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80-year-old heritage garden to reopen in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Shoyoen Japanese Garden (逍遙園) in Kaohsiung will once again welcome visitors starting Sunday (Nov. 1) following the completion of its three-year renovation. Built in...

Taipei 228 Museum named as cultural asset

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National 228 Memorial Museum and Taiwan's first radio broadcast station, "Taiwan Hōsō Kyōkai" (THK), were named as cultural assets in Taipei by the Burea...

Taichung culture group works to preserve central Taiwan’s collective memory

TAICHUNG (Taiwan Today) -- Taichung is revitalizing its old downtown quarters created a century ago as a commercial and living space abutting the central Taiwan city’s former main station. In Oc...

Taichung tomb relocation plans in limbo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nantun District residents in Taichung have been left in limbo after the city government issued conflicting orders, first telling them to move family tombs and then saying ...

Live music jazzes up revitalized rail station in Taitung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- As evening falls, the sounds of pop, rock and folk fill an outdoor space next to the decommissioned railway station in Taitung City. Tiehua Music Village is one of the most un...

Taiwan’s culture minister delivers ‘national historic site’ declaration to Qing-era Chen Yue-ji Residence in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) on Sunday personally delivered the document that declares the Qing-era Chen Yue-ji Residence (陳悅記祖宅) in Taipei as a ...

Paiwan artist carves out new paths for Taiwan's indigenous traditions

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- When indigenous singers performed at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade, images of painted woodcarvings by Paiwan artist Etan Pavavalung appeared on 1,...

Enjoy Local, Seasonal Ingredients at Prince Hotels in Japan

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 25, 2018--Prince Hotels, the outstanding example for hotel chains in Japan, has created a network of 43 hotels, 28 golf courses, and 9 ski resorts throughout Japan. A stay ...

Tourists charged with stealing bricks from Auschwitz

The Hungarian nationals were detained after other visitors at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp spotted the pair loading bricks from the ruins of a crematorium into a bag, Polish police said M...

Ministry of Culture rolls out 3D modeling program to recreate Taiwan’s historical monuments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A number of Taiwan’s past iconic monuments will be brought back to life as part of the Ministry of Culture’s (MOC) initiative to establish the “Taiwan H...

Museum in New Taipei exhibits traditional headdresses of Taiwan's indigenous people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Shihsanhang Museum of Archeology (十三行博物館) in New Taipei City is currently hosting a temporary exhibition showcasing the traditional headdresses of the 16 indigenous et...

One of last Atayal women left with facial tattoo dies at age 103

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Iwan Kainu (簡玉英, Chien Yu-ying), one of the last members of the Taiwanese indigenous Atayal (泰雅) tribe to have a facial tattoo and a national treasure, died yesterday morning f...

Temple festival in Taipei with hundred years of history draws the pious and curious

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The three-day miaohui (廟會) or temple festival held by the Bangka Qingshan Temple (艋舺青山宮) began on Thursday with crowds joining the procession led by the King of Qingshan (...

Taipei’s largest ‘miaohui’ temple festival kicks off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – From Thursday to Saturday (December 7-9), one of the three biggest miaohui (廟會) or temple festivals in Taipei takes place in the city's Wanhua District where the proce...

KAOHSIUNG TODAY kicks off on June 24

It is counting down to KAOHSIUNG TODAY! Officials of the event organizer,Taiwan Art Gallery Association, including Chairman Rick Wang, Secretary General Dr. Wenmei Yiu and Executive Director Emerson W...