General Information

The Republic of China (Taiwan) was founded in 1912, making it the first democratic republic in Asia. In 1949, the government moved to Taiwan and maintained jurisdiction over an area encompassing the islands of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, Dongsha, Zhongsha, and Nansha.

  • Area : 36,000 square kilometers
  • Population : 23 million
  • Language : Mandarin / Taiwanese / Hakka / Indigenous Languages
  • Religion : Buddhism / Taoism / Christianity / Islam


Taiwan’s total land area is about 36,000 square kilometers (14,400 square miles). It is shaped like a leaf that is narrow at both ends. It lies off the southeastern coast of mainland Asia, across the Taiwan Strait from China – an island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. To the north is Japan; to the south is the Philippines. Many airlines fly to Taiwan, making it the perfect travel destination.

Taiwan lies on the western edge of the Pacific “rim of fire,” and continuous tectonic movements have created majestic peaks, rolling hills and plains, basins, coastlines, and other natural landscapes. Taiwan’s tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate climates provide clear differentiation between the different seasons. There are rare or endangered species of wildlife on the island. Among these are the land-locked salmon, Taiwan serow, Formosan rock monkey, Formosan black bear, blue magpie, Mikado pheasant, and Hsuehshan grass lizard.

Source: Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Time Zone

    Taiwan Standard Time is GMT plus 8 hours.


Taiwan enjoys warm weather all year round. Weather conditions fluctuate during spring and winter, while in summer and autumn the weather is relatively stable. Taiwan is extremely suitable for traveling, as the annual average temperature is a comfortable 22 degrees Celsius with the lowest temperatures on the lowlands generally ranging from 12 to 17 degrees Celsius (54-63 Fahrenheit). Therefore, with the exception of a few mountain areas where some traces of snow can be found during winter, no snow can be seen in Taiwan. During raining season (March to May), continuously drizzling rain will sometimes fall on Taiwan. When visiting Taiwan during this period, remember to carry an umbrella at all time. Although it might seem romantic to have a stroll in the rain, it is no fun to travel when you’re soaking wet. During the summer time (June to August), typhoons sometimes approach or hit the country.
We suggest you keep an eye on weather reports, because weather conditions are often severe and unpredictable when typhoons hit Taiwan. In addition, the roaring waves along the coast are not to be regarded as one of Taiwan’s tourist scenes. During the autumn (September to November), you can wholeheartedly enjoy the cool and comforting weather, while Taiwan’s relatively warm and short winters (December to February) are the time for you to appreciate the beautifully colored maple trees. The cold fronts that reach Taiwan sporadically are greatly favored by the island’s hot-spring lovers. In short, Taiwan, where it always seems to be spring, is your perfect travel destination!

(Information revised from Tourism Bureau, Taiwan)


The Taiwan government has established 9 national parks and 13 national scenic areas to preserve Taiwan’s best natural ecological environment and cultural sites. There are various ways to discover the beauty of Taiwan. For example, trekking in the magnificence of the cliffs at Taroko Gorge; taking a ride on the Alishan Forest Railway and experiencing the breathtaking sunrise and sea of clouds; hiking up to the summit of Northeast Asia’s highest peak, Yu Mountain (Yushan). You can also soak up the sun in Kending (Kenting), Asia’s version of Hawaii; stand at the edge of Sun Moon Lake; wander through the East Rift Valley; or visit the offshore islands of Kinmen and Penghu. It’s fun in capital letters as well as an awesome journey of natural discovery!

(Information revised from Tourism Bureau, Taiwan)

Hotel Information

No. Hotel Star Distances to Taiwan-Tech Special Price
1 The Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei ★★★★★ 3.0 km  Click
2 Dandy Hotel Daan Branch ★★★★ 3.1 km
3 Brother Hotel ★★★★ 4.5 km
4 Park Taipei Hotel ★★★★ 2.6 km
5 MADISON TAIPEI ★★★★ 2.7 km
6 Home Hotel-DA-AN ★★★★ 3.0 km
7 Royal Palace Hotel ★★★★ 3.5 km
8 Taipei Fullerton Hotel-South ★★★★ 2.2 km
9 Vendome Hotel ★★★ 3.9 km
10 Ark Hotel ★★★ 3.0 km
11 Forward Hotel Taipei ★★★ 5.0 km
12 Dolamanco Hotel ★★★ 2.8 km
13 Rose Boutique Hotel ★★★ 3.6 km
14 K-Hotel Dunnan ★★★ 1.2 km Click
15 Just Sleep @ NTU ★★★ 0.65 km Click
16 KDM Hotel ★★★ 3.9 km
17 FU-HAU HOTEL ★★★ 2.4 km
18 Hotel 73 ★★★ 3.5 km
19 Rido Hotel ★★★ 3.0 km
20 Li Yuan Hotel ★★★ 1.9 km Click