Taiwan's international air routes are served by 75 airlines that fly to 89 major cities throughout the world. Three carriers operate domestic routes that reach to all of the island's main cities and offshore islands. There are two international airports in Taiwan: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in Taoyuan and Hsiao-Kang Airport in Kaohsiung. Direct flights between Taiwan and other countries provide convenient services.
Kaohsiung Rapid Transit System (KRTS)
The mass rapid transit system (MRT) operates in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung, the three biggest cities in Taiwan. Kaohsiung has two routes. The KRTS runs from 06:00 to 24:00. Automatic ticket machines can be found in MRT stations. "single-journey Tickey" prices range from NT$20 to NT$65 depending on travel distance.
Major cities have an abundance of taxis. Charges are NT$70 for the first 1.25km and NT$5 for each additional 200 meters. An additional NT$5 is charged for every two minutes of waiting, and a 20% surcharge is added to fares between 23:00 and 06:00.
Taiwan High Speed Railway
The THSR goes through 11 main cities along the western part of Taiwan at the moment.
Taiwan enjoys warm weather all year round. The biggest fluctuations in weather conditions are during spring and winter, During summer and autumn the weather is relatively stable. The annual average temperature in Taiwan is a comfortable 22 degrees Celsius with the lowest temperatures ranging from 12 to 17 degrees Celsius.
Taiwan's unit of currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$), which has five denominations in paper money and five in coins. Paper money comes in NT$2000, NT$1000, NT$500, NT$200, and NT$100 denominations. Coins come in NT$50, NT$20, NT$10, NT$5 and NT$1 denominations.
Taiwan uses electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles, appliances from Europe, Australia or South-East Asia will need an adaptor or transformer. Many buildings have sockets with 220 volts especially for the use of air conditioners.
Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).