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

Partly Cloudy
Thursday
05/24 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 91F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday
05/25 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 94F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
05/26 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 98F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
05/27 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 99F. W winds shifting to N at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
05/28 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High near 95F. WNW winds shifting to NNE at 10 to 15 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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