The capital and the political, economic, financial, and cultural center
Featuring high-rise buildings and prospering businesses, it is an
international metropolis bursting with vitality.
From the world's tallest building to the biggest collection of Chinese
art, Taipei is a mix of the modern and traditional.
With dozens of world-class restaurants and plenty night markets serving
up scrumptious evening snacks.
New Taiwan Dollar (NT$) with five denominations in paper money and five in
Paper money comes in NT$2000, NT$1000, NT$500, NT$200, and NT$100 denominations.
Coins come in NT$50, NT$20, NT$10, NT$5 and NT$1 denominations.
For further information about New Taiwan Dollar notes, please visit the
Central Bank of China website
If you want to check the exchange rate, please visit the website
Foreign nationals may obtain tourist visas if they hold foreign passports or
travel documents valid for more than six months in the ROC for purposes of
sightseeing, business, family visits, study or training, medical treatment, or
other legitimate activities.
30-day visa-exempt entry privileges are afforded to citizens of 31 countries:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Republic of
Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. and the
30-day landing visas are afforded to citizens of 3 countries: Hungary, Poland
Transportation & Fare
Taipei has a subtropical climate, with an average temperature of 22oC(72oF).
Autumn, from October to November, is probably the most pleasant time to visit
Taipei, with average temperature of 23oC (73oF).
Taiwan has complete fundamental constructions and a convenient traffic network
weaved by flights, trains and highways. It takes only a few hours to travel
between scenic spots, and most of the scenic spots can be reached by public
Taxi Fare Rate
Flagfall is NT$70 and is good for the first 1.25km after which the charge is
NT$5 for each additional 250m. For waiting time, it will charge NT$5 for per 1
minute and 40 seconds. At night, there is an additional NT$20 charge. Women
passengers are advised to call a taxi company for a pick-up at night. Most taxi
drivers cannot speak or read English, so providing the destination in Chinese
characters or a map is helpful.
Toll Free Taxi Hotline: 0800-055850
Bus Fare Rate
The fare for traveling within one section is NT$15 per section. Buses do not
provide change. Most bus services run until 23:00.
Tipping & TaxQuick Facts
Tipping is customary charge 10% in hotel or restaurant.
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