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Entry Requirements |
Organizing Your Trip |
Living Conditions |
Different Forms of Tourism
Temples, old Taiwanese Hakka, Chinese style house, and the heritages from colonial age. Visit the website of Taiwan.net.
Temples, museums, historical sites, traditional arts and cuisine. Visit the website of Taiwan.net.
Natural parks, forest recreation areas, national scenic areas and ecotourism. Visit the website of Taiwan.net.
Taiwan's temples, of which there are more than 5,000, lie at the core of the island's religious life as active places of worship. Most temples are either of Taoist, Buddhist, or the less ornate Confucian styles. Visit the website of Taiwan.net.
There are many geothermal hot springs throughout Taiwan. The warm waters of these springs, heated and charged by the earth's own energy, are believed to soothe, revitalize and reinvigorate the body. Visit the website of Taiwan.net.
In south and north of Taiwan. Visit the website of Taiwan.net.
- Winter Sports
No winter sports.
- Outdoor Activities
Climbing, mountain biking, rafting, scuba diving, golf, surfing, Sailing and Windsurfing. Visit the website of Taiwan.net.
Taiwan is an excellent shopping destination, with everything from Ultra-modern shopping malls to traditional markets offering a wide array of goods. Visit the website of Taiwan.net.
Health and Safety
- Health Precautions
Routine vaccination: Hepatitis B vaccine, DTP(Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), poliomyelitis vaccine(OPV), MMR, BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccine, Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine.
Required vaccination: yellow fever, Cholera vaccine, Meningococcal vaccine.
Recommended vaccination: Hepatitis A vaccine, Rabies Vaccine, flu vaccine.
It is recommended: to boil tap water before to drink it, to avoid to eat in street stall and to wash carefully fruits and vegetable.
- International Hospitals
List of hospitals.
- For Further Information on Sanitary Conditions
Department Of Health.
Center for Disease Control.
Bureau of Health Promotion.
- For Further Information on Safety Conditions
US State Department
|Ambulance and Fire
Time Difference and Climate
- Time and Time Difference
It is %T:%M %A In Taipei (GMT+8)
- Summer Time Period
Map of the Time Zone
- Type of Climate
Subtropical; marine; rainy season during southwest monsoon (June to August); cloudiness is persistent and extensive all year.
A subtropical climate with moderate temperatures in the north, where there is a winter season. The southern areas, where temperatures are slightly higher, enjoy sunshine every day, and there is no winter season. The typhoon season is from June to October.
- For Further Information
Central weather Bureau
Average Annual Temperatures and Rainfall
- Food Specialties
Taiwan is famous for great seafood dishes like grilled or steamed squid, prawn or shrimp. Authentic Taiwanese cooking is also known as Holo or Minnanese. Ginger is the most common spice added.
Other food specialties include shrimp rolls, fried eel, baked clams and crabs with rich ginger honey sauce. When frying, Taiwanese use pork fat which provide instant flavor to meats. Dumplings and dimsum are also common in Taipei.
- Dietary Restrictions
Culinary restrictions are different from one religion to another.
- Domestic Currency
New Taiwan Dollar
- ISO Code
- To Obtain Domestic Currency
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at government-designated banks and hotels.
- Possible Means of Payment
Cash, major credit cards such as American Express, Master Card, Visa, and Diners Club are accepted and traveler's checks may be cashed at foreign-exchange banks, some tourist-oriented businesses, and (by room guests) most international tourist hotels.
- Official Language
- Other Languages Spoken
Official language: Chinese mandarin, although the Min Nan Hua Taiwanese (dialect of the South of Fujian) and the Hakka (indigenous language) are widely spoken.
- Business Language
- Getting Some Knowledge
- Free Translation Tools
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