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 HSBC in Taipei

Exchange TWD HSBC Buy HSBC Sell
US Dollar 30.528 0.032
Euro 34.490 0.028
British Pound 40.103 0.024
Australian Dollar 21.613 0.045
New Zealand Dollar
Hong Kong Dollar 3.800 0.247
Canadian Dollar
Singapore Dollar
Swiss Franc
Japanese Yen 0.271 3.543
Swedish Krona
South African Rand
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 4.469 0.212
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 30.583 0.032
Hong Kong Dollar 3.877 0.251
British Pound
Australian Dollar
Canadian Dollar
Singapore Dollar 22.617 0.043
Swiss Franc
Japanese Yen 0.273 3.574
Thai Baht
New Zealand Dollar
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 4.499 0.213
Euro 34.450 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.

Best TWD exchange rates at Bank of Taiwan in Taipei

Exchange TWD Bank of Taiwan Buy Bank of Taiwan Sell
US Dollar 30.410 0.032
Hong Kong Dollar 3.761 0.251
British Pound 39.770 0.024
Australian Dollar 21.560 0.045
Canadian Dollar 22.660 0.042
Singapore Dollar 22.240 0.043
Swiss Franc 29.980 0.032
Japanese Yen 0.267 3.570
South African Rand
Swedish Krona 2.960 0.287
New Zealand Dollar 20.700 0.046
Thai Baht 0.850 0.964
Philippine Peso 0.512 1.550
Indonesian Rupiah 0.002 395.257
Euro 34.170 0.028
South Korean Won 0.025 34.025
Vietnamese Dong 0.001 684.932
Malaysian Ringgit 6.472 0.123
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 4.493 0.215
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.

Taipei news tweets

Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:26:17 UTC
RT @offclASTRO: ASTROAD to Taipei 절대 잊지 않을게요💕 정말 행복했고 고맙습니다!!! 또 만나요 ㅎㅎ #ASTROAD #Taipei #我爱你们 https://t.co/2076pNOTpl
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:26:25 UTC
RT @offclASTRO: 많은 아로하분들이 우리를 기다린다고 들었는데 빨리 우리 아로하를 만나고싶네요~♡ 항상 고맙고 이제 내일의 준비를 위해ㅎㅎ 안녕~♡ #ASTROAD #STARLIGHT #taipei https://t.co/eUQmVF8WX8
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:26:37 UTC
RT @offclASTRO: 내일 파이팅~!! #ASTROAD #STARLIGHT #TAIPEI https://t.co/mFXsAYaBMn
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:26:42 UTC
RT @BadmintonTalk: SEVENTH TITLE for Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto!!! - 2014 Indonesia IC - 2015 Austrian Open IC - 2015 Indone… https://t.co/bGMXaN05bi
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:26:46 UTC
RT @offclASTRO: ASTROAD to Taipei 절대 잊지 않을게요💕 정말 행복했고 고맙습니다!!! 또 만나요 ㅎㅎ #ASTROAD #Taipei #我爱你们 https://t.co/2076pNOTpl
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:26:46 UTC
RT @BadmintonTalk: SEVENTH TITLE for Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto!!! - 2014 Indonesia IC - 2015 Austrian Open IC - 2015 Indone… https://t.co/bGMXaN05bi
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:26:50 UTC
RT @charcoal_roha: Sanha being naughty again😝😝 190316 THE 2ND ASTROAD STARLIGHT in Taipei #아스트로 #ASTRO #Taiwan #진진 #MJ #차은우 #문빈 #라키… https://t.co/76EM0Wk9Mp
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:27:06 UTC
RT @offclASTRO: 오늘 하루도 행복하게 해줘서 고마워요 ^^ 아로하💕 글쓴이 엠행복 #ASTROAD #STARLIGHT #TAIPEI https://t.co/sHn5CwlyrI
Taipei added 1 tweet
2019-03-18 01:27:10 UTC
RT @offclASTRO: ASTROAD to Taipei 절대 잊지 않을게요💕 정말 행복했고 고맙습니다!!! 또 만나요 ㅎㅎ #ASTROAD #Taipei #我爱你们 https://t.co/2076pNOTpl

