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

Monthly Temperature Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High 64 64 68 77 81 86 90 90 86 81 73 66
18 18 20 25 27 30 32 32 30 27 23 19
Average Low 55 55 59 64 72 75 77 79 75 70 64 57
13 13 15 18 22 24 25 26 24 21 18 14

Taiwanese Currencies

Yi Chian Yuan
Wu Bai Yuan
Yi Bai Yuan

Wu Shi Yuan
Shi Yuan
Wu Yuan
Yi Yuan

24-Hour Convenience Store
Business Hours: 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
Taiwan ranks no.1 in the world for having the highest density of convenience store, which can be found every 500 meters. Convenience stores in Taiwan not merely sell snacks and beverages but also provide a wide range of services for people to withdraw money, book tickets for trains, concerts and movies, as well as collect goods ordered online, etc.

Sim Card
Buy a prepaid sim card (with 3G data plan) at the airport to update your friends on your Taipei trip.
- Taoyuan International Airport
- Taipei Songshan International Airport

Credit Cards and Banks
Major credit cards (Visa, Master, JCB, AMEX) are widely accepted, and traveler’s checks may be accepted by tourist-oriented shops and at most international tourist hotels and banks. Banks open whole day from 09:00 to 15:30, Monday to Friday and closed at weekend and public holidays.

Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Visitors with appliances of different voltages are highly advised to bring an adapter.

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Dialing Code
International Regional Code: +886 2 (Taipei)

Service Charge & Tipping
Tipping is not customary in most of places in Taiwan but consumer taxes are included in the tag price. There will be 10% or 15% extra charge of tax or service fee in all four-, five-star hotels and restaurants.

Travel in Taiwan

Taiwan Tourism Bureau

Travel in Taipei

Travel in New Taipei City

Taipei Free Public Wi-Fi Access

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