Weather

Average weather in Taipei is 27.7C (81.9F) in June.


Currency

The New Taiwan Dollar (yuan) is the official currency of Taiwan. In English usage of the new Taiwan dollar is often abbreviated as NT, NT$, NT Dollar or NTD, while the abbreviation TWD is typically used in the context of foreign exchange rates. Unlike some other countries in Asia, Taiwan uses the local currency exclusively. 

Credit cards are also widely accepted in Taiwan. ATMs are the easiest way to withdraw cash from your home account, and 7-Elevens are usually the first choice as they are always on the international Plus or Cirrus network and have English-language options; and 7-Elevens are literally everywhere in Taiwan.


Electricity

Electricity in Taiwan is 110 Volts at 60 Hertz. The most common socket Taiwan uses is the two flat parallel pin type. If you travel to Taiwan with a device that does not accept 110 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need to bring a voltage converter with you. You may need a plug adapter if your appliances' plug has a different shape.


Attractions

The National Palace Museum
The National Palace Museum is the top tourist destination of Taipei. It has a permanent collection of more than 696,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks, making it one of the largest in the world. Going to this museum is a good way for first time tourists to understand Taiwanese culture and history. The entrance fee is NTD 250 for adults and NTD 150 for students with IDs. The museum is located in Taipei’s Shilin district.

Taipei 101
Considered as the world’s tallest building from 2004 to 2010, Taipei 101 is a must-see site in Taiwan. The tower has served as an icon of modern Taiwan ever since its opening. It is composed of 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. A multi-level shopping mall adjoining the tower houses hundreds of stores, restaurants and clubs. For NTD 500, tourists can go to the 89th to 91st floor to get a 360-degree view of Taipei.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Park
Built in the memory of former Taiwan president Chiang Kai-shek, this memorial is a famous landmark and monument in Taipei. The monument, surrounded by a park, stands at the east end of Memorial Hall Square. The structure is framed on the north and south by the National Theater and National Concert Hall. The memorial is also famous as a recreational park for Taiwanese.

National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is a memorial to the Republic of China's National Father, Dr. Sun Yat-sen. It contains displays of Sun's life and the revolution he led, and is also a multi-purpose social, educational and cultural center for public.

Yangmingshan National Park
Yangmingshan National Park is one of the nine national parks in Taiwan, located between Taipei City and New Taipei City. The National Park is famous for its cherry blossoms, venomous snakes, and hiking trails, including Taiwan’s tallest dormant volcano, Seven Star Mountain.

Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market is considered to be the largest and most famous night market in the city. The night market encompasses two distinct sections sharing a symbiotic relationship: a section formerly housed in the old Shilin Market building, containing mostly food vendors and small restaurants; and the surrounding businesses and shops selling other nonfood items.

Visit the Tourism Bureau website for more information and attractions to see in Taiwan.