Cherry blossoms in full bloom along Tawan’s Beiheng Highway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Time is ripe for some cherry blossom viewing along Taiwan’s Beiheng Highway (北橫公路), an East-West highway connecting Taoyuan City and Yilan County in northern Taiwan,...

Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau recommends visiting Aowanda during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For those who haven’t decided where to go during the 9-day Lunar New Year holiday, Forestry Bureau’s Nantou Forest District Office recommends National Aowanda ...

Two extra buses added to Ku Kuan-Lishan route in central Taiwan Feb 5 - 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two extra services will be added to the Fengyuan bus route no. 865 from Feb. 5 to Feb. 10. The no. 865 runs between Taichung City’s Ku Kuan and Lishan. Extra serv...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan cherry tree in bloom at Wuling Farm area

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In this photo, a Taiwan cherry tree can be seen in bloom, a month ahead of the traditional cherry blossom festival at the Wuling Farm area in central Taiwan's Taichung City...

Things to do on your Taiwan Honeymoon

Taiwan is packed full of interesting and romantic things to do during your honeymoon. If you’ve never visited Taiwan before it may be hard to know where to start, especially for such a special t...

Pay a visit to Taipei’s Datun Borough for a leisurely walk and astounding nightscape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Want to get away from the heatwaves and urban jungle? Why not visit the community used to be called the "Pineapple Mansion” community in Beitou District, Taipei for it...

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s Top 5 national scenic areas in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It was announced earlier this week that Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau is going to plow NT$40 million (US$1.3 million) of public money into subsidizing tour groups to visit...

Review: 19th-century plant pioneer changed how America eats

"The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats" (Dutton), by Daniel Stone. Who knew avocados, citrus and cherry blossoms had...

Same series, different year: Penguins-Capitals meet again

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Like tourists flocking to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, the Pittsburgh Penguins making a trip to Washington in the playoffs has become a rite of spring. ...

Photo of the day: Mesmerizing cherry blossoms in Osaka

Osaka, Japan (Taiwan News) -  The first Sakura blossoms have been spotted on March 20 in Osaka and March 22 in Kyoto, western Japan, attracting Japanese families and international tourists to&nbs...

AP PHOTOS: Cherry blossoms reach full bloom in Tokyo

Japan's famous cherry blossoms have reached full bloom in Tokyo as spring-like weather descends on the nation's capital. Crowds flocked Monday to popular spots in much of Japan to en...

Upcoming Events for Taipei March 23 to 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It seems like the cold weather is almost behind us, and now its time to start getting outside to enjoy the nice spring weather. Below are a few great reasons to get outside the...

Alishan cherry blossom festival now open

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Alishan cherry blossom festival kicked off yesterday (March 15) with many trees already in bloom along Alishan Highway (Provincial Highway 18), especi...

Taiwan police officer helps Filipino sisters swiftly retrieve missing camera 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A pair of tourists gained back their missing camera in one hour thanks to a local police station in Northern Taiwan, reported Chinese-language newspaper Apple Daily. Th...

Cherry blossoms, tulips and lilacs: Flower festival time

We're coming up on cherry blossom festivals, tulip time and lilac season. You can go to the Netherlands to see 7 million flowering bulbs at the Keukenhof gardens, but there are also ...