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.
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.
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ARTS & CULTURE 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
COMMUNITY 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
CORPORATE OFFICES 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
GOVERNMENT OFFICES 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
RECREATION 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
SHOPPING 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
TRANSPORTATION 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