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The city and the countryside, the old and the new, high culture and the downright dirty! Whatever you’re looking for, Taipei has everything today’s discerning traveller could wish for. Set in a natural basin amongst lush green mountains, the city is just a-stones-throw away from unspoiled beaches and wild coastline. The city itself has all the distractions a modern metropolis can offer, while at the same time providing a glimpse into its ancient past. If it’s the variety of choices you’re looking for then Taipei has it all!


Population 3,9 million
Currency New Taiwan Dollar (NT$)
Opening hours Office hours for most government agencies are from 08.30-17.30 weekdays. Banking hours are from 09.00-15.30 Monday to Friday. Private companies are usually more flexible with their working hours. Most stores stay open until late both on weekdays and weekends and there are plenty of 24-hour convenience stores throughout the city.
Newspapers Taipei Times
Emergency numbers Police: 110
Ambulance: 119
Tourist information Travel Service Center, Tourism Bureau
1F-4F, No.240, Dunhua North Road., Songshan District, Taipei City 105
(Institute of Transportation Building)
Open Hours : 08.00 - 19.00 daily

Tourist Information Hotline : +886-2-2717-3737
Call Center 0800-011765