Taipei overview

Taipei (/ˌtaɪˈpeɪ/),[4] officially known as Taipei City, is the capital[a] and a special municipality of Taiwan (officially known as the Republic of China, "ROC"). Sitting at the northern tip of the island, Taipei City is an enclave of the municipality of New Taipei City that sits about 25 km (16 mi) southwest of the northern port city Keelung. Most of the city is located in the Taipei Basin, an ancient lakebed. The basin is bounded by the relatively narrow valleys of the Keelung and Xindian rivers, which join to form the Tamsui River along the city's western border.[5]

The city proper is home to an estimated population of 2,704,810 (2015),[6] forming the core part of the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area, which includes the nearby cities of New Taipei and Keelung with a population of 7,047,559,[6][7] the 40th most-populous urban area in the world—roughly one-third of Taiwanese citizens live in the metro district. The name "Taipei" can refer either to the whole metropolitan area or the city proper.

Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan and one of the major hubs in East Asia. Considered to be a global city,[8] Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area.[9] Railways, high-speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island. The city is served by two airports – Taipei Songshan and Taiwan Taoyuan. Taipei is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks, which include Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Hsing Tian Kong, Lungshan Temple of Manka, National Palace Museum, Presidential Office Building, Taipei Guest House, Ximending, and several night markets dispersed throughout the city. Natural features such as Maokong, Yangmingshan, and hot springs are also well known to international visitors.

In English-language news reports the name Taipei often serves as a synecdoche referring to Taiwan's national government. Due to the ambiguous political status of Taiwan internationally, the term Chinese Taipei is also sometimes pressed into service as a synonym for the entire country, as when Taiwan's government representatives participate in international organizations or Taiwan's athletes participate in international sporting events.

Best TWD exchange rates at Bank of Taiwan in Taipei

Exchange TWD Bank of Taiwan Buy Bank of Taiwan Sell
US Dollar 30.680 0.032
Hong Kong Dollar 3.815 0.248
British Pound 38.410 0.025
Australian Dollar 21.240 0.045
Canadian Dollar 23.070 0.042
Singapore Dollar 22.390 0.043
Swiss Franc 31.160 0.031
Japanese Yen 0.281 3.401
South African Rand
Swedish Krona 2.960 0.287
New Zealand Dollar 20.150 0.048
Thai Baht 0.889 0.929
Philippine Peso 0.532 1.505
Indonesian Rupiah 0.002 387.597
Euro 34.610 0.028
South Korean Won 0.025 34.400
Vietnamese Dong 0.001 684.932
Malaysian Ringgit 6.387 0.125
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 4.419 0.218
Bank of Taiwan
Bank of Taiwan
Taipei

The Bank of Taiwan (BOT) was established on May 20, 1946 as the first government-owned bank following the island's restoration to the Republic of China in 1945. During much of its operating history, it has been under the administration of the Taiwan Provincial Government. Following the phase out of the Taiwan Provincial Government on Dec. 21, 1998, the Bank was subsequently taken over by the central government of the Republic of China and placed under the administration of the Ministry of...

Bank of Taiwan Buy rate – this is the rate at which Bank of Taiwan buy foreign currency back from travellers to exchange into local currency. For example, if you were returning from America, we would exchange your dollars back into euros at the buy rate.

Bank of Taiwan Sell rate – this is the rate at which Bank of Taiwan sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency. For example, if you were heading to Canada, you would exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at the sell rate.

Best TWD exchange rates at HSBC in Taipei

Exchange TWD HSBC Buy HSBC Sell
US Dollar 30.785 0.032
Euro 34.931 0.028
British Pound 38.771 0.025
Australian Dollar 21.306 0.046
New Zealand Dollar
Hong Kong Dollar 3.854 0.243
Canadian Dollar
Singapore Dollar
Swiss Franc
Japanese Yen 0.285 3.373
Swedish Krona
South African Rand
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 4.393 0.216
HSBC
HSBC
Taipei

Established in Hong Kong and Shanghai in 1865, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the founding and a principal member of the HSBC Group which, with offices in 67 countries and territories is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. Its original Chinese nickname, “Wayfoong”, translates as ‘focus of wealth’ or ‘abundance of remittances’. HSBC's presence in Taiwan dates back to 1885 when The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited...