Taipei news media

Taipei added 1 medium
2017-08-18T01:19:36+02:00
morning hello kitty - #evaair #hellokitty #taiwan #taipei #ig_taiwan #photography #photos #airport
Taipei added 1 medium
2018-04-26T15:35:10+02:00
Cuteness overload! 😔 #Taipei #evaairlines
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-03-03T22:49:33+01:00
#35mm #blogger #city #explore #instagood #instagram #instapic #instatravel #instaphoto #instadaily #instagramers #instalike #instamood #instatraveling #instapassport #mytravelgram #picoftheday #photography #photographer #photooftheday #taiwan #taipei #travel #travelphotography #traveller #travelgram #travelingram #travelblogger #travelling #wanderlust
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-03-11T15:29:01+01:00
Workaholic never stops . #taiwan #taipei #taichung #台灣 #台北 #台中 #man #manfashion #men #mensfashion #life #menstyle #menfashion #fashionista #fashion #fashionistas #fashionable #fashionblogger #malemodel #model #modellife #photographer #watchcollector #watches #fitnessmodel #style #lifestyle #blogger #fitness #food
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-03-17T10:52:05+01:00
#longshan #longshantemple #temples #temple #pray #religion #spirituality #food #gifts #taiwan #taipei #culture #travel #travelgram #trip #traveler #aroundtheworld #travelblogger #asian #asia #instatravel #traveling #picoftheday #photooftheday #igers #vscocam #vsco #city #instagood #people
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-03-17T12:30:30+01:00
I scream you scream. #taiwan #taipei #amazingtaipei #taipeieats #foodie #food #foodporn #nomnom #iphoneonly #iphonesia #iphoneography #instalike #instagood #instapic #instaphoto #passionpassport #photooftheday #travelphotography #travel #instatravel #wanderlust
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-03-17T17:22:59+01:00
#첫줄 이응님@b_ololo 의 뱃지 품앗이 예쁜 것들 발견했다고 구매글 올리시는 센스ㅋ 사이즈가 좀 크긴해도 세트라서 예쁜~ 다 다녀온 곳이라서 더 좋음•_•ㅋㅋ 다른 종류까지 구매 못해 아쉽기도하지만,, 대만은 날 좋을때 신랑이랑 또 가야지~ _ _ #배지 #뱃지 #뱃지수집 #취미 #수집 #badge #pins #뱃지스타그램 #pinstagram #이탈리아 #여행뱃지 #대만 #taiwan #shifen #yehliu #taipei
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-03-17T17:42:31+01:00
⌚ With @danielwellington . #taiwan #taipei #taichung #台灣 #台北 #台中 #man #manfashion #men #mensfashion #life #menstyle #menfashion #fashionista #fashion #fashionistas #fashionable #fashionblogger #malemodel #model #modellife #photographer #watchcollector #watches #fitnessmodel #style #lifestyle #blogger #fitness #food
Taipei added 1 medium
2019-03-17T18:11:15+01:00
#taipei #tajwan #photooftheday #travelblogger #travelphotography #citylife #asia #cityphotography #street #skyscraper #cityview #city #citylife #urban #urbanlife #travel #trip #traveler #travelgram #picoftheday #instagood #night #urban #nightlife #picoftheday #cool #taiwan #holiday #newtaipeicity #streetstyle #instatravel

