National Cheng Kung University,       Tainan, Taiwan

General Information

Registration Desk

Location: Green Building, 2F

Time: 11/07(Mon.) ~ 11/09(Wed.)
           8:00 ~ 17:00

Information Desk

Location: Green Building, 2F

Time: 11/07(Mon.) ~ 11/09(Wed.)
           8:00 ~ 17:00

Welcome to Tainan

Tainan City is situated in the center of the largest plain-Chianan Plain-in southwest Taiwan. Tainan City is also the first area to be brought under cultivation in Taiwan. As early as 400 years ago, the Dutch occupied a beachhead in Anping of Tainan. It is the first foothold established as a result of the practice of colonialism and imperialism by the West. Then, some 360 years ago, one of the Ming Dynasty loyalists, Cheng Cheng-kung, drove away the Dutch and successfully opened up Taiwan to greater numbers of Chinese settlers. Therefore, Tainan could be said to have recorded the beginning of Taiwan's history.

There are a great number of temples in Tainan City. Most of the people in Tainan worship Wang Yeh, which historically refers to the brothers of the emperor and in present-day religion to a Taoist deity. This is why Tainan has more Wang Yeh Temples than any other type of temple. Famous scenic spots in Tainan include temples, seashores, lakes, and mountains. Tainan City has more reservoirs than any other City in Taiwan, including Tsengwen, Paihe, Chienshanpei, Teyuanpei, Wushantou, Luliao, Hutoupei, Mirror, and Nanhua reservoirs. In addition to supplying water, these reservoirs are also famous asscenic areas.

                                                                     

Language

Mandarin is the official language in the Republic of China, though other dialects are also spoken. The most commonly used foreign language is English. Taxi drivers, however, generally only speak Mandarin or Taiwanese.

Climate

Taiwan's climate is subtropical with average annual temperatures of 19℃ (66℉) in the north and 21℃ (69℉) in the south. Autumn from September through November, is usually cool with an average temperature from 20℃ to 24℃ (68℉ to 75℉). November is one of the best times to visit Taiwan. The weather report of Taiwan can be found at the website of Central Weather Bureau: http://www.cwb.gov.tw

Time Zone

Local Time is UTC/GMT + 8:00

Tipping

Tipping is not generally expected in Taiwan. When applicable, tips are included in the bill as a service charge.

Currency

The legal tender is the New Taiwan dollar (NTD), which is linked to the US dollar at a rate of about 30 NTD to 1 USD. Taiwan banknotes are issued by Central Bank of the Republic of China.


Credit Card

International credit cards such as VISA and MasterCard are acceptable at hotels, and some restaurants. Automated teller machines (ATMs) can be found almost everywhere.

You can exchange your currency for New Taiwan dollars at authorized money exchangers. At Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Taiwan Kaohsiung International Airport currency exchange counters are conveniently open from early morning to late at night. The exchange rate fluctuates daily depending on the money market.

Transportation in Tainan

It’s convenient to travel around Tainan by taxi.

If you prefer cheaper way to get to and travel around Tainan, you can use Tainan City Bus. http://2384.tncg.gov.tw/TNWeb/2384.jsp

Tainan City offers Tainan Tourist Bus Travel

Tainan City 88 Anping Route:

NTD.18/one way ; Half Fare Ticket:NTD.9/one way
Please refer to following website more details.
http://www.taiwantrip.com.tw//Besttour/Info/?id=12
 

Tainan City 99 Taijiang Route:

NTD.18/one way ; Half Fare Ticket:NTD.9/one way

Please refer to following website more details. http://www.taiwantrip.com.tw//Besttour/Info/?id=13

Electricity and Power Plug

Electricity in Taiwan is 110 volts 60 hertz
Power plug with 2 flat parallel pins, or blades, is used in Taiwan

Helpful Phone Number

English Speaking Police (02)2555-4275 or (02)2556-6007

Emergencies/Fire Department

119

Police

110

English Speaking Directory Assistance

106

English Speaking Telephone Operator

(02)2311-6796

International Operator Assistance

100

Taxi Service +886-6-275-9999 or +886-6-274-2866

Diet

  1. FE21' Department Store Gourmet world
    TEL:
    +886-6-209-8999
    No. 210, Qianfeng Rd., East Dist., Tainan City (台南市前鋒路210)

  2. Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Tainan Restaurant & Bar
    TEL:
    +886-6-702-8888
    No. 89, W. Sec., University Rd., East Dist., Tainan City (台南市東區大學路西段89)

  3. 7-11 Convenience Store
    No.53, W. Sec., University Rd. , East Dist., Tainan City (
    台南市東區大學路西段53)
    No. 116, Shengli Rd., East Dist., Tainan City  (
    台南市東區勝利路116)
    No.138, Shengli Rd., East Dist., Tainan City (
    台南市東區勝利路138)

  4. Taiwanese Food
    Ln. 46, Yule St., W. Sec., University Rd., East Dist., Tainan City (台南市東區大學路西段育樂街46)

  5. NCKU Market
    TEL:
    +886-6-209-2303
    No.118, Shengli Rd., East Dist., Tainan City (
    台南市東區勝利路118)

 

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