Quick facts

Capital: Taipei – where night markets 

Transport: Trains are very efficient and there are also many bus links. Bus can be sparse in rural area. When in Taipei, a must have is Easy Card to get around.

Currency: New Taiwanese Dollar (NTW). 4 NTW = 1 HKD, 125 NTW ~ 4 USD

Sim card: 

Handy apps: Google Translate is your friend as more places than expected won’t have English. Google Map works quite well in Taiwan as well but you likely need to use local website to check regional transport time table

Language: Taiwan speaks Mandarin but uses traditional Chinese characters (like HK and Macau). Knowing some Mandarin can really help

Taipei City

What to do

What to do