Taipei was first designated as capital in 1875. At that time, Taipei Basin was part of Tamsui County in Taipei Capital. After the 1949 great retreat, Taipei city was then designated as provincial city under Taiwan Providence. In 1990, Taipei City administrative districts were consolidated from the original 16 districts into 12 districts as below: Zhongzheng Dist., Wanhua Dist., Datong Dist., Zhongshan Dist., Songshan Dist., Daan Dist., Xinyi Dist., Neihu Dist., Nankang Dist., Shilin Dist., Beitou Dist., and Wenshan Dist.
There are a lot of tourist attraction such as Taipei 101, National Palace Museum and National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall as well as Shilih Night Market etc.
For more information, please visit the website at https://www.travel.taipei/en.
Taipei Metro (MRT) is a rapid transit system serving Taipei City and New Taipei City. The MRT is already well integrated with other transit systems, including Taoyuan Airport MRT, High Speed Rail, trains, buses. Due to the convenience of the Taipei Metro, it is the common transportation for citizens and visitors.
The service hours of MRT is 06:00 to 24:00 and the price of the ticket ranges from TWD$20-$60, depending on the distance.
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We enjoy the warm weather all year round. The average temperatures during April and May is ranging from 19°C to 29°C. Besides, mostly it will be rainy days during April and May, which is so called plum rain season. We suggest that you should carry the umbrella.
To know more information of the short range forecast in Taipei, please visit the website at https://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/forecast/taiwan/Taipei_City.htm
The following APEC member economies may enter through the visa exemption program: Austria, Canada, Chile, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the United States of America, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Russia, the Philippines. For more information, please visit the website at https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-149-4486-7785a-2.html.
Currency and Banks
The official currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (TWD). The exchange rate in recent months is around TWD$30 for US$1. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the airports, hotels, local banks and some department stores. Credit cards are widely accepted.
The electric current is 110V, 60 Hz and the wall sockets are made for standard American 2 pin flat plugs.