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Northern Taiwan has a subtropical climate. Daytime temperatures in Taipei in April hover around 27°C (80°F), dropping to approximately 23°C (73°F) in the evening. Participants are advised to bring light clothing and basic rainwear.


The official currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NTD), available in the following denominations:

  • (coins) $1, $5, $10, $50;
  • (notes) $100, $200, $500, $1000
  • Shops in Taiwan do not accept traveler’s checks, so visitors holding traveler’s checks should have them converted into New Taiwan Dollars at a bank.   
Power Plug and Socket

The common power plug and socket in Taiwan is type A. The standard voltage is 110 V, and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

Time Difference

Taipei is 8 hours ahead of GMT.