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
Wednesday
09/26 90%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy. Some light rain will fall throughout the day. High 79F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Rain
Thursday
09/27 90%
Rain
Rain. High 84F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Rain
Friday
09/28 100%
Rain
Rain. Becoming windy in the afternoon. High 83F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Rain
Saturday
09/29 100%
Rain
Rain and wind. High near 80F. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
09/30 0%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 83F. Winds N at 15 to 25 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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