Discover Taiwan

About Taiwan

Renowned internationally for its towering mountains, Taiwan is one of the famous “mountainous islands.” This island embodies 9 national parks and 13 national scenic areas, allowing visitors to enjoy Taiwan's best natural, ecological and cultural sites. Taiwan is also an amazing foodie destination. Diverse, affordable, abundant and mind- blowing are just some ways it has been described. A 2015 CNN Facebook poll rated Taiwan as number one “Best food destination “in the world. And one can't help but notice food is everywhere! There is a restaurant every block, and a food stall every corner.


Time Zone

Taiwan Standard Time is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).


Climate

The average temperature for Taipei in November is about 21.5°C.
(Please visit Central Weather Bureau for more details)


Currency

The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (TWD), which has five denominations in paper money and five in coins.
(Please visit Currency Converter at Currency Conversion 1, and Currency Conversion 2 for up-to-date exchange rates.)
Airports, government-authorized banks and international hotels offer currency exchanges services. Major credit cards such as American Express, Master Card, Visa, and Diners Club are accepted and traveler's checks may be cashed at foreign-exchange banks, some tourist-oriented businesses, and (by room guests) most international tourist hotels.


Electricity

Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings have sockets with 220 volts especially for the use of air conditioners. Visitors with appliances of different voltages are urged to bring adapters with them.


Tax & Tipping

Sales tax is included in the listed prices in Taipei City.
Tipping is not customary in Taipei, but is welcomed if guests show their appreciation for satisfactory service. Some hotels and restaurants may automatically add a 10% service fee to the bill.


Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is offered to the public in Taipei City and the airport. Please visit the website for online registration and the instruction. https://itaiwan.taiwan.net.tw


Transportation

From / To Taoyuan International Airport

Travelers entering or departing the country can choose from a variety of transportation methods to and from the airport. The high speed rail which allows direct access to all major cities and the buses which travel between various regions make it extremely convenient for travelers to go to and from the destination of their choice and the airport. Visitors may also take a taxi, a tour bus, or car rentals if they wish to reach their destination directly.
Please visit website to check the public transportation:
Taoyuan International Airport

From / To Taipei Songshan Airport

Taipei Songshan Airport is located in Taipei City, where MRT and City Bus are easy to commute. Please visit website for more information:
https://www.tsa.gov.tw/tsa/en/page.aspx?id=1061

Taiwan High Speed Rail

Travelers can visit west coast easily by Taiwan High Speed Rail. It takes only 2.5 hours from Taipei, Northern Taiwan, to Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan. Please visit website for more information:
https://www.thsrc.com.tw/index_en.html

Taiwan Railways Administration

Please visit website for more information:
https://www.railway.gov.tw/en/index.aspx


Sparkling Taipei

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that has, despite its modern facade, managed to preserve much of its natural, cultural, and historical heritage, both in the lush, verdant greenery that rings the city, as well as the many landmarks throughout the city’s streets. In one day you can get your cultural fixes at the National Palace Museum or the ChiangKai Shek memorial and embrace the outdoors through natural excursions found at the Yangmingshan National Park or Beitou Hot Spring. Marvel at the panoramic views of the city via the Taipei 101 building, once the tallest building in the world and end the day sampling local treats as you explore the hive of activity that is the Shilin and Raohe Street Night Markets.


Fun Taipei

Click here to obtain more information about Taipei must-see scenic spots and themed itineraries.

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