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Taiwan Expat Guides

Time Zone: UTC+8 (13 hours ahead of New York)

Currency: New Taiwan Dollar (NT$ or TWD)

Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka, and Formosan languages

Power Sockets: type A and B

Best Month to Visit: February–April

Capital City: Taipei City

International Dialing Code: +886

Traffic Direction: right side of the road

Important Phone Numbers

Taiwan Packing List

Explore this list of things to pack when traveling or moving to Taiwan. Don’t forget any of these items!

Taiwan History Timeline

Dive into Taiwan’s history and find major events that happened to the country over the years. Learn how Taiwan became what it is today.

How to Get Internet in Taiwan

Read through this guide to learn how to connect to broadband internet in Taiwan. Also find alternatives to connecting to the internet publicly while in Taiwan.

9 Taiwan Lunar New Year Traditions

Keep reading to find traditions Taiwanese usually have during the Chinese New Festival. Also learn more about what the Spring Festival is.

Taiwan Receipt Lottery

Find the current winning numbers for Taiwan’s receipt lottery. Also learn how it works, where to claim winnings, and more.