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Taiwan was called "Ilha Formosa" by Portuguese mariners in the 16th century. Taiwan is a natural gateway for travelers to and within Asia. Although Taiwan is a small island, its surface geology takes on a variety of formations, cultivating an abundance of peculiar landscapes and ecosystems. Coupled with its diverse cultural relics, theme parks, and beaches, Taiwan is overflowing with attractions for the tourist. To know more about Taiwan, please visit the website of Tourism Bureau of the Republic of China.
Chiayi, located in the southwestern Taiwan, has majestic scenery of mountains, plains and oceans. It’s the place with rich cultural heritage. Unique historic landmarks, authentic traditional dishes, and interesting scenic spots give Chiayi its personality and sensual charms.
Taiwan Standard Time is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).
The official language of Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese.
Taiwan enjoys warm weather all year round. Weather conditions fluctuate during spring and winter, while in summer and autumn the weather is relatively stable. The average temperature during June and July is 28 degrees Celsius.
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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.
The Republic of China'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. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at government-designated banks and hotels.