About Taiwan

Taiwan situated in the heart of Asia Pacific. Many airlines fly to Taiwan making it become the perfect travel destination. Taiwan is a quality convention destination, high-quality human resources, and successful development of the capital and technology-intensive industrial sectors. With natural sceneries, convenient transportation and delicious cuisine, Taiwan will guarantee an enjoyably journey.


Mandarin is the official language. English is spoken quite extensively.

Time Zone

Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


Taiwan enjoys warm weather all year round and is extremely suitable for travelling. The average temperature in September is 27°C. For more weather information, please visit Central Weather Bureau.  https://www.cwb.gov.tw/eng/

Exchange Rates

The exchange rate is around US$1 to NT$32. Like most countries, they come in the forms of bills and coins. Foreign currency exchanges are easy to access. Exchange service is available at the airport. banks, hotels and large department stores. For up to date exchange rates, travelers please visit the currency website https://cuex.com/en/usd-twd.


  • Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings also have 220-volt sockets.
  • Visitors with appliances of different voltages are urged to bring adapters with them.

Tipping & Taxes

Sales tax is included in the listed price in Taiwan. Tipping is not customary in Taiwan, but some hotels and restaurants automatically add a 10% service fee to the bill.

Telephone & Free Wi-Fi

Free public Wi-Fi service is available across Taipei city both indoors and outdoors. The SSID of Wi-Fi access is TPE-Free. Visitors who wish to use the service can set up an account with valid passport or entry permit at Twelve Tourist Information Center at Taipei included Taipei Main Station and Songshan Airport. To check the free public Wi-Fi service in Taipei, please refer to: https://wifi.taipei/en/.
In addition to the free Wi-Fi access, payable Wi-Fi card is also available in most of 7-11 convenience stores across Taiwan. Prepaid access cards can be purchased over the counter at the stores, and the costs vary.

Getting Around

Taiwan High Speed Railway

The THSR goes through 10 main cities along the western part of Taiwan at the moment.

Taiwan High speed Railway Booking

Trains on the round-the-island rail network provide extremely convenient services. Tickets may be purchased three days in advance.

Taiwan Railway Booking
Metro in Taipei

Metro Taipei, is a metro system serving Taipei and New Taipei City. Metro Taipei was the first metro system in Taiwan which has been effective in relieving traffic congestion in Taipei, with over two million trips made daily.
Service hours: 06:00-24:00
Customer Service: +886-2-218-12345
Website: https://english.metro.taipei/Default.aspx