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...

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...

Taiwan's Puyuma and Taroko trains purchased illegally: NPP leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of the deadly Yilan train derailment in October, New Power Party (NPP) Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) yesterday claimed that the Taiwan Railways Administr...

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...

Taiwan Puyuma train derailment caused by management, troubleshooting errors: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The taskforce commissioned by the Executive Yuan into the Puyama Express derailment submitted their report on Nov. 26, finding a host of mechanical problems and poor admin...

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 ...

Taiwan’s Puyuma Express, Taroko Express to use two drivers after deadly derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Minister for Transportation and Communications (MOTC), Wu Hong-mo (吳宏謀) said that both the Puyuma Express and Taroko Express will be driven by two drivers s...

MOTC Political Deputy Minister Chang Chen-yuan tapped as new TRA head 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Eight days after a deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train in Yilan, the Executive Yuan announced the appointment of Chang Chen-yuan (張振源), Political Deputy Minist...

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 tim...

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...

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 poste...

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...

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 spe...

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...