HSBC Buy rate – this is the rate at which HSBC buy foreign currency back from travellers to exchange into local currency. For example, if you were returning from America, we would exchange your dollars back into euros at the buy rate.

HSBC Sell rate – this is the rate at which HSBC sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency. For example, if you were heading to Canada, you would exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at the sell rate.

Best TWD exchange rates at DBS in Taipei

Exchange TWD DBS Buy DBS Sell
US Dollar 30.841 0.032
Hong Kong Dollar 3.932 0.248
British Pound
Australian Dollar
Canadian Dollar
Singapore Dollar 22.762 0.043
Swiss Franc
Japanese Yen 0.287 3.406
Thai Baht
New Zealand Dollar
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 4.422 0.217
Euro 34.860 0.028
Swedish Krona
DBS
DBS
Taipei

DBS Group Holdings Ltd is one of the largest financial services groups in Asia. Listed and headquartered in Singapore, DBS has operations in 18 markets with a network comprising more than 280 branches / outlets. The bank's strong capital position, as well as "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings that are among the highest in the Asia-Pacific region, earned it Global Finance's "Safest Bank in Asia" accolade for nine consecutive years, from 2009 to 2017. In 2016, DBS is also named the World’s Best...

DBS Buy rate – this is the rate at which DBS buy foreign currency back from travellers to exchange into local currency. For example, if you were returning from America, we would exchange your dollars back into euros at the buy rate.

DBS Sell rate – this is the rate at which DBS sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency. For example, if you were heading to Canada, you would exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at the sell rate.

Taipei news tweets

Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-06-25 00:19:58 UTC
RT @SJofficial: SUPER JUNIOR-D&E CONCERT [THE D&E] in TAIPEI #SuperJuniorDnE #TheDnE #Taipei #슈퍼주니어 #SUPERJUNIOR https://t.co/XZ0hlTelL0
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-06-25 00:20:23 UTC
RT @lazuline1015: 190623 The D&E in Taipei day2 watch out🎶 #SUPERJUNIOR #슈퍼주니어 #DNE #SuperJuniorDnE #THEDnE #Donghae #동해 #Eunhyuk… https://t.co/eK5EM9zDl6
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-06-25 00:20:41 UTC
RT @divinityfordh: /HQ/ 190622 the D&E in Taipei #DONGHAE #동해 #LEEDONGHAE #이동해 https://t.co/Rp5tObuocP
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-06-25 00:21:02 UTC
RT @Tang105: 201906 THE D&E CONCERT IN TAIPEI PART.1 #슈퍼주니어 #SUPERJUNIOR #Eunhyuk #은혁 #Donghae #동해 #SuperJuniorDnE https://t.co/Yqk9jGQbmP
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-06-25 00:21:23 UTC
RT @CUBECLC: [공지] 2019 CLC 1ST FANMEETING IN TAIPEI ✔DATE : 2019.07.14. (SUN) 5PM ✔VENUE : 大直 ATT SHOWBOX ✔TICKET :… https://t.co/uk8l0vxjZa
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-06-25 00:21:40 UTC
RT @ChocoLatte_2H: (Preview-cam) 190622~23 The D&E in Taipei 냥이~ 냐오옹~ 달님냥이~🐱 꿀이~ 꿀~꿀~달님꿀이~🐷 달님은..E.L.F랑 뿡뿡이 할 수 있지만.. 동해는..E.L F랑 뿡뿡이… https://t.co/X706iaXqdT
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-06-25 00:22:07 UTC
RT @dynamite_0404: 190622 The D&E in TAIPEI Preview :: 춤선의 어여쁨과 멋짐이 공존하는 Illusion🙊 무대 위의 달님을 보고있으면 아름답고 빛나는 믓찐 사람이란걸 다시금 느끼게 해주죠😭💕 최고의… https://t.co/EHExpFXZjl
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-06-25 00:22:16 UTC
RT @divinityfordh: /HQ/ 190622 the D&E in Taipei #DONGHAE #동해 #LEEDONGHAE #이동해 https://t.co/UWpQVXuH5o
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-06-25 00:22:17 UTC
RT @fanxhae: [Do Not Remove Logo] 190622 The D&E concert in Taipei Obsessed💕 #DnE #Donghae #Eunhyuk @donghae861015 @AllRiseSilver https://t.co/ET2o7Akvkj

