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

Local attractions in Taipei

Taipei 101 Mall

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Xinbeitou Hot Spring Area

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Yangmingshan

Hot Spring Area

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National Chiang

Kai-shek Memorial Hall

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National Sun

Yat-sen Memorial Hall

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National Palace Museum

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Taipei Zoo

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Shilin Night Market

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Longshan Temple

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Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf

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Miniatures

Museum of Taiwan

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Xiangshan Hiking Trail

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Information source: taipeitravel.net

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The sound of Taipei (Taipei Soundscape Program)