About Taipei

Let's have a look around into background of Taipei

County: Taipei County
State: Taiwan
Country: Republic Of China
Latitude: 25.0391667
Longitude: 121.525
Time zone: Taiwan Time Zone
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +8 hours

Weather in Taipei

Climate: Monsoon-influenced Humid Subtropical Climate
Best Time to Visit: September to November


It is officially known as Taipei City, is the capital city and a special municipality of Taiwan. The city proper is home to an estimated population of 2,704,810 (2015 Census).

Distance from Taipei center to Airport

The nearest major airport is Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA / RCSS).Another major airport is Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE / RCTP).
Driving Distance: 3 miles / 5 km
Driving Time: 8 Minutes
Languages: Standard Mandarin followed by Taiwanese and Hoklo.

Modes of transport

Airport:  Taipei Songshan Airport 
Rail:  Taipei Railway Underground Project and Taiwan High Speed Rail .
Road: Bus: City Bus System.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars: 
Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
For Hotels:
Room Service: NT$ 30 - NT$ 60
Housekeeper: NT$ 30 - NT$ 60
Concierge: 5 - 10 % of the tour cost
Valet Parking: 
Parking or Returning Car: NT$ 30 - NT$ 60

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Beitou,
  • Jiufen,
  • Jinguashi

Emergency Contact Numbers in Taipei city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 110/119
Railroad:  886-2-2381-5226­ (Taiwan Railways Administration.MOTC)
Airport: +886 2 8770 3460 (Taipei Songshan Airport)
Hospital: +886 2 2543 3535 (Mackay Memorial Hospital)


Lantern Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival
International Trade Fairs

Tourist Attractions

The Memorial of Chiang Kai-Shek
Taipei 101 Light Shows

Theatre & Concerts

National Concert Hall 
National Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in Taipei

Yen Chinese Restaurant
The Kitchen Table
No 168 Prime Steakhouse

Top Shopping Centers in Taipei

Shilin Night Market
Wu Fen Pu
Xi Men Ding

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

National Palace Museum
Angel Art Gallery
Lin Family Mansion and Garden

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

Braised Pork Rice – Jin Feng Lu Rou Fan
Beef Noodle – Lin Dong Fang
Oyster Omelet – Lai's Egg Oyster Omele

Sports Club

Tatung F.C. – Football
Taiwan Power Company F.C. – Football
Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL)– Baseball

Shelling Out Dollars

Imported beer: NT$ 60.00
Taxi: NT$ 70.00 (base price)
3 BHK (Downtown): NT$ 38,125.42
Cheap meal: NT$ 120.00
Gasoline: NT$ 26.76 / litre
3 course meal: NT$ 800.00