Taipei offers NT$30 day tickets for five buses in mountainous areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Whether you are planning to go hiking on Yangmingshan, take a dip in a hot spring in Beitou, stroll across the Baishihu Suspension Bridge in Neihu, or have tea with your f...

Taiwan Central Bank to issue South Penghu Marine National Park coins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Bank on Nov. 12 will issue a set of coins to promote South Penghu Marine National Park in the south of the Penghu archipelago. Central bank Issuanc...

Check out Taiwan's maple leaf scenery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There is no need to be cooped during the COVID-19 pandemic when checking out the maple leaves around Taiwan is so easy to do. According to data from the Forestry Bureau...

Taiwan Supreme Court ruling sets stage for murderer to once again face death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Supreme Court on Monday (Oct. 26) decided to revoke the life sentence for Chen Po-chien (陳伯謙), the defendant in the Huashan murder case. The ruling sends ...

Multiple plane spotters report US spy plane flew over Taipei, previous flight confirmed

(Update: 10/24 5 p.m.) Pacific Air Forces say that contrary to previous statement, no U.S. aircraft flew over Taipei on Wednesday (Oct. 21). TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple aircraft spot...

Rainbow in Taipei lasts for 3 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The right combination of wind, water vapor, and sunlight created the optimal conditions for a rainbow to last over three hours on Taipei's Yangmingshan on Monday morni...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan NT$100 bill vs real Chungshan Hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photographer captured this image matching an illustration of Chungshan Hall (中山樓) on the NT$100 (US$3.40) note with the real thing, which he found to be in a surprising ...

Best places in central Taiwan to view Perseid meteor shower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stargazing enthusiasts are invited to visit six places in central Taiwan from which to enjoy the annual Perseid meteor shower, which will peak Wednesday night (Aug. 12). ...

Legislators deny SOGO bribery allegations and bailed

UPDATE: Aug. 1, 7:40 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors on Saturday (Aug. 1) requested the detention of four incumbent and one former lawmaker over allegations of bribery related to a po...

Former Taiwan president’s unfulfilled dream of domestic Wagyu beef lives on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui's (李登輝) death on Thursday (July 30), Taiwan’s agriculture chief has vowed to realize the late head of state'...

Hike scenic route on Taipei’s Yangmingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 6.4-kilometer hike from the Qingtiangang grassland to Fengguikou in the Yangmingshan National Park takes hikers through a variety of dazzling scenery and provides the pe...

Taiwan park told to pay compensation after mother of 4 killed by buffalo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A court has ruled the four children of a woman who was killed in a buffalo attack during a walk through Taipei City’s Yangmingshan National Park should receive state...

New Zealand Office showcases indigenous connections with Taiwan

The New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office (NZCIO), the country's de facto embassy in Taiwan, on Thursday (July 16) celebrated Matariki Māori New Year in Taipei, showcasing the connections betwe...

Taiwan to put in place volcano alert system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is set to implement a volcano warning system by the end of this year that covers the Tatun volcanoes (大屯火山群) in the north and Turtle Island (龜山島, Guishan Island) of...

Taipei’s Ningxia Night Market introduces voucher scheme to woo visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the nationwide stimulus voucher scheme soon to kick off, one of Taipei’s most famous night markets has rolled out its own voucher deals to attract visitors. ...