Taipei news videos

The final 4K footage of my drone flights in Taipei (Taiwan) with my DJI Phantom 4; project finished and uploaded on 2018-03-15 ...
Airport Information: Watch all our AIRPORT VIDEOS here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCDYceM-oX0&list ...
Il mio viaggio in giro per l'Asia mi ha portato a Taipei, città fantastica ed economica sebbene sconosciuta ai molti. 25€ su airbnb ...
Our last day in Taipei! Spent all day at Xi Men Ding, tapos biglang UMULAN NG MALAKAS!!! Click show more* for the EXPENSE ...
http://www.facebook.com/divyns http://www.soundcloud.com/divyns.
Touching down in Taipei, the first episode follows Will on his adventures while based in Taipei. Food is the primary mission ...
Taiwán, la provincia renegada de China, queriendo que el mundo se fijara en ella, construyó en su capital el rascacielos más alto ...
My Camera gear: Canon 650D - http://amzn.to/2vR9qWN Canon 10-18mm IS STM Lens - http://amzn.to/2x1Q3uT Canon 50mm ...
http://www.expedia.com.au/Taipei.d180030.Destination-Travel-Guides In recent decades, Taiwan has transformed itself into one ...

Taipei news texts

Taipei mayor departs to promote city-to-city exchanges in U.S. | Politics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, March 16 (CNA) Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) left Saturday for the United States to promote city-to-city exchanges, during which time he is also expected to give a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

2 days conditional neutral
MOFA tweets Nauruan president welcome video message | Politics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, March 15 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) tweeted Friday a brief English translation of a message delivered by Nauru President Baron Divavesi Waqa, who posted a video the previous day welcoming President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to the Pacific island nation.

3 days conditional positive
Taiwan shares end above 10,400 points | Economics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, March 15 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan moved higher to overcome stiff technical resistance ahead of 10,400 points as the bellwether electronics sector continued to steam ahead, led by contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), dealers said.

3 days indicative neutral
Taipei 8th in city rankings for world's super rich | Most Viewed | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, March 9 (CNA) Taipei was listed 8th in terms of its number of mega-rich residents, individuals worth a minimum of US$30 million, according to Knight Frank's 2019 Wealth Report released this week.

4 days conditional positive
Chengdu-based hip hop group to deliver rhymes in Taipei: organizer | Cross-Strait Affairs | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, March 11 (CNA) Chengdu-based Hip Hop group Higher Brothers will perform in Taipei next month as part of their "Wish You Rich" concert tour, according to the organizers.

4 days conditional positive
Saudi Arabia to cut its crude oil exports: official - Taipei Times

Saudi Arabia plans to cut its crude oil exports next month to below 7 million barrels per day (bpd), while keeping its output well below 10 million bpd, a Saudi Arabian official said yesterday, as the kingdom seeks to drain a supply glut and support crude oil prices.

6 days conditional negative
Lee Yuan-tseh pushes nuclear phase-out - Taipei Times

Local industries should upgrade their production techniques to curb carbon emissions, and the nation should phase out nuclear power to avoid leaving more nuclear waste to future generations, former Academia Sinica president Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲) told an energy conference in Taipei.

6 days conditional neutral
Eight wardens may be working for China, MAC says - Taipei Times

Eight borough wardens may have breached the law by accepting positions in the Chinese government, the Mainland Affairs Council said on Saturday.

6 days conditional negative
Wang Jin-pyng announces bid to be president - Taipei Times

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) yesterday announced his bid for next year’s presidential election, asking people to give him four years to “let Taiwan shine on the global stage.”

8 days conditional positive

Taipei currency converter

Taipei exchange rates

290000 KRW to IDR
Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
10000 SEK to EUR
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100 SEK to EUR
Kiel, Federal Republic of Germany.
100 RSD to TRY
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100 RSD to TRY
Tire, Republic of Turkey.
15000000 KRW to CNY
Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
1 USD to CAD
Stoney Creek, Canada.
120 IDR to MYR
Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
100 USD to XAF
Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
144000 JPY to CNY
Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
100 RUB to AZN
Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.
100 HKD to VND
Da Nang, Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
500000 IDR to VND
Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
100 OMR to BDT
Dhaka, Bangladesh.
100 RUB to AMD
Moscow, Russian Federation.
100 AMD to RUB
Moscow, Russian Federation.
170 USD to IDR
Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
100 KWD to INR
Amsterdam, Kingdom of the Netherlands.
100 AMD to LTL
Amsterdam, Kingdom of the Netherlands.
100 USD to MMK
Beijing, People’s Republic of China.