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Visiting Taiwan

General Information

Taiwan situated in the heart of Asia Pacific. Many airlines fly to Taiwan making it become the perfect travel destination. Taiwan is a quality convention destination, high-quality human resources, and successful development of the capital and technology-intensive industrial sectors. With natural sceneries, convenient transportation and delicious cuisine, Taiwan will guarantee an enjoyably journey.

Language

Mandarin is the official language. English is spoken quite extensively.

Climate

Taipei enjoys warm weather all year round and is extremely suitable for travelling. The average temperature in May is 26.0℃. For more weather information, please visit Central Weather Bureau.

Time Zone

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

Currency

The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the banks, airport and hotels. Payment by major credit card is accepted almost everywhere around Taiwan.

Electricity

  • Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings also have 220-volt sockets.
  • Visitors with appliances of different voltages are urged to bring adapters with them.

Exchange rates

The New Taiwan Dollar (NT$) is the currency used today in Taiwan. The exchange rate is around US$1 to NT$32. Like most countries, they come in the forms of bills and coins. Foreign currency exchanges are easy to access. Exchange service is available at the airport. banks, hotels and large department stores. For up to date exchange rates, travelers please visit the currency website.

Tipping & Tax

Sales tax is included in the listed price in Taiwan Tipping is not customary in Taiwan, but some hotels and restaurants automatically add a 10% service fee to the bill.

Telephone & Wi-Fi

Public telephones are easy to find in Taipei. Free public Wi-Fi service is available across Taipei city both indoors and outdoors. The SSID of Wi-Fi access is TPE-Free. Visitors who wish to use the service can set up an account with valid passport or entry permit at twelve Tourist Information Center at Taipei included Taipei Main Station and Songshan Airport. To check the free public Wi-Fi service in Taipei, please click here.
In addition to the free Wi-Fi access, payable Wi-Fi accesses are also available in most of 7-11 convenience stores across Taiwan, and in coffee shops and restaurants like Starbucks or McDonald’s. Prepaid access cards can be purchased over the counter at the stores, and the costs vary.

Access

There are two international airports in Taiwan:

Airport Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Taipei Songsang Airport
Introduction The Taipei TTY Airport is the main gateway of Taiwan. It can be accessed via over 190 non-stop and direct flights from 56 major cities throughout the world. Situated in Metropolitan Taipei, the Taipei International Airport is the hub of domestic air transportation. It is easily accessible from the town centers.
Taxi Time to Taipei International Convention Center (Congress Venue):1 Hour 30 Minutes
Terminal 1 Taxi Service Center: +886-3-3982832
Terminal 2 Taxi Service Center: +886-3-3983599
Time to Taipei International Convention Center (Congress Venue):30 Minutes
Bus & Metro Time to Taipei International Convention Center (Congress Venue):2 Hour 30 Minutes
Bus Number: 1819 to Taipei Main Station
Metro: Line 2 to Taipei 101/World Trade Center
Time to Taipei International Convention Center (Congress Venue):45 Minutes
Metro: Line 1 to Daan (Transfer to Line 2)
Metro: Line 2 to Taipei 101/World Trade Center
Website www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/index.jsp www.tsa.gov.tw/tsa/en/home.aspx

Getting Around

Taiwan High speed Railway

The THSR goes through 10 main cities along the western part of Taiwan at the moment.

Taiwan High speed Railway (http://www.thsrc.com.tw/en/?lc=en)

Railway

Trains on the round-the-island rail network provide extremely convenient services. Tickets may be purchased three days in advance