Beautiful scenery and hospitable people cover the entirety of Taiwan (from north to south). We are sure you will find something enjoyable on this island!
Alishan National Scenic Area
Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area
Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area
Bubble Tea Beef Noodles Braised Pork Rice
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Taipei City Government
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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.
Electricity in Taiwan is 110 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. If you travel to Taiwan with a device that does not accept 110 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
Taiwan Plug Outlet Shape
For international calls, please dial +002 + number
Calling from foreign country to Taiwan, please dial + 886 + 2 (Taipei city) + number
A single local call from a public phone costs NTD1 for 3 minutes with additional coins insertion for continuing service. If needed, the overseas operator may be reached by dialing "100". The direct international call is available on some phones, after dialing the prefix “002”. The rate for direct international calls is charged every six seconds.
Taiwan's currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Bill denominations are NTD2,000, NTD1,000, NTD500, and NTD100. Coin denominations are NTD1, NTD5, NTD10, and NTD50. The exchange rate is around NTD30~32 to USD1 Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the airport upon arrival, or at government-authorized banks, tourist hotels, and department stores. Please retain the currency exchange receipt to exchange unused NT Dollars back to original currency. Traveler's checks in major currencies may be cashed at some tourist-oriented businesses and for customs at most international tourist hotels.
Major credit cards are accepted by hotels, department stores, airlines, most stores and restaurants. Cash can be withdrawn from the ATM which has the same logo on your cards. Cash is generally preferred in most places in Taiwan.
Visitors over 20 years old may bring in, duty-free, 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 0.5 kg of tobacco, one bottle of liquor and one used camera. Gold cannot be exported without a permit issued by the Ministry of Finance. Passengers arriving with gold and silver and planning to take it out at departure must declare it and leave the items with Customs until they leave Taiwan.