Taipei Travel Net

Taipei Travel Net

The city of Taipei is a modern metropolis on the northern tip of Taiwan. It is Taiwan's economic, political, and cultural center.

Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area. Railways, highways, airports and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island. The city is served by two airports – Songshan and Taoyuan. The municipality is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks, such as the former tallest building in the world between 2004 and 2009, Taipei 101, other notable tourist attractions include Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Hsing Tian Kong, Lungshan Temple of Manka, National Palace Museum, Presidential Office Building, Taipei Guest House and Zhinan Temple. Popular shopping districts including Ximending as well as several night markets dispersed throughout the city. Natural features such as Maokong, Yangmingshan and hot springs are also well known to international visitors.


  • 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.


The currency of Taiwan 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

Exchange Rates

The New Taiwan Dollar (NT$) is the currency used today in Taiwan. The exchange rate is around US$1 to NT$30. Like most countries, they come in the forms of bills and coins. Foreign currency exchanges are easy to access. The exchange service is available at the airport. banks, hotels, and large department stores. For up to date exchange rates, travelers please visit the currency website.


Access to the Internet is not a problem in Taiwan. Places like major tourist attractions and stations are equipped with more than 4,000 Wi-Fi hotspots. After you enter Taiwan, visit the iTaiwan website and click the agree button of the “Terms of Use for Wireless Internet Access Services of iTaiwan” and you can start using the Wi-Fi service of iTaiwan for free. Also, some restaurants and cafes also offer free Wi-Fi services. When patronizing some stores, you can just enquire about the services.


Taipei has a  subtropical climate .

July is the hottest month in Taipei , with an average temperature varying between 26.3°C (79.3°F) and 34.3°C (93.7°F). 


Taiwan High Speed Rail

The Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSPR) connects major cities in western Taiwan between Taipei and Kaohsiung.


Taiwan Railways

Located at the central hub of Taiwan’s round-the-island railway, the railway system of Taipei City connects eastern and western Taiwan while providing safe and comfortable services.

Taipei Metro

Few cities in East Asia are easier to traverse than Taipei. Using public transportation in Taipei is the best way to dig in for an action-packed trip. Most of the city’s top tourist attractions are within earshot of an MRT station and are easy to find—with far less hassle than you’d imagine!

The key is the wonderful and efficient Taipei Metro. Also known as the Taipei MRT (mass rapid transit), this world-class subway system covers much of the city centre, and zips travellers between most of the best things to do in Taipei quickly and easily.

The metro system features both underground and elevated sections throughout the city, linking up all the best places to stay in Taipei with the top attractions. One-way tickets cost between NT$20 and NT$60, increasing based on the distance between stations.

Route Map


The yellow taxis of Taipei are plentiful wherever you venture in the city. Taxis are naturally the most expensive way of getting around, but they are still cheap compared to most major cities around the world. The starting rate for taxis in Taipei is NT$70 for the first 1.25 kilometres and NT$5 for each 0.25-kilometre segment after that. There’s an NT$20 supplement for late-night rides.

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