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
12/12 90%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with periods of light rain. High 64F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday
12/13 60%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High around 65F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Thursday
12/14 50%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 66F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Friday
12/15 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. High around 70F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Saturday
12/16 80%
Chance of Rain
Showers early becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High 68F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 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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