Taiwan - The Heart of Asia
Taiwan, an island of technology, nurtures a wide array of tourism and ecological resources, a diversity of traditional folk customs, a rich culture, modern arts, and fantastic food. In short, Taiwan is beyond your expectations!

The Capital
Taipei City

Time Zone 
UTC/GMT +8 hours


In winter, the temperatures are pleasant in the south, where highs in January are about 23 °C (73 °F), and the sun often shines, while in the north (see Taipei), the climate is cooler and cloudier, with average maximum temperatures about 19 °C (66 °F). Owing to maritime influence and low latitude, night-time temperatures are rarely cold and never drop below freezing (0 °C or 32 °F). However, sometimes, there can be very cool days in the north, with highs about 10/12 °C (50/54 °F).
You can visit Taiwan Weather Central Bureau wensite before you come to Taiwan.


New Taiwan Dollars, NTD is the currency used locally. You can do the currency exchange at the airport or nearby banks. 

Cash payment is common in Taiwan though many shops also accept credit cards, Easy Card and iPass. Checks are not normally used in Taiwan for payment of everyday expenses.


Tipping is not customary in most of places in Taiwan.

The Easycard or iPass

The EasyCard and iPass are reusable tickets in Taiwan. You can use them for Taipei Metro, bus services, designated car parks, stores and government agencies.

It can be purchased at all MRT stations and convenience stores. Card is issued with no balance, so be sure to recharge the card with some credit after purchase. Refunds of credit can be done at MRT stations. Further information can be found at the Easycard or iPass website.


Participants are responsible to bring own medication that are essential for yourself. Please also bring the doctor’s prescription especially for controlled medicines.


SIM cards and WiFi routers

You can buy local SIM cards and WiFi routers at the airport for mobile data use.



In Taiwan the power plug sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 110 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.

 For more travel Itinerary information, please visit the Tourism Bureau of the Republic of China (Taiwan) website for your reference.