you are a tourist from one of the chosen thirty-one
countries including Japan, Korea, Singapore, United
States, United Kingdom, Australia and France, you
don't need a visa to stay in Taiwan for less than
thirty days (your passport must be valid for at
least six months).
New Taiwanese dollars include two forms: paper bills
and coins. The face value of the paper bills are:
NT$2000, NT$1000, NT$500, NT$200 and NT$100. For
the coins: NT$50, NT$10, NT$5 and NT$1. For foreign
currency exchange, you can visit banks appointed
by the government or international hotels. When
you exchange your money, you will be given a receipt.
Before you leave Taiwan, you will need the receipt
to exchange your cash back to your own currency.
Spring: 15~25 °C ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@Summer:
19~29 °C ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@
ˇ@ˇ@Winter: 13~23 °C
During autumn, from September to October with average
temperature of 23˘XC (73˘XF), you can wholeheartedly
enjoy the cool and soothing weather, while Taiwan's
relatively warm and short winter, from November
to February with average temperature of 15˘XC (59˘XF),
is the time for you to admire the beautifully colored
maple trees. The cold fronts that reach Taiwan sporadically
are greatly favored by the island's hot spring lovers.
Central weather Bureau website: http://www.cwb.gov.tw/index-f.htm
It is easy to use credit cards in Taipei. VISA,
Mastercard, JCB and American Express are all widely
accepted. Most bank ATMs(cash dispensers) can be
used for cash withdrawals using credit cards.
are plentiful in Taipei, located at banks and in
most convenience store.
Travelers purchasing items at shops bearing a "TRS"
mark for items exceeding NT$3,000 will be entitled
to a tax-refund. To get a refund, travelers need
to fill-in specific forms at the airport tax bureau
before their departure.
International Airport Terminal 1-Taiwan Customs
Service Counterˇ@tel: 03-398-2308
CKS International Airport Terminal 2-Taiwan Customs
Service Counterˇ@tel: 03-398-3428
* Emergency assistanceˇ@
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The Tourism Bureau
Taiwan is known for its towering mountains, and is
reputable as a "Mountainous Island". The
island is spotted with numerous mountains over 3,000
meters. It is also home to Northeast Asia's highest
mountain, Jade Mountain, which is nearly 4,000 meter
in height. Besides mountains, beautiful coastal scenes
are also part of Taiwan's great natural asset. Starting
from the northern tip of the island is the North Coast
& Guanyinshan National Sccenic Area and Northeast
Coast National Scenic Area that features various
sorts of coastal geography... Traveling all the way
down from here, one will first arrive at the scenic
Coast National Scenic Area and East
Rift Valley National Scenic Area, and then the
Bay National Scenic Area blessed with sunshine
and tropical touch.
Alongside the mountainous areas is the Maoling
National Scenic Area , where a lot of aborigines
live and place one can check out the world of butterfly,
Lukai stone-made houses and Natural scenes in Taiwan.
Legendary tales depict subtle beauty of Alishan
National Scenic Area , where you can enjoy the
relaxing scene of sunrise & cloud sea. Natural
setting of Sun
Moon Lake National Scenic Area , eagle-spotting
Mountain, home of fruit-Lishan
can sacred Buddhist sanctuary- Lion
Mountain, can bring to you the many faces of the
island's beauty. Penghu
National Scenic Area , comprising of sixty-four
islets, scattering around the Taiwan Strait. Flat
landscape makes it different from Taiwan Island. It
is blessed with the most spectacular view in Taiwan.
Located in Pacific Ocean southeast of Taiwan, Lanyu
and Green Island offer the enjoyment of nature environment,
whale spotting and scuba diving.Matzu
National Scenic Area comprises four townships
on five islands. Most of the tourist sites are located
in Nankan. Peikan has its stone houses and fish noodles.
Chukuang has its fish ing port, as well as a lighthouse
designated as a Class 2 historic site. In Tungyin
one will find fantastic rock formations and the Tungyin
branch of the Matsu Distillery.Southwest
Coast National Scenic Area is the 12th national
scenic area. The scenic area's mail attraction is
a varied coastline that consists of sand dunes, sand
banks, marshes and wetlands, offering precious ecological
habitats for wildlife.
Taiwan now has 6 National Parks - Yamingshan
National park in Taipei suburban, which is famous
for its volcanic landscape; the Shei-Pa
National Park, acrossing Hsinchu & Miaoli
counties and famous for special fish species- formosan
Oncorhynchus masou ; locating in Hualien county adjacent
to Li-Wu creek, Taroko
National Park is known for its lofty canyon landscape;
acrossing many counties in central Taiwan, Yushan
National Park is famous for its bright sunshine;
locating in south tip, Kenting
National Park gives you a total touch of Southeast
Asia; last on the list is Kinmen
National Park which is known for legacies from
the war decades ago. In addition to the beautiful
natural setting provided, above six National Parks
also offer great ecological environment for tourists.
Palace Museum, located in outskirt of Taipei City,
is home to essense of the five-thousand-year Chinese
history. It has the finest collections of Chinese
Arts, providing an eye-opening experience of Chinese
culture. Taiwan is somewhere you can experience the
amazement of Chinese culture.
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