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 a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
06/27 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms. High 93F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
06/28 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms. High 92F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday
06/29 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 92F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday
06/30 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms. High 92F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Thunderstorm
Saturday
07/01 80%
Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 93F. Winds light and variable. 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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