Travel in Taiwan
|Population||23 040 040 inhabitants|
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Taiwan: When to go
Further information for trip
|Currency||:||Taiwan dollar (TWD)|
|Language (s)||:||Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, Hakka dialects.|
|Formalities||:||No visa for a stay of less than 30 days, but it is necessary to justify a return plane ticket or ticket of continuation.For the stay of more than 30 days the visa is required to enter, you need to go to the Embassy to get it. Visa for 60 days for €36 and delays in obtaining 3 to 4 days.|
|Vaccines||:||No vaccine is mandatory except for yellow fever for travellers arriving from countries at risk.However, make sure you are up-to-date in your vaccines.|
History - geography - weather - climate - tourism
The island of Taiwan itself (including some small neighbouring islands geographically associated with it) has an area of 36 008 km2. It is in its longest 394 km and its greatest width 144 km. The island of Taiwan is located southeast of China and is separated from it by the Taiwan Strait or Taiwan Strait which in the shorter between Taiwan and mainland China is 150 km wide.
The island of Taiwan part of the ring of fire of the Pacific and is in direct extension of the Japan; It is therefore also subject to earthquakes.
The island is mainly covered with mountains, but the western part is flat in the centre and South. The highest peak is the mountain Yu Shan (玉山 Yushān(, mountain of Jade) which culminates in 3 952 metres.
The climate of Taiwan is a tropical climate to the South and a humid subtropical climate to the North, typhoons hit Taiwan from spring until autumn. Rains are frequent but concentrated mostly in summer.