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
Saturday
11/17 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers ending early. Lows overnight in the low 70s.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday
11/18 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 84F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Monday
11/19 70%
Chance of Rain
Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 73F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday
11/20 60%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 77F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Clear
Wednesday
11/21 20%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 84F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 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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