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Taiwan Guide


  • GIO, Taiwan government information office. Look no further for an online starting point for your Taiwan journey. This website will answer all of your questions about Taiwan (history, culture, festival, accomodation, links to english language periodicals etc.) :
  • Tranlating dictionaries English-Chinese :
  • Central Weather Bureau (also typhoons, earthquakes) :

Taiwanese authorities

  • Taiwanese representative offices abroad :
  • Information for Foreigners : this site integrates information provided by various government departments in Taipei e.g. police department for info on ARC, tax bureau, bureau of labour affairs, Taipei city government etc.
  • Bureau of immigration (immigration laws) :
  • Bureau of consular affairs (visa information) :
  • Tax information :

Cultural / Tourism / Entertainment

  • Lonely Planet's Taiwan Guide
  • Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communication. Good guide for travelers who need information on places to go and things to see and do all over Taiwan. With details on how to get to all the places described:
  • Website launched by the Taipei City Government featuring leisure and entertainment in Taipei (list of hospitals, tourism in Taipei, a very limited section on nightlife-pubs, hotels, etc.) :
  • National Palace Museum. One of Taiwan's prime tourist attractions, the NPM in Taipei is the world's largest repository of Chinese art treasures.
  • Hotels in Taiwan :
  • Taiwan Railway Administration (train schedules, reservations) :
  • Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport. You can check arrival and departure times, delays :


  • Chinese classes for foreigners:


  • Taiwan Headlines. One of Taiwan's top web sites for news about Taiwan, run by the GIO :
  • Taiwanese news site in French:


  • Books on Taiwan history :


Please check the links on our Trade and Investment pages.

Search engines

  • in English :


  • Singapore based site, helps you to track your chinese roots :


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This page was last updated on Friday September 19, 2003