Travel Tips

Kaohsiung, a harbor city with its abundant geographical features of hills, ocean, and river, is rich in humanistic and natural resources for tourism. The city is a diner's paradise, a place where the smell of food emanates from every street corner. From international cuisines to local dishes, the menus will have you coming back for more with good service and moderate prices.



The Policy of Epidemic Prevention for COVID-19

As the pandemic of COVID-19 around the world is changeable, the epidemic prevention policy from the government is changing day by day. You may see the most updated policy in Taiwan via the below website.



Kaohsiung enjoys a subtropical climate with warm weather all year round. It is extremely suitable for traveling in May as its average temperature is 26°C/79.°F, 32°C/90°F highest, according to 2022 record.


Time Zone

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



The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the banks, airport and hotels.


Credit Cards and Banks

Major credit cards (Visa, Master, JCB, AMEX) are widely accepted, and traveler’s checks may be accepted by tourist-oriented shops and at most international tourist hotels and banks.

Banks open whole day from 09:00 to 15:30, Monday to Friday and closed at weekend and public holidays.



Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Visitors with appliances of different voltages are highly advised to bring an adapter.

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Dialing Code

International Regional Code: +886 7 (Kaohsiung)


Helpful Phone Numbers

Police: 110

Fire and Ambulance: 119


Service Charge & Tipping

Tipping is not customary in most of places in Taiwan but consumer taxes are included in the tag price. There will be 10% or 15% extra charge of tax or service fee in all four-, five-star hotels and restaurants.


Tax Refund

Foreign travelers, with the entry document, who make purchases of at least NT$2,000 on the same day from the same designated stores with the "Taiwan Tax Refund"-label are eligible to request the "Application Form for VAT Refund." To claim the refund, they must apply at the port of their departure from the R.O.C. within 90 days following the date of purchase, and they must take the purchased goods out of the country with them.

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14th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion
  • Date : May 14-18, 2023
  • Venue : Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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  • Fax : 02 - 2798 - 6225

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