What is the Taipei MRT?
As the largest metro subway system in Taiwan, the Taipei MRT serves about 2 million riders daily. It is fast, convenient, and, most importantly, CLEAN! The subway system is very easy to navigate, and is both bilingual in Chinese and English (including the Chinese languages of Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien, and Hakka). Transfers between lines are relatively close to each other, and the stations serve most areas of Taipei.
Gettting Around Taiwan
What is the Taipei MRT?
The New Taiwan dollar is the official currency of Taiwan (Republic of China). The currency code is TWD and is commonly abbreviated as NT$ or simply $ in front of the amount, or a Chinese character 元 (pronounced yuán) following the amount.
For example, prices could either be displayed as: "NT$30" or "30元".
Current exchange rates are listed below.
The official name of the New Taiwan dollar in Chinese is 新台幣 (新台币 in simplified Chinese), pronounced Xīntáibì.
What is the Taipei Bus?
Taiwan's public transit system is extremely well developed, especially in Taipei where it covers practically every possible destination with relatively few transfers. Along with the Taipei MRT, the bus system accepts the EasyCard and provides an excellent, convenient way to get around the city.
The modern Republic of China is primarily located on Taiwan, or Ilha Formosa, located around 300 kilometres southeast off the coast of mainland China's Fujian Province. Besides Taiwan, the ROC also includes Kinmen (Quemoy), Matsu, the Penghu archipelago (also known as the Pescadores), and various disputed territories in the South China Sea.
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Located less than 10km away from the Chinese mainland, transiting through Kinmen Island is a more affordable option than flying. Known in Chinese as 小三通 (Three Links, as it was the first and primary connection between the PRC and ROC with regards to industry, commerce, and trade), the border area between Xiamen and Kinmen is bustling and now more busy than ever.
Taiwan's phone number country code is +886, with + representing international dialling code, which in Taiwan is 00. The + symbol can be found by holding tap down on 0 and should be used for a better connection.
For example, calls to Singapore are either +65 or 0065, Hong Kong +852 or 00852, Philippines +63 or 0063, etc.