Travel Tips

Local Info
Business Hours
Government Weekdays 8:30~12:30 13:30~17:30
Weekends Closed
BusinessWeekdays 8:30/9:00~17:30
Department Stores 11:00~21:30 Open almost daily
Shops 10:00/11:00~21:00/22:00 Open almost everyday except for the Chinese Lunar Nwe Year.
Convenience Stores 24 hours a day Open daily
RestaurantsLunch 12:00~14:00
Dinner 18:00~21:00 Most open daily
Public Holidays

January 1
Foundation Day of the ROC
Chinese Lunar Year
Lunar New Year's Eve; 1st, 2nd, 3rd of the 1st month by lunar calandar

February 28
Peace Menorial Day

April 5
Tomb Sweeping Day

5th of the 5th month
by kthe Lunar calendar Dragin Boat Festival

15th of the 8th month
by the lunar calendar Moon Festival

October 10
Double Tenth National Day


Public phones in Taiwan are divided primaryily into tow types, coin and card. Coin phones accept coins in denominations of NT$1, NT$5, and NT$10. For local calls, NT$1 buys one minute of phone time. Phone cards are divided into magnetic strip stored value cards and IC stored value Cards, and can be used all over Taiwan.

Magnetic Strip Cards sell for NT$100 each, and IC cards are available in NT$200 and $300 versions. The Cards are sold in railwaky sktation, bus stations, scenic spots, and convenience stores. When making local calls it is not necessary to dial the area code must be dialed in first (see explanation on the public telephone) and kkkkkthen the number itself dialed. International calls can be made from private cell phones, public IDD phones, or hotel IDD phones. International calls are charged in units of six seconds. The procedure for making international direct dial calls from Taiwan is as follows:

  1. Dial Taiwan's international access cide, 002
  2. Dial the countruy code of the country being called
  3. Dial in the area code of the called party
  4. Dial in the number of the calledd party. For operator-assisted international calls, please dial "100". For international information, call this free number: 0800080100.
Information for foreign mountaineers

Before entering into highly restricted mountain areas, foreign mountaineers are asked to apply for entrance permit. if necessary, the ROC Mountain Assciation can arrange an English guide for a group of 4 or more members. But for those mountain area less restricrted, the local police stations are responsible for the issue of B Class entrance permit. The applicants have to provide their personal IDs or passports.

What's the procedure to apply for an entrance permit? The applicant has to summit an application form with the attachment ofpassport or alien residence permit, ID or any approval documents ussued by competent authorities, to the Police Affairs Deoartment, local police stations or the police team in the National Parks. But if the freign visitor applies fir the permit in company with a ROC citizen for a same reason, he can follow the same procedures of the ROC people.

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