Taipei is nestled in the northern Taiwan, the center of east Asia. It is an international metropolis surrounded by mountains and rivers and also a transportation hub in east Asia. Its characteristics include:

  • A highly networked city with advanced ICT infrastructure
  • A very convenient international destination to travel to and within
  • One of the safest city in the world
  • Famous for its friendliness and hospitality
  • An attractive tourist destination with natural landscapes, tasty cuisine and affordable shopping

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Climate

Taipei has a warm subtropical climate. The temperature is around 24- 37°C (75 – 99°F) in the summer.

Currency

The currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$).

  • Paper Currency: NT$2,000, NT$1,000, NT$500, NT$200, and NT$100
  • Coins: NT$50, NT$20, NT$10, NT$5, and NT$1

Tipping and Tax

Tipping is not customary in Taipei, but some hotels and restaurants automatically add a 10% service fee to the bill. Otherwise there are no hard and fast rules. Of course you can always make someone happy with a small reward for good service. Sales tax is included in the listed prices in Taipei City.

Electricity:

Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings also have 220-volt sockets. Visitors with appliances of different voltages are urged to bring adapters with them.

Resources:

Street Food Glossary
Travel Taipei
Taipei City Map
Travel Taiwan