Taipei news media

Taipei added 1 medium
2019-06-22T04:05:03+02:00
- 昨天才看到台北發佈的熱浪通報,還蠻慶幸自己這幾天是在東京度過的。第三次來到東京,雖然新鮮感少了許多,但也因如此,砍去了許多人擠人的熱門景點,才有時間探訪東京的 Hidden gems。 . #tokyo #photographer #alamode #travelphotography #instago #instaday #photography #vsco #vscocam #cestlavie #eatwithEthanAy #mystyle #styling #familytime #chercher #cafe #japan #mode #master #study #apprendrefrancais #difficulties #teatime #taiwan #taipei #newstage #differentlife #enjoylife
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-06-25T03:52:01+02:00
這個動作,我認真覺得要肢體纖細(又長)+柔軟的人才會好看。謝謝Miko優良的示範😆 #portrait #portrait_shots #taiwan #taipei #時尚拍攝 #fountainchenphotography #人像攝影 #形象照拍攝 #個人寫真 #台北婚紗 #台北婚攝 #湧泉攝影 #輕婚紗
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-06-25T03:59:47+02:00
Believe yourself 沒有什麼是難不倒我的Fighting!!💪💪💪 #thailand #bangkok #BKK #taiwan #taipei #selfie #fighting #ootd #dailymemes #thailookstyle #lifestyle #daily #swag #tflers #enjoy #morning #asianboy #Asia # #travelling #explore #pride #loveislove #셀스타그램 #셀피 #얼짱각도를찾아서 #셀피족 #찰칵
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-06-25T04:07:03+02:00
穿過防火巷 好像來到了另一個國度🏘 - - - - #taiwan #taipei #justgoshoot #travel #life #daily #life #ootd #outfit #men #good_portraits_world #model #portrait #streetshot #streetstyle #photooftheday #photography #sony #instagood #iseetaiwan #igers #vsco #view #likeforfollow #台灣 #日常 #攝影 #写真 #写真好きな人と繋がりたい #被写体
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-06-25T04:11:23+02:00
Wrong place to wear thin leggings, apparently. 😅 . . . 📍 Yehliu Geopark . . . #travel #photography #nature #travelphotography #love #photooftheday #instagood #travelgram #picoftheday #wanderlust #instatravel #beautiful #art #travelblogger #trip #adventure #sea #instagram #landscape #photo #traveling #vacation #travelling #explore #follow #taiwan #taipei #yehliu
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-06-23T12:50:11+02:00
. 新竹複合式餐館 有著不同品茶方式搭配中式餐點 擁有特殊方式帶給民眾不同饗宴 喜歡喝茶的朋友 可以嘗試看看 📍 新竹市東區林森路229巷1弄13號 📞 03 527 7559 #photography#photographer#Photoshop#photo#Canon#Canon700D#700D#shooting#shoot#Coffee#Coffeetime#Coffeeday#coffeegeek #coffeeaddict#coffeebreak#coffeespot#coffeeshop#coffeecup#coffeeart#coffeeshots#happylife#coffeemaker#coffeestyle#snapseed#vsco#Taiwan#Taipei#攝影#攝#魅力食攝
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-06-24T03:49:39+02:00
今年も出演させていただきます✨ ASIA TREND COLLECTION✂︎✨ in TAIPEI ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ 今年のテーマは 【VERSUS】 でマキトとフリースタイルバトルしますよ🎤🔥 ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ 台湾で待ってます👋 ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ #asiatrendcollection #アジアトレンドコレクション #台湾#台北#taiwan#taipei #ヘアショー#美容師#美容室 #Londgroup#Lond#ロンド 川原さん今年もありがとうございます🙏✨ @hidekikawahara 盛り上げますよ🔥
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-06-24T03:50:15+02:00
瑞穗春天酒店 #taiwan #taipei #travel #japan #amazing #photography #nature #fantastic #scenery #photooftheday #landscape #mountains #forest #green #clouds #flowers #like4like #lfl #l4l #hualien #花蓮 #瑞穗春天酒店 #hotel #europe #castle #europeean #grandcosmosresort
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-06-24T04:02:20+02:00
———————————————— #photography #worlderlust #travelgram #travel #landscape #worlderlust #vsco #visualsoflife #asia #taipei #taiwan #instagood #explore #tagforlikes #photooftheday #wanderlust #igdaily #bestplacestogo #ukig #usig #instahub #igers #streetphotography #tv_streetlife #bestoftheday #urban #city #worlderlust #bbc_travel #streetmobs #rnifilms

