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About Taipei

* TRAVEL TO TAIPEI

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The Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is about 60 minutes drive from Taipei city center. Taxi fare from CKS direct to National Yang-Ming University is about NT$1,500 (US$45). Transportation within Taipei city is best by a combination of Taxi and the Mass Rapid Transit system (MRT). The nearest MRT station is Shipai Station from where either a Taxi (about NT$100) or frequent shuttle bus (free with a valid pass or NT$15) will take you to National Yang-Ming University in about 5 min.

 

*ABOUT TAIPEI

The city is situated in a basin in northern Taiwan that was inhabited by aboriginal peoples until settlers from China moved into the area about 300 years ago. Eastern Taipei was largely underused fields until the nineteen-seventies, when the city began to develop the area as a financial and commercial district. Here, the modern face of Taipei shines through, with its glass and steel skyscrapers, wide boulevards, and the world's tallest building, Taipei 101. Taipei also boasts dozens of world-class performance venues, where you can enjoy world-class theater and concert events. The city also offers a wide range of other diversions -- shopping malls, nightclubs, live-music bars, quality hotels, and exotic restaurants.MRT (Taipei)

 

*MRT (MASS RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM)

The MRT currently has five lines in operation. Tickets can be purchased at automatic-ticket machines in all MRT stations. A "Single-journey Ticket" costs between NT$20 to NT$65 depends on distance. A NT$150 "One-day Pass" purchased from a service booth will allow unlimited travel among all MRT lines within one day. The MRT runs from 6 am to 12 midnight seven days a week. Smoking, eating, drinking or gum chewing are strictly prohibited on all MRT trains. In addition, the use of cellular phones is prohibited in the first and the last car of each train.

 

*TAXI

Taipei has a huge fleet of taxis. Charges are NT$70 for the first 1.5km and NT$5 for each additional 300 meters. An additional NT$5 is charged for every two minutes of waiting, and a 20% surcharge is added to fares between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. All fares appear on the meter, except for a NT$10 charge for cabs dispatched by phone and for each piece of luggage placed in taxi trunk. Tips are not required.

 

*VISAS

Tourist visas may be valid for stays from two weeks to 60 days. 30days visa-free privileges are afforded to citizens of the United States, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Costa Rita, Italy, and Greece. For scientists carrying People's Republic of China passports, special entry approval is required. Minimum time for process is 4 months.

 

*LETTER OF INVITATION

Formal letters of invitation can be sent by the Symposium Committee upon written request.

 

*CLIMATE

The climate in Taiwan is generally subtropical. In September, daytime temperature is expected to be above 25 degree C. Sweaters and coats are therefore not necessary in general.

 

*CURRENCY

The unit of currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). The exchange rate is around NT$35 to US$1. Foreign currencies are best exchanged at the CKS on arrival. Major credit cards are accepted.

 

*ELECTRICITY

Electricity current in Taiwan is 110 volts AC, 60 Hz.

 

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