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
Tuesday
10/17 70%
Chance of Rain
Showers possible. Lows overnight in the mid 70s.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday
10/18 80%
Chance of Rain
Occasional light rain. High around 80F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of Rain
Thursday
10/19 60%
Chance of Rain
Steady light rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 79F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Friday
10/20 60%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High 77F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Rain
Saturday
10/21 80%
Rain
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 76F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

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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