About Taiwan

Taiwan is also known as Formosa, which means "beautiful island". It has a great mixture of urban metropolis and nature.Here, visitors can get away from their hectic lives in the city and enjoy the serene environment. Typical Taiwanese snacks are found everywhere, but Taiwan's night markets in particular, each night market having its own traditions and characteristics, are the places where these snacks can be found in abundance. 

 

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Currency

The Republic of China's unit of currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$), which has five denominations in paper money and five in coins. 

Weather

 

During the period of March, day temperature will hit a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius and night temperature will hit lowest of 15 degrees Celsius. Please bring an umbrella with you for fear that it might rain during that period.

 

 

Language

In Taiwan, people mainly speak Standard Mandarin. There are different dialects such as Taiwanese, Hakka and aboriginal languages.

Electricity & Electronics

 

Voltage

 

Taiwan uses electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles, appliances from Europe, Australia or South-East Asia will need an adaptor or transformer. Many buildings have sockets with 220 volts especially for the use of air conditioners.

Power Plugs


Electrical sockets have two vertical slots. If you bring appliances from Europe, Australia or Southeast Asia, you'll need an adaptor or transformer.Some hotels will be able to lend you an adaptor, but not all. If you need a plug adaptor or transformer, we advise buying one before your arrival.

 

 

Transportation

 

Taxi

 

At the Airport: Taxis operating by shifts are located at the west side of the Terminal 1's and Terminal 2's Arrivals Lobby at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.Taxi fare is based on the meter , highway tolls not included. 

In the City: Like most cities, taxis in Taiwan are available when the sign on top of the cab is illuminated and can be hailed on the street or booked in advance.

Taoyuan Airport MRT

 

Taoyuan Airport Station-A8 Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Station

Fare: $ 50(NT$)

Travel Time: Express - 16 minutes, Commuter - 21 minutes.

Both Express and Commuter trains stop by stations A12 (Airport Terminal 1) and A13 (Airport Terminal 2) at an interval around 7.5 minutes (Express and Commuter trains alternately). Timetables are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit the Taoyuan Metro website for details. For more information, please click here.

 

Buses 

To Taoyuan: 5059,706 Bus. Trip length is 40-60 minutes.

To Taipie: 1819,1819A,1840,1841,1843,5201,1960,1961 Bus. Trip length is 40-90 minutes.

 

Ticketing: Tickets sold at bus counters. For more information, please click here.

 

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