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General Information

General Information

Access

The Taipei TTY Airport and Kaohsiung Airport can be accessed via over 190 non-stop and direct flights from 56 major cities throughout the world. The carriers are Air Macau, Air New Zealand, Air Nippon, Angkor Airways, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Eva Airways, Continental, Dragon Air, Japan Asia Airways, Korean Air, Far Eastern Air, Northwest, KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Mandarin Airlines, Palau Trans, Pacific Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Thai Airways, Transasia Airways, United Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.

Visa Requirements

Participants should consult the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ (BOCA) website at http://www.boca.gov.tw/mp?mp=2 for information about visa requirements for entry into Taiwan. Citizens of the following countries may enter and remain in Taiwan without a visa for a maximum of 30 days: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and USA.
Visitor Visa Application Forms may be downloaded from http://www.boca.gov.tw/mp?mp=2 and should be submitted directly to BOCA. For more information, please contact BOCA at +886-2-2343-2888 or e-mail: post@boca.gov.tw.

Transport between Taiwan Taoyuan (TTY) International Airport and Taipei

Taxis queue outside the Arrival Halls of both terminals. Airport Taxis charge according to the meter plus a 50% surcharge (highway tolls not included). Typical fare to Taipei is around NT$1,100
Four bus companies now provide frequent service between TTY International Airport and important destinations around Taipei everyday in every 30 to 40 minutes. Costs are approximately NT$110~140 (US$4~5), takes about 60 to 90 minutes. The bus station is on the southwest side of the Arrival Passenger Reception Area in Terminal I, and on the northeast side of the Arrival Passenger Reception Area on the first floor in Terminal II. For more information, please check the website: http://www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/Index/

Useful Links

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C. http://www.mofa.gov.tw/EnOfficial
Department of Health, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. http://www.doh.gov.tw/EN2006/index_EN.aspx
Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.boca.gov.tw/mp?mp=2
Taiwan Travel Information http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/
Taipei City Government http://english.taipei.gov.tw/

About Taipei

Introduction

The city is situated in a basin in northern Taiwan that was inhabited by aboriginal peoples until settlers from China moved into the area about 300 years ago.

Eastern Taipei was largely underused fields until the nineteen-seventies, when the city began to develop the area as a financial and commercial district. Here, the modern face of Taipei shines through, with its glass and steel skyscrapers, wide boulevards, and the world’s tallest building, Taipei 101.

Taipei also boasts dozens of world-class performance venues, where you can enjoy world-class theater and concert events. The city also offers a wide range of other diversions -- shopping malls, nightclubs, live-music bars, quality hotels, and exotic restaurants.

Weather

Weather

Taipei enjoys a subtropical climate with warm weather all year round. Taipei is extremely suitable for traveling, as the annual average temperature is a comfortable 22 degrees
Celsius with lowest temperatures ranging from 12 to 17 degrees Celsius (54-63 Fahrenheit). It will be around 18 degree Celsius in November.

 

 

Weather

Gourmet Paradise

Taipei is a diner's paradise, a place where the smell of food emanates from every street corner, and the food here is excellent. From international cuisines to local dishes, the menus will have you coming back for more. In the city itself, there are many popular international eateries featuring Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian and Western cuisine with good service and moderate prices.

 

 

Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS)

Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS)

The MRT currently has five lines in operation. Tickets can be purchased at automatic-ticket machines in all MRT stations. A "Single-journey Ticket" costs between NT$20 to NT$65 depends on distance. A NT$150"One-day Pass" purchased from a service booth will allow unlimited travel among all MRT lines within one day.

The MRT runs from 6 am to 12 midnight seven days a week. Smoking, eating, drinking or gum chewing are strictly prohibited on all MRT trains.

In addition, the use of cellular phones is prohibited in the first and the last car of each train.

Taxi

Taipei has a huge fleet of taxis. Charges are NT$70 for the first 1.5km and NT$5 for each additional 300 meters. An additional NT$5 is charged for every two minutes of waiting, and a 20% surcharge is added to fares between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. All fares appear on the meter, except for a NT$10 charge for cabs dispatched by phone and for each piece of luggage placed in taxi trunk. Tips are not required.