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Taiwan Country Quickfacts

  • Miaoli
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • Tea offered to the Gods
  • Tuntex Sky Tower and the Expo
  • Kaohsiung
Area:  36,193 km²
Capital: Taipei
City Code: Taipei - 2, Kaohsiung - 7
Country Code: 886
Country Population: 23,373,517
Credit Cards: Major international credit cards can be used at most hotels and upscale restaurants or to obtain cash advances at your card's offices.
Currency: New Taiwan Dollars (NT$)
Departure Tax: NT$ 300 (included in price of airline ticket)
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 110 volt 60Hz.
Ethnic Groups:  Han Chinese, Hoklo, Fujian, Hakka
Flag: Taiwan Flag
Location:  East Asia.
Official Language(s): Mandarin Chinese
Religion: Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism.
Time Zone: 12 hours ahead of Toronto and 15 hours ahead of Vancouver.
Tipping: Tipping in Taiwan is not customary, but is still appreciated. However, if a porter carries your bag at a hotel or the airport, a tip of NT100 is considered courteous. Note that the 10% service charge added to the bill at many restaurants is not actually a tip to be shared with the staff.



Taiwan Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Taiwan.

Learn about the history and culture of Taiwan, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Taiwan's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Taiwan for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Taiwan tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Taiwan tour considers taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.



Book your Taiwan tour with Goway! 

ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Taiwan tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, a rail journey, an independent travel module, and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Taiwan.

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