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About Taiwan

Location
Taiwan lies off the southeastern coast of mainland Asia, across the Taiwan Strait from China - an island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. Many airlines fly to Taiwan, making it the perfect travel destination. Taipei is Taiwan's largest city as well as its economic, political, and cultural center. It is a modern cosmopolitan metropolis with a lively and diversified face, filled with exuberance.

Time zone
Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Dialing Code
International Regional Code: +886 2 (Taipei)

Currency
The monetary unit is the New Taiwan Dollar (NTD). The exchange rate is approximately NTD 30 to USD 1 (as of November 2016). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the airport, government-designated banks and hotels.

Credit Card
Major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, and JCB are accepted and traveler's checks may be cashed at foreign-exchange banks, some tourist-oriented businesses, and (by room guests) most international tourist hotels.

Electric current
Voltage of the alternating current comprises 110V with 60 Hz frequency. 
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Climate
At the time of the Conference, Taipe City's average temperature is a comfortable 25°C (77 °F), ranging from a low of 22°C (72°F) to a high of 29°C (84°F)

Tipping
Tipping generally isn’t very common in Taiwan, although it is appreciated. Most restaurants add a 10% service charge.

Water
Drinking water served at hotels and restaurants is distilled or boiled. Tap water is suggested to be boiled before drinking.

Travel in Taiwan
In spite of being a small island, Taiwan has a special geologic structure that has created an endless variety of prodigious scenery.
For further information, please visit "The Heart of Asia, Taiwan"

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