About Taipei

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Introduction

Tamsui District, also known as Danshui, is a sea-side district in New Taipei City in northern Taiwan. It is named after the Tamsui River; the name means "fresh water". The town is popular as a site for viewing the sun setting into the Taiwan Strait. Though modest in size (population 130,105), the district is home to three universities (Aletheia University, Tamkang University, and St. John's University) and has a large role in Taiwanese culture. Because of its proximity to mainland China, as well as its location in a natural harbor, Tamsui quickly became a major fishing and trade port. Now, it is not a functional port anymore due to Tamshui River Deposition, and following the completion of the Taipei Metro's Tamsui Line in 1997, the town experienced a sharp increase in tourist traffic, reflected in the completion of several riverside parks, the growth of open-air markets specializing in traditional handicrafts and street-stall snacks, the construction of a fisherman's wharf, and the increase in passenger ferries traversing across and along the river.

 

Weather

Tamsui enjoys a subtropical climate with warm weather all year round. Taipei is extremely suitable for traveling, as the annual average temperature is a comfortable 22 degrees

Celsius with lowest temperatures ranging from 12 to 17 degrees Celsius (54-63 Fahrenheit). It will be around 18 degree Celsius in November. 

 

Gourmet Paradise

A place where the smell of food emanates from every street corner, and the food here is excellent. From international cuisines to local dishes, the menus will have you coming back for more. In the city itself, there are many popular international eateries featuring Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian and Western cuisine with good service and moderate prices.

 

 


Taipei City Transportation

Taxi

Taipei has a huge fleet of taxis. Charges are NT$70 (approx. US$2.1) for the first 1.25km and NT$5 (approx. US$0.15) for each additional 300 meters. An additional NT$5 is charged for every two minutes of waiting, and a surcharge NT$20 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.

 

Mass Rapid Transit System (MRT)

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. 


Website: http://english.metro.taipei/