Taipei news videos

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Taipei news texts

Protesters gather in Taipei, asking 'red media' to leave Taiwan | Cross-Strait Affairs | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, June 23 (CNA) Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Taipei in heavy rain Sunday, calling for the departure from Taiwan of "red media" outlets, which are perceived to be influenced by China.

about 14 hours conditional neutral
Trump sent Kim ‘excellent letter,’ North Korea says - Taipei Times

US President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong-un an “excellent” letter, the North’s state-run news agency reported yesterday, quoting Kim as saying he would “seriously contemplate it.”

1 day conditional positive
Mandarin classes for migrant workers set for July: labor official | Culture | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) Another round of Mandarin Chinese language classes designed for Filipino migrant workers to help them assimilate more quickly into their work environments and upgrade their language skills will kick off in July in Taipei, an official at the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Labor Center-Taipei said Saturday.

3 days conditional positive
Vehicle demand to remain weak in H2: Pan German - Taipei Times

Luxury vehicle distributor Pan German Universal Motors Ltd (汎德永業) expects demand for imported vehicles to remain weak in the second half of this year, as the US-China trade dispute affects consumer sentiment, company president Tu Hwang-hsu (杜黃旭) said at its annual general meeting in Taipei.

7 days subjunctive neutral
Brumbies, ’Canes set for playoffs - Taipei Times

The ACT Brumbies and Wellington Hurricanes yesterday staged fightbacks to win their final Super Rugby conference clashes and head into next weekend’s quarter-finals full of confidence.

10 days conditional positive
Stocks close mixed in Asia amid ongoing trade woes - Taipei Times

Stocks in Asia were mixed on Friday amid ongoing concern that trade frictions might jeopardize global economic growth

10 days conditional positive
Hundreds of Filipino leaders celebrate Independence Day in Taipei | Culture | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, June 15 (CNA) Over 200 leaders and officers of various Filipino organizations in northern Taiwan gathered in the country's capital on Friday to celebrate Philippines Independence Day at a karaoke banquet hosted by the Philippines' representative office, which praised them as important people who connect the Filipino migrant workers community in Taiwan.

10 days indicative positive
Taipei, New Taipei to standardize bus fare payment from July 1 | Most Viewed | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, June 13 (CNA) Bus passengers in Taipei and New Taipei will be required to swipe their smart cards on entry and exit, with effect from July 1, as the two cities are moving to regularize the payment system, according to the Taipei Public Transportation Office.

10 days conditional positive
London underground: From Taipei, with love for India

The organisers hire entertainers on match days to keep spectators happy. On Thursday, when there was no play for long hours, they were in demand.

11 days subjunctive negative

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Taipei exchange rates

100 AMD to LTL
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Irkutsk, Russian Federation.
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35 IDR to USD
Singapore, Republic of Singapore.
100 RSD to TRY
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100 KWD to INR
Kuwait City, State of Kuwait.
50 RSD to TRY
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1 HRK to EUR
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125150 USD to INR
Mumbai, Republic of India.
100 RSD to TRY
Erzurum, Republic of Turkey.
100 VND to TWD
Kamuning, Republic of the Philippines.
100 VND to TWD
Kamuning, Republic of the Philippines.
1 AZN to GEL
Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.
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Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.
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