiyang Trail in East Taiwan wins TILA ‘environment-friendly special award’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Baiyang Trail (白楊步道) in Taroko National Park has won the “environment-friendly special award” at the presentation of 6th Taiwan Landscape Architecture Awar...

New video guide series will share Taiwan’s National Parks with the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is a hidden jewel of Asia, and no matter when you visit, it is always worth the cost, says David Code, internationally recognized travel writer. Taiwan may not be lar...

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...

Hehuanshan applies to become Taiwan's first dark sky park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Staff members of an international dark-sky association are currently in Taiwan to survey Hehuanshan (Hehuan Mountain) in central Taiwan with regard to its application to b...

Hualien is Taiwan’s top tourist destination for domestic travelers: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to a recent survey by online hospitality company Airbnb, Hualien is Taiwan’s top tourism hotspot for domestic travelers. The survey found that interest ...

2018 Taroko Music Festival advertises in Times Square in New York for the first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—An ad of Taroko Music Festival appeared on the large screen on the exterior of the NASDAQ building in Times Square in New York City the other day, marking the first time the...

Photo of the Day: Sanjhan Community in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American English teacher captured this photo of a narrow lane leading to a verdant valley in Sanjhan Community (三棧社區) in Taiwan's Hualien County and posted it on the soc...

Speed camera set up at Qingjing Farm in central Taiwan to penalize drivers going over 30kph

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Drivers traveling over 30kph on the Qingjing Farm (清境農場) section of Provincial Highway No. 14 A (省道台14甲線) may get a speeding ticket beginning in October thanks to a speed ca...