S. Taiwan township moves to protect aging population from virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A township in southern Taiwan known for its aboriginal culture and mountainous scenery will begin checking visitors’ temperatures in order to protect its vulnerable ...

Hakka Tung Blossom Festival to kick off across Taiwan in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Hakka Tung Blossom Festival (HTBF, 桐花祭) hosted by the Hakka Affairs Council (HAC) will kick off in April. Although the HAC has canceled a number of events as...

Hot spring hotel in NE Taiwan folds over coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 13-year-old hotel in downtown Jiaoxi, a popular hot spring town in Taiwan’s northeastern county of Yilan, closed for refurbishment on Sunday due to slow business c...

Cherry blooms in Taiwan’s Hsinchu County provide alternative to vacationing abroad during virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Blooms of cherry and peach blossoms in the mountainous area of Jianshi Township (尖石鄉) in Hsinchu County are providing a good alternative for people who avoid going abroad ...

A guide to visiting attractions in central Taiwan via near-free bus services

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taichung City rolled out the near-free bus services on Lunar New Year’s Day, the ball is now in visitors’ court—they have to decide whether to take ad...

Near free bus fare plan hits the road in Taiwan’s Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Public buses charging passengers a maximum of NT$10 (about 33 cents) began to hit the road in the western city of Taichung on Lunar New Year's Day, according to a news...

Admire the cherry blossoms of central Taiwan: Basianshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Red Taiwan Cherry blossoms are turning the Basianshan (Eight Deities Mountain) National Forest Recreation Area into a dreamlike landscape, the Dongshih Forest District Off...

Japanese store denies Chinese customers entry in fear of coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A toy store in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa has decided to deny entry to all Chinese customers, citing fear of the Wuhan coronavirus on a notice posted on the store...

Plum blossoms on Meiling in S.W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — About 30-40 percent of the season's plum blossoms have emerged in the Meiling Scenic Area, a popular tourist attraction in Tainan’s hilly district of Nanxi, with...

Taiwan citizen blasted for posting photos of nude women soaking in Japanese hot spring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese national has enraged the Japanese by posting photos of naked women soaking in a hot spring on Instagram, according to a Taiwanese netizen who broke the story o...

Murakami holds rare public reading to mark debut anniversary

TOKYO (AP) — A monkey that confesses he steals women's identity cards, causing them to temporarily forget who they are, starred Tuesday as author Haruki Murakami marked 40 years since his debut as a n...

NE Taiwan's Taipingshan receives record-breaking 500,000th visitor of 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area received its 500,000th visitor of the year on Tuesday (Dec. 10), a new record for the area, which was opened 37 years ago, C...

North Korea opens new mountain resort amid tourism drive

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new mountain spa and ski resort that's intended for people to enjoy “high civilization under socialism” in another example of the cou...

Taiwan's 'Year of Mountain Tourism' hits the heights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Tourism Bureau is promoting 24 mountain-related package tours, in line with its designation of 2020 as the "Year of Mountain Tourism," according to a pres...

Taiwan’s Hualien organizes hot spring tours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s eastern county of Hualien has organized two, one-day hot spring-themed tours that will run from Nov. 22 to Dec. 21. They are part of the county’s 2...