Location

Taiwan lies off the southeastern coast of mainland Asia, across the Taiwan Strait from China - an island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. Many airlines fly to Taiwan, making it the perfect travel destination. Taipei is Taiwan's largest city as well as its economic, political, and cultural center. It is a modern cosmopolitan metropolis with a lively and diversified face, filled with exuberance.

Time zone
Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Dialing Code
International Regional Code: +886 2 (Taipei)

Currency 
Taiwan’s currency is the New Taiwan dollar (NTD). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at hotels, airports and banks. Major credit cards (Visa, Master, JCB, AMEX) are widely accepted, and traveler’s checks may be accepted by tourist-oriented shops and at most international tourist hotels and banks. 

Electric current 
Voltage of the alternating current comprises 110V with 60 Hz frequency.


Climate
At the time of the Conference, Taipei's average temperature is a comfortable 22°C (72 °F), ranging from a low of 18°C (64°F) to a high of 25°C (77°F)

Tipping
Tipping generally isn’t very common in Taiwan, although it is appreciated. Most restaurants add a 10% service charge.

Water

Drinking water served at hotels and restaurants is distilled or boiled. Tap water is suggested to be boiled before drinking.


Travel in Taiwan

In spite of being a small island, Taiwan has a special geologic structure that has created an endless variety of prodigious scenery.
For further information, please visit "The Heart of Asia, Taiwan"


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