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Visiting Taiwan

About Taipei

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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

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 degrees Celsius in November.
 
 

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.

Taipei City Transportation


Taxi

Taipei has a huge fleet of taxis. Charges are NT$70 for the first 1.25km and NT$5 for each additional 300 meters. An additional NT$5 is charged for every two minutes of waiting, and a surcharge NT$20 is added to fares between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. All fares appear on the meter, except for an NT$10 charge for cabs dispatched by phone and for each piece of luggage placed in the taxi trunk. Tips are not required.

 

MRT

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. An 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.

Website: http://english.metro.taipei/