About Taiwan

About Taiwan


The Heart of Asia

Taiwan is an island of approximately 36,000 square kilometers, about the size of the Netherlands. It is situated southwest of Japan, north of the Philippines, and about 180 kilometers off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The ROC’s territory consists of Taiwan proper, as well as Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu and other minor islands.

Climate Subtropical (mean temperature 18°C in winter, 28°C in summer). Check the current conditions and latest weather forecast at the Central Weather Bureau.
Capital Taipei City
Other major cities New Taipei City, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung
Official language Mandarin
National currency New Taiwan Dollar (NT$ or TWD)
Time zone UTC+8 Hours
Country calling 886
Electricity AC 110V/60Hz

Clear
Thursday
07/19 10%
Clear
Lots of sunshine. High 93F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday
07/20 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Considerable cloudiness. High 91F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
Thunderstorm
Saturday
07/21 90%
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms likely. High 88F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday
07/22 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 94F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Thunderstorm
Monday
07/23 80%
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 93F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Local attractions in Taipei

If you like Local Foods & Shopping


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If you like Art & Cultural Centers


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If you like Natural Attractions & Hot Spring


Yangmingshan

Hot Spring Area

Yangmingshan

Zhongshan Hall

Information source: taipeitravel.net
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