Taiwan Travel Tips
Population: about 23 million
Area: 36,000 square kilometers (about 13,900 square miles)
Area Code: Taipei: 02 Jilong: 02 Kaohsiung: 07 Tainan: 06
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Language: Chinese is the official language with a variety of dialects used in middle and southern Taiwan. English is a foreign language. You can expect most of the population only able to speak Chinese.
Credit Card: credit cards are commonly used on the island, especially in restaurants, hotels and shopping malls. American Express is not very popular while Eurocard and Carte Blue are not available here.
Currency: NTD (local currency) is used throughout the island. Remember to change your dollars in hotels or banks.
Voltage: 110 V, some hotels offer 220 V
Tips: generally speaking you can expect to pay an additional 5 to 10 percent of the bill.
Time Zone: Taiwan time is the same as Beijing Time. Within the island, there is no time difference.
Tap Water: undrinkable
Inquiring of Phone number: 106
Public Phone: it is easy for you to find phone booths along streets, roads or in some public places. There are NT$ 100, NT$ 200 and NT$ 300 phone cards sold in some convenience-shops.
Office hours of government: 08:30 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:30 from Monday to Friday.
Mobile phone: if your mobile phone is served by an international roam card, it will be no problem to use it in Taiwan. Be sure to check the voltage of the charger is 110 V.
Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Address: 201, Sec. 2, Shih-Pai Road, Taipei
Taipei Show Chwan Hospital
Address: 1, Lane 116, Kung-Fu S. RD, Taipei
Taipei Municipal Wan Fang Hospital (Managed by Taipei Medical University)
Address: 111, Sec. 3 Xinglong Rd. Wenshan Dist. Taipei
Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiaokang Hospital
Address: 482, San-ming Rd, Hsiaokang, Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
Address: 386, Ta-Chung 1st RD. Kaohsiung
National Taiwan University
Address: 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei
National Tsing Hua University
Address: 101, Section 2 Kuang Fu Road, Hsinchu
National Chiao Tung Univesity
Address: 1001, Ta-Hsueh Rd., Hsinchu
National Cheng Kung University
Address: 1, Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan
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Day1: Ximending business area
Day2: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Shilin Official Residence
Day3: National Palace Museum, and Shilin Night Market.
Day4:Tamsui Street, Fisherman Wharf, and Ningxia and Ningxia Night Market.
Day5: Shifen Old Street, Jiufen Olad Street, and Gold Ecological Park.
Day6: you can prepare to leave.
I would like to know if it is preferable to rent a car rather than using public transportation ?