W Taipei

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10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5, Xinyi District, Taipei, 110, Taiwan   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: +886 2 7703 8888  



W Taipei - exterior

W Taipei - exterior

Meaning " Northern Taiwan", Taipei is the largest city in Taiwan. It is situated in the Taipei Basin, surrounded by mountain. Founded in the early part of the 18th century, Taipei became an important centre for overseas trade in the 19th century. Today, this modern metropolis is home to the world's second tallest building, myriad ornate temples and the world's largest collection of Chinese art.

Taiwan is located in a subtropical climate zone, surrounded by oceans. Taipei enjoys warm yet humid weather all year round. Winters are slightly cooler; summers tend to be hotter with heavier rainfall.

Taiwan has one of the largest foreign exchange reserves and one of the highest standards of living. One of Taipei’s pillar industry sectors is high technology and its components. Textile and apparel factories comprise an important part of Taipei’s economy. Electric machinery and equipment, electronic products and components, printed materials and precision equipment are other important industries. Commerce, transportation and banking, have also become increasingly important.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) is about 40 kilometers, or 50 minutes by car, from downtown Taipei. It is a hub for China Airlines and EVA Air. Other international airlines include: Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways International and Cathay Pacific. Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA) serves domestic and chartered flights, mostly to mainland China and will also include regional countries such as Korea and Japan. 

Visa Requirements: Foreign nationals for 38 countries are eligible for visa-exempt entry into Taiwan. However, passports should be valid for at least six months after entry. Citizens of other countries must apply for a visa prior to entering Taiwan. For more information, please refer to the rules and regulations of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of the Republic of China (Taiwan) online or contact your local Taiwan Embassy.

Metro: The Taipei MRT metro system is the easiest and fastest way to get around the city, with signs and announcements in both Mandarin and English.

Taxi: Easy to spot, the yellow taxis are ubiquitous in Taipei. Metered, you can catch one either at a taxi stand or hail one on the street. A red light in the windscreen indicates the taxi is available.

Limousine Service: Private car service can be arranged through the hotel concierge. Contact +886 2 7703 8888 or email w.taipei@whotels.com or Book online.

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National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall 1.5 km/0.9 miles
National Museum of History 5.0 km/3.1 miles
Taipei Fine Arts Museum 7.0 km/4.3 miles
The National Palace Museum 10.0 km/6.2 miles

Taipei City Fire Department 0.5 km/0.3 miles
Cathay General Hospital 1.3 km/0.8 miles
Taipei International Convention Center 1.4 km/0.9 miles
Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall 5.9 km/3.7 miles

Qualcomm 0.0 km/0.0 miles
Citibank 0.1 km/0.1 miles
Unilever 0.3 km/0.2 miles
UBS 0.4 km/0.3 miles
Motorola 0.4 km/0.3 miles
Chinatrust Commercial Bank Limited 0.4 km/0.3 miles
Microsoft 0.5 km/0.3 miles
Barclays Bank 0.6 km/0.4 miles
Bank of America 0.8 km/0.5 miles
Nissan 0.8 km/0.5 miles
McKinsey & Co. 0.8 km/0.5 miles
ABN Amro Bank 0.8 km/0.5 miles
KPMG 0.8 km/0.5 miles
Taipei 101 0.8 km/0.5 miles
Samsung 1.0 km/0.6 miles
HSBC 1.0 km/0.6 miles
Taiwan Design Centre 1.1 km/0.7 miles
World Trade Centre 1.2 km/0.8 miles
Hewlett Packard 5.5 km/3.4 miles

Australian Office Taipei 0.2 km/0.1 miles
British Trade and Cultural Office 0.2 km/0.1 miles
Hong Kong Economic Trade and Cultural Office 0.2 km/0.1 miles
New Zealand Trade Development Centre 0.5 km/0.3 miles
Canadian Trade Office in Taipei 0.5 km/0.3 miles
European Economic and Trade Office 1.0 km/0.6 miles
India-Taipei Association 1.0 km/0.6 miles
Mexican Trade Services 1.0 km/0.6 miles
German Trade Office 1.0 km/0.6 miles
Argentina Trade and Cultural Office 1.0 km/0.6 miles
Korean Mission in Taipei 1.0 km/0.6 miles
City Hall 3.5 km/2.2 miles
American Institute In Taiwan 4.0 km/2.5 miles
Dutch Embassy 7.7 km/4.8 miles

National Theater and Concert Hall 3.5 km/2.2 miles
Taipei Zoo 4.5 km/2.8 miles
Beitou Hot Spring 18.0 km/11.2 miles
Yangmingshan National Park 20.0 km/12.4 miles
National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall 3.5 km/2.2 miles

Uni-Ustyle Department Store 0.0 km/0.0 miles
Eslite Bookstore 0.1 km/0.0 miles
Mitsukoshi Department Store 0.5 km/0.3 miles
SoGo Department Store 2.5 km/1.5 miles
Breeze Center 2.5 km/1.5 miles

Taipei City Hall Bus Station 0.0 km/0.0 miles
Taipei City Hall MRT Station 0.0 km/0.0 miles
YouBike Rental 0.2 km/0.1 miles
Taipei Main Station 5.1 km/3.2 miles

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