Taichung Prefectural Hall in central Taiwan designated as national historic monument

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taichung Prefectural Hall (台中州廳), now Taichung City Hall, has been successfully upgraded from a municipal historic monument to national status in Jan. this year. Taichung Ci...

More than 100 cherry trees planted along Paoma Historic Trail in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Government and private organizations worked together to plant more than 100 cherry trees along the middle section of the Paoma Historic Trail (跑馬古道) on Feb. 23, Luodong Forest ...

Indulge yourself in the misty view of Taiwan’s Guanwu Forest Recreation Area

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Guanwu National Forest Recreation Area(觀霧國家森林遊樂區), which will be closed on Feb. 4 but reopen at 8 a.m. on Feb. 5, is an ideal place for people who like to watch seas o...

Taiwan Ministry of Transportation offers suggestions to avoid traffic heading south over holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The four-day New Year holiday begins tomorrow, and in anticipation of heavy traffic as commuters return home, the Ministry of Transportation and Communication Freeway Bure...

175 museums, cultural venues across Taiwan free to public today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To celebrate Oct. 17 Taiwan Culture Day, 175 museums and cultural venues will be free and open to the public today, announced the Ministry of Culture (MOC) yesterday (Oct. 16)....

Fire erupts in residential area of Taichung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Early in the morning Sunday, Sept. 23 a fire broke out in a residential area of Taichung Taiwan. The fire occurred in Taichung’s Wufeng District, along Liufeng Rd...

Taichung to allocate NT$100 million for Int’l NGO Center based in Central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Friday the city government will allocate NT$100 million to renovate the historic Guang Fu Village in Wufeng District, Taichung...

MOFA welcomes Indian filmmakers to derive inspiration from Taiwanese culture and sceneries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) welcomed members of India's Film Federation on Aug. 14, in an attempt to promote Taiwan as an ideal filming location, a...

My trip to most remote community in northern Taiwan—Smangus, the ‘Tribe of God’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—On July 19 and July 20, I roamed about in the countryside of Hsinchu County and traveled all the way to one of the most remote villages in Taiwan—Smangus (司馬庫斯). I ...

Indian engineer wins Taiwan News World Cup Photo Contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Balaji Jadavar (吉奈特) is the official winner of the Taiwan News World Cup Photo Contest for his photo of himself standing next to a cardboard cutout of Team Portugal's star ...

New Southbound Policy nation dignitaries tour Taiwan agricultural institute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Representatives from Southeast Asian countries voiced their interest in strengthening cooperation with Taiwan during a visit to the Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute ...

Freeways jammed as travelers return from Tomb Sweeping Holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to the Freeway Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications , there are still a lot of vehicles traveling up-north on the freeways as of 6 p.m....

Taichung Metro Blue Line plans for extension to other Central Taiwan cities

TAIPEI(Taiwan News)- Taichung Metro blue line is planning to extend its routes to Changhua and Nantou. According to Taichung Transportation Bureau Director-General Wang Yi-chuan (王義川), the Taichung...

A wonderful hike up to Wufongchi Waterfalls in Jiaoxi, northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Jiaoxi Township of Yilan County is a famous hot spring town in Taiwan with numerous hot spring hotels and visited by throngs of tourists from all over the world. Besides hot...

Top 10 alternative places to visit in Taichung

Taichung may have just been officially elevated to the second largest city in Taiwan, but it is a destination that quite a few visitors to Taiwan will overlook. Its location right in the middle of ...