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 a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
08/23 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 93F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday
08/24 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 94F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Clear
Friday
08/25 20%
Clear
A few clouds from time to time. Very hot. High 96F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Saturday
08/26 0%
Clear
Sunny skies. Very hot. High 96F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
08/27 0%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 95F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

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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