|Welcome to Taiwan
- General Information
Area : 36,000 square kilometers
Population : 23 million
Language : Mandarin / Taiwanese / Hakka / Indigenous Languages
Religion : Buddhism / Taoism / Christianity / Islam
Capital City : Taipei
Climate : Annual Average: 22˚C/ 72˚F
Winter Average : 18˚C / 64˚F
Summer Average : 31˚C / 88˚F
Taiwan is a modern, free, democratic society whose people are hardworking, fun-loving, educated and friendly. While eagerly embracing the future, the people of Taiwan hold onto traditional values and ideals as well.
The culture of Taiwan is a blend of modern and traditional, national and international, unique and universal. Due to Taiwan’s complex political history, the influences of indigenous culture, Confucianism, Japan, and Western civilization, everything are seamlessly woven together, creating a fascinating, dynamic society like no other in the world.
In Taiwan, it is said that there is a snack shop every three steps and a restaurant every five. Foods and dishes from around the world are available in Taiwan. However, Taiwan's native cuisine, which has gained worldwide attention.
- Travel Information
Standard time zone : UTC/GMT + 8 hours
Electricity : 110 volts, 60 cycles AC
Dialing Codes : International country code : +886 (Taiwan)
Area code : 2 (Taipei)
Currency : New Taiwan Dollar (NT$)
Bills : 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100
coins : 50, 20, 10, 5, 1
Exchange rate : USD1≒30
By Air ---There are six domestic airlines providing services between major cities such as Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Hualien.
By Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR)---If you would like to save time, THSR is a good choice.
By Train--- The railway network along the coastline is another economic option for traveling around Taiwan.
By Highway Bus ---Long distance highway bus services provided by private transportation companies are very popular. They have an extensive network and a frequent service schedule.
By Metro/Subway ---In Taipei and Kaohsiung, the metro system (MRT) provides convenient and comfortable transportation. Metro fares range from NTD20-60(USD0.6-1.8).
By Bus & Taxi ---Each major city has its own bus system. Taxi fares start at NTD 70 (USD 2.1) and increase with the time and distance traveled.
By Motorcycle/Scooter & Bicycle ---Motorcycles and scooters are very popular means of transportation in Taiwan.