Practical Information in Taiwan

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Currency

The local currency is the Taiwan Dollar (TWD)

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Telecommunications

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International Telephone Calls: The standard way to make a direct international calls is Dial 002 + country code + district code + phone number. For operator-assisted international calls, please dial 100. Direct dialing is available from those public phones with a yellow label attached. Domestic Long Distance Calls: These may be made on private phones or all public phones directly. Calls made in different area code are charged as long-distance calls. Local telephone calls: The rate is NT$1 for one minute. Calls are automatically cut off after 2 minutes. The area more..

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Currency

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The Republic of China's unit of currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$), which has five denominations in paper money and four in coins. Bank notes comes in NT$2000, NT$1000, NT$500, NT$200 and NT$100 denominations. Coins come in NT$50, NT$10, NT$5 and NT$1 denominations. For current exchange rates, use the Currency Converter at http://www.xe.net/ucc

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at airports, government-designated banks and hotels.

Major credit cards are widely accepted. Traveller's cheques may be cashed at foreign-exchange banks, some more..

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Post Office

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The rate for domestic express letters are NT$5, and NT$12for prompt delivery. There is also a domestic super-express mail, which is expensive, but your letter is guaranteed to be delivered anywhere in just a few hours. International express mail service is available. The rate for international postcard (to Europe) is NT$14-15.

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Cheap Hotel Rates in Taiwan

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Electricity and water

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Taiwan uses electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings have sockets with 220 volts especially for the use of air conditioners.

Tap water is drinkable, but drinking unboiled water is not recommended. Most hotels provide boiled drinking water. Bottled water is easily available at convenience stores and supermarkets.

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Tipping

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A 10% service charge is automatically added to room rates and meals in some restaurants. Other tipping is optional and unexpected by the waiters and waitresses, so expect a puzzled look.

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