How can I get Visa to Taiwan?
Please go to the website https://www.boca.gov.tw/mp-2.html. The information on the website indicates that you need to apply for a visa if your nationality is not listed in the exempt entry and landing visa countries.
Otherwise, you do not need to apply for a visa. Please go to the website https://www.boca.gov.tw/mp-2.html or consult your local travel agent for more details about Visa application.
Whether each participant can get the Visa fully depends on which country the participant comes from, because the visa process is the deal between two nations and nothing about the conference.
Taipei City sits at the northern tip of Taiwan Island, being the capital city it is the political, economic, educational, and cultural centre of Taiwan (R.O.C). Railways, high-speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all the cities of Taiwan (R.O.C).
The cultural kaleidoscope of Taipei pulses wherever you go. Incense-veiled temples dating back to dynastic times blend seamlessly with a neon street life of a decidedly more modern era. Taipei has dozens of world-class restaurants where gourmets can sample the best regional Chinese cuisines; and for the gourmand, there are plenty of night markets serving up scrumptious evening snacks in an environment of chaotic excitement and fun.
The polarities of Taipei are vividly present with the joining of the urban and natural worlds. Just a few minutes away from the heart of the city you can soak away the cares of the world in mineral-rich hot springs nestled in the lush mountain foothills ringing the Taipei Basin. And throughout the city there are plenty of trails, parks, and other oases of tranquility to lift and invigorate your spirits.
Whether you are just stopping over en-route to another Asian destination, or planning a longer stay, Taipei is a multi-faceted treasure that will call you back again and again.
For more information please visit: https://www.travel.taipei/en/
About Taiwan Island
The Island of Taiwan has a total land area of about 36 000 square kilometers (14 400 square miles). It is shaped like a leaf that is narrow at both ends. It lies off the southeastern coast of mainland Asia, across the Taiwan Strait from China – an island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. To the north is Japan; to the south is the Philippines. Many airlines fly to Taiwan (R.O.C), making it the perfect travel destination.
Taiwan Island lies on the western edge of the Pacific “ring of fire”, and continuous tectonic movements have created majestic peaks, rolling hills and plains, basins, coastlines, and other natural landscapes. Taiwan’s tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate climates provide clear differentiation between the different seasons. There are rare or endangered species of wildlife on the island. Among these are the land-locked salmon, Taiwan serow, Formosan rock monkey, Formosan black bear, blue magpie, Mikado pheasant, and Hsuehshan grass lizard.
The Government has established 9 national parks and 13 national scenic areas to preserve the island’s best natural ecological environment and cultural sites. There are various ways to discover the beauty of Taiwan Island. For example, trekking in the magnificence of the cliffs at Taroko Gorge; taking a ride on the Alishan Forest Railway and experiencing the breathtaking sunrise and sea of clouds; hiking up to the summit of Northeast Asia’s highest peak, Yu Mountain (Yushan). You can also soak up the sun in Kending (Kenting), Asia’s version of Hawaii; stand at the edge of Sun Moon Lake; wander through the East Rift Valley; or visit the offshore islands of Kinmen and Penghu. It’s fun in capital letters as well as an awesome journey of natural discovery!
36 197 square kilometers
Subtropical (mean temperature 18 °C in winter, 28 °C in summer)
Check the current conditions and latest weather forecast at the Central Weather Bureau.
23,55 million (April 2017)
More than 95 per cent Han Chinese (including Holo, Hakka and other groups originating in mainland China); 2 per cent indigenous Austronesia peoples; 2 per cent immigrant residents, primarily from mainland China and Southeast Asia
New Taiwan Dollar (NT$ or TWD)
For more information please visit the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
US$ 528,55 billion (2016)
Buddhism, Taoism, I-Kuan Tao, Chinese folk religion, Christianity, Islam
UTC +8 hours
Taiwan uses electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles, appliances from Europe, Australia or South-East Asia will need an adaptor or transformer.
Traveling around Taipei
The standard yellow cabs scour roads looking for potential riders. It is possible but generally unnecessary to phone for a taxi. To hail one, simply place your hand in front of you parallel to the ground. Not all drivers can converse in English or read westernized addresses. Have the hotel desk or a Taiwanese associate write out your destination in Chinese, and also take a business card from the hotel. Show the driver the Taiwanese writing of where you are going. Taxis are visibly metered, and cab drivers are strictly forbidden from taking tips. A maximum of four people can ride in one cab, and for the price of one.
Taipei has a local bus service, route maps are almost entirely in Chinese, though the destinations indicated on the front of buses are in English. If you’re staying at a hotel, have the clerk suggest some routes for you, and circle your destination on the map. Show this to the bus driver, and he/she will hopefully remember to tell you when to get off.
Uber launched its private driver service in Taipei, offering quality, safety and convenient service at an affordable price.
In the hope of elevating life and culture in the city and in response to a global trend of energy conservation and carbon mitigation, the Taipei City Government, in collaboration with Giant Taiwan, initiated the Taipei Bike Sharing System Service Plan, also known as “YouBike”.