GENERAL INFORMATION
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Excursion
Route Attractions
A Yangmingshan National Park Tour
B Tamshui and Fishermen’s Wharf Tour
C Chiufen Old Street and Gold Museum Tour
D National Palace Museum and Taipei 101 Tour
E Taipei City Half Day Tour

Visiting Taiwan About Taipei
Taipei is situated in a basin in northern Taiwan that was inhabited by aboriginal peoples until settlers from China moved into the area about 300 years ago. 
Eastern Taipei was largely underused fields until the nineteen-seventies, when the city began to develop the area as a financial and commercial district. Here, the modern face of Taipei shines through, with its glass and steel skyscrapers, wide boulevards, and the world’s tallest building, Taipei 101. 
Taipei also boasts dozens of world-class performance venues, where you can enjoy world-class theater and concert events. The city also offers a wide range of other diversions -- shopping malls, nightclubs, live-music bars, quality hotels, and exotic restaurants.

Climate

Taiwan experiences a subtropical climate, with summers from the month of May to September. The annual average temperature is a comfortable 22 degrees Celsius (71 Fahrenheit).

Time Zone

Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Currency

The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). The exchange rate in recent months is around NT$32 for US$1, foreign currencies can be exchanged at the banks, airport and hotels. Payment by major credit card is accepted almost everywhere around Taiwan.

Electricity

  • Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings also have 220-volt sockets.
  • Visitors with appliances of different voltages are urged to bring adapters with them.

Tipping & Tax

Sales tax is included in the listed price in Taiwan
Tipping is not customary in Taiwan, but some hotels and restaurants automatically add a 10% service fee to the bill.

Getting Around
Taiwan High speed Railway
The THSR goes through 8 main cities along the western part of Taiwan at the moment.
Taiwan High speed Railway: http://www.thsrc.com.tw/en/?lc=en

Railway

Trains on the round-the-island rail network provide extremely convenient services. Tickets may be purchased three days in advance
Ticket information:
http://www.railway.gov.tw/en/

Taipei City Transportation
Taxi

Taxis are the most convenient way to travel within Taipei City. Taxi charges start at TW$75 (approx. US$2.3). An additional TW$5 (approx. US$0.15) will be charged after the first 1.65 km or the first 2 minutes and for each additional 300 m or 1 minute.

MRT

The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system run by the city government provides the most convenient commuting service between downtown and the suburbs of Taipei. .
Website: www.trtc.com.tw

Visa InformationVisa-Exempt Entry
The following countries are eligible for visa-exempt entry for 30 days:
  • Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, *Ireland, Italy, *Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands ,*New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia , Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, *U.K. , U.S.A. and Vatican City State. (*90 days for Japanese , U.K., Ireland and New Zealand passport holders)
  • India, Thailand, Philippines, Viet Nam, and Indonesia: Visitors are from above countries also eligible for visa-empty entry if having a valid visa or permanent residence certificate issued by U.S.A., Canada, Japan, U.K., Schengen Convention countries, Australia or New Zealand. However, an advanced registration shall be completed through “Advance Online Registration System for the Visitors of Nationals from Five Southeast Asian Countries to Taiwan.”
    (Please click here for more visa-exempt information)

# Requirements Description
1 Completed & signed application form On-line Visa Application Form
2 Two passport-size photos in color
within 6 months
Photo with a plain color (white color recommended)
background
3 Passport (original & photocopy) Valid for 6 months with blank pages
4 Evidence of documents Invitation Letter & applicant's ID
5 Other additional documents may be  
required during processing
Ticket, electronic ticket or proof of a travel agency
6 Fee USD50(NTD1,600) for single entry,
USD100(NTD3,200) for multiple entry,
USD140(NTD4,340) currently only for American passport holders

Note:
Applicants can file their applications with the necessary documents and visa fee at local Taiwan Embassies or missions.
For detail of the visitor visa application, please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ (BOCA) website at http://www.boca.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=2

Visa for Mainland China Passport Holders
For participants holding Mainland China passports, it is suggested that you contact visa application office 3 months prior to the conference. The assistance of application procedures is offered with the total cost of RMB600. For detailed information, please contact:

Official Invitation Letter
EARCOME 8 invitation letter can only be issued to accepted author or registrant who has completed registration payment.
If you require an official invitation letter or further assistance on Republic of China (Taiwan) visitor visa you may contact:

Conference Registration Office

Ms. Annie Yang
4F., No. 285, Sec. 2, Tiding Blvd., Taipei 114, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-2798-8329 ext. 18
Fax: +886-2-2798-6225
Email: earcome8.reg@elitepco.com.tw

Tour Information

Optional Tour Reservation Form - |

In spite of being a small island, Taiwan has her special geologic structure, constituting a variety of prodigious and unique views. In addition to versatile cultural characteristics, Taiwan's traveling resources have become more abundant. We have prepared varieties of attractive optional tour programs for all participants and accompanying persons to make you a wonder experiences and stay in Taiwan.

Tour Information Desk will be available by the registration counter from May 07-11, 2018. However, reservation in advance is highly recommended. Please note that the itineraries are subject to change.

Travel information and packages below are provided by EARCOME 8 Official Travel Agency, EDISON TRAVEL SERVICE CO., LTD., if you planning to see the beauty of Taiwan, feel free to book in advance, or you can also book a trip during conference.  For any related inquiries, please contact:

Mr. Paul Hsieh
c/o Edison Travel Service Co., Ltd.
4F. No. 190 Song Jiang Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
Tel: +886 2 2563-5313 / +886-2-2563-4621
Fax: +886 2 2563-4803
Email: paul@edison.com.tw

~Wish you have a wonderful stay in Taiwan, look forward to seeing you. ~