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

Chance of Rain
Thursday
04/27 70%
Chance of Rain
Light rain early. Lows overnight in the low 60s.
Partly Cloudy
Friday
04/28 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 73F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Saturday
04/29 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 77F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Sunday
04/30 0%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High near 80F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Monday
05/01 40%
Chance of Rain
Mostly sunny early. Becoming mostly cloudy with showers developing later in the day. High 83F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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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The sound of Taipei (Taipei Soundscape Program)