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Famed cartoon characters liven up New Taipei’s Bitan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An installation featuring the famed fictional characters Sumikko Gurashi has been attracting positive attention in Bitan, in New Taipei's Xindian District, since Dec. ...

Booking.com recommends 3 cycling routes in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cycling is one of the best ways for people in Taiwan to explore the country’s outdoor attractions up close at a time when overseas traveling is restricted by COVID-1...

German man bikes 40 km to work twice weekly in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Westin Tashee Resort General Manager Jan-Hendrik Meidinger is a cycling enthusiast who enjoys his twice-weekly rides from Taipei to Taoyuan for work. The favorite mode ...

Designated hiking trails, bike paths in Taiwan’s Taichung to reopen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung’s Tourism and Travel Bureau announced on Sunday (July 11) that to be in line with the central government’s policy of slightly easing pandemic restrict...

Three hot spots to view seasonal tung flowers in Taiwan’s Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung’s Tourism and Travel Bureau is recommending three places in the central city to view tung flowers. In a press release, the bureau suggested the Tonghua T...

Photo of the Day: Before-and-after images show effects of Taiwan’s drought

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Nantou County Government on Thursday (April 15) shared a series of before-and-after photos of its lakes and dam to highlight the seriousness of the ongoing drought in ...

Newly completed bike path connects Bitan with Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newly completed bike path beside the Jingmei River in New Taipei City will enable cyclists to ride from the Bitan Scenic Area all the way to the Taipei Zoo without hav...

Annong River Bikeway in Taiwan's Yilan provides safe haven for exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 13.5-kilometer bikeway that meanders along the banks of the Annong River in both Sanxiang and Dongshan townships, Yilan County, provides a safe and relaxing environment ...

Photo of the Day: Lone fisherman on smoggy river in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 25-year-old Indonesian software engineer on Saturday (Feb. 6) captured this haunting photo of a lone fisherman plowing through a thick layer of smog as dusk descended on...

Wanjin Sugar Railway Bike Path inaugurated in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 31-kilometer Wanjin Sugar Railway Bike Path was inaugurated on Sunday (Dec. 20), starting from Wanjin community and ending at Linbian railway station, connecting with ...

Taiwan's Hsinchu County inaugurates Toucian River South Bank Bikeway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu County’s 17.2-kilometer Toucian River South Bank Bikeway connecting Zhudong Township and Hsinchu City was inaugurated on Thursday (Dec. 17), according to CNA...

Taiwan’s Hsinchu to connect coastline with Miaoli County by bikeway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) announced on Sunday (Dec. 7) that the city government will spend NT$25 million (US$833,333) to finish building a 1.2-kilometer bikeway c...

New Taipei launches Danhai Light Rail promotion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei Metro Corporation (NTMC) has launched NT$50 (US$1.67) joint tickets which allows people to enjoy unlimited rides on 12 bus routes and the Danhai Light Rail ...

Ride Dajia's seaside bikeway in C. Taiwan to enjoy coastal views

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dajia section of Taichung City's coastal bikeway system is the perfect place on a summer weekend or holiday to enjoy the sea breeze and coastal views. The coast...

Two Taichung bikeways selected among best cycling routes in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two bikeways in Taichung City — the Tanyashen Green Bikeway (潭雅神綠園道) and Qingshui bikeway system (清水自行車道系統) — have been selected in an online vote as two of th...