Useful Info
Time
Taiwan Standard Time is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).

Climate
Monthly Temperature Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High 64 64 68 77 81 86 90 90 86 81 73 66
18 18 20 25 27 30 32 32 30 27 23 19
Average Low 55 55 59 64 72 75 77 79 75 70 64 57
13 13 15 18 22 24 25 26 24 21 18 14

Taiwanese Currencies

Bills
NT$1,000
Yi Chian Yuan
NT$500
Wu Bai Yuan
NT$100
Yi Bai Yuan

Coins
NT$50
Wu Shi Yuan
NT$10
Shi Yuan
NT$5
Wu Yuan
NT$1
Yi Yuan

Credit Cards and Banks
Major credit cards (Visa, Master, JCB, AMEX) are widely accepted, and traveler’s checks may be accepted by tourist-oriented shops and at most international tourist hotels and banks.  Banks open whole day from 09:00 to 15:30, Monday to Friday and closed at weekend and public holidays.

Electricity
Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Visitors with appliances of different voltages are highly advised to bring an adapter.
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Dialing Code
International Regional Code: +886 2 (Taipei)

Service Charge & Tipping
Tipping is not customary in most of places in Taiwan but consumer taxes are included in the tag price. There will be 10% or 15% extra charge of tax or service fee in all four-, five-star hotels and restaurants.

Travel in Taiwan
A wide range of tours based on different themes are available at Taiwan Tourism Bureau website: http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/m1.aspx?sNO=0000210

Have Fun in Taiwan – Here Comes Our Suggestions!
Despite its small territory, Taiwan has a way more lot to offer - breathtaking scenery, multicultural architectures and delicious food in night markets. Taiwan caters all kinds of travelers, whether a 1-day, a 2-day even a weeklong trip can definitely do. If you’re considering taking a trip in Taiwan before or after the conference, following are some of our suggestions:

Eastern
without much technology distractions, you can always enjoy tranquility from the natural surroundings and the magnificence of traditional arts.
Western
In the western of Taiwan, you can find identically different features of each county based on their geographic location and history.

Northern
Through convenient and rapid public transportation, you can opt for a one-day tour.
Must-see: Yehliu Geopark, Keelung, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Lungshan Temple, Tamsui, Beitou, etc.