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soc.culture.taiwan FAQ (part 5/6) -- Tourism


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Last-modified: 1997/07/01

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        "SOC.CULTURE.TAIWAN" FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS -- TOURISM

                                      by

                     Tung-chiang Yang (tcyang@netcom.com)
     _________________________________________________________________

  ***** FAQ'S OF SCT *****

  TOURISM
     * (T. 1) Where should I go when I visit Taiwan?
     * (T. 2) What are the prohibited and restricted articles when I
       enter/leave Taiwan?
     * (T. 3) Where can I find foreign books in Taiwan?
     * (T. 4) Can I bring some electrical appliances into Taiwan?
     * (T. 5) Is there any Internet cafe in Taiwan?
     * (T. 6) I am a foreigner in Taiwan. Is there anything I should
       know?
     * (T. 7) Where can I find the representative offices for Taiwan in other
       countries?


     _________________________________________________________________

    (T. 1) Where should I go when I visit Taiwan?

   Well, this is a tough question ...... The answer really depends on
   what you are interested in. Different friends might give you different
   answers. The list below at least gives you some rough ideas.

   Taipei Zoo (Taipei City)
          This zoo is located in the Wen-shan District in Taipei, and
          also the southern terminus of the Brown line (Mu-cha) Metroline
          System. It covers 182 acres and is considered one of the major
          zoos in Eastern Asia.

          Among the displays the "Butterfly Aviary" and the "Nocturnal
          House" are two musts. For the former, there is a large
          greenhouse in which the visitors walk through a wooden walkway
          while observing the flying butterflies. For the latter, smaller
          nocturnal animails are in the indoor display where the lighting
          conditions are reversed as compared to the outside.

          The male Indian elephant "Wang Lin" is a legend of the zoo. It
          served in WWII and it is now 78 years old.

   228 Peace Park(Taipei City)
          This park, previously known as "New Park" which is close to the
          Presidential Building, can be regarded as a good place to take
          refuge from the downtown chaos. Taiwan Provincial Museum
          (currently in a reconstruction phase and is close to the
          public) lies in the north side of the park, where some
          interesting artifacts made by Taiwanese aborigines are in
          display.

          This park becomes a totally different place in the evening as
          transvestites and gays took it over.

   Hua-shi Street (Taipei City)
          Hua-shi Street, also known as the Snake Alley, reminds people
          of the snake soup and snake bile, though currently some
          wildlife protection laws in Taiwan have effectively removed
          this business here. Nevertheless, it is a decent night market
          and worth your visit if you enjoy crowds. It is usually active
          from around 19:00 to midnight.

          Traditional Chinese herbalists consider the snake meat as an
          aphrodisiac, and therefore some brothels exist in adjacent
          alleys. Recently the thug-like pimps might become more
          aggressive for business. Try to have a buddy with you if you
          are a male.

   National Palace Museum (Taipei City)
          This museum, located in Waishuanghsi, Shihlin, is considered
          one of the four best museums in the world, in line with Louvre,
          British Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art. It also holds
          the greatest collection of Chinese antiques in the world,
          around 700,000 items. Among the collections, the "Jade Cabbage"
          might be the most famous one which was carved on a piece of
          partially-green jade.

          Free English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Korean and
          Chinese tours are available.

   Tanshui Hung-mao Cheng (Taipei County)
          This fort, previously named Fort Santo Domingo, was built by
          the Spanish and later held by the Dutch. At that time local
          people called the Dutch "the red-haired people", and this name
          is used until present times. There are four antique cannons in
          front of the fort which were built during the early nineteenth
          century.

   Yehliu (Wild Willow) (Taipei County)
          Yehliu is noted for its fantastic rock formations due to
          constant erosions by the waves.

   Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village(Nantou County)
          This Village is a 62-acre outdoor museum with exhibitions on
          the culture and art for the nine surviving aborigine tribes,
          namely Ami, Atayal, Bunun, Paiwan, Puyuma, Rukai, Saisiat,
          Tsou, and Yami. Tribal dance performances are available.

   East-west Cross-island Highway (Hualien, Taichung Counties)
          This highway, officially Provincial Route 8, is rated as one of
          Asia's most beautiful mountain road, especially the section
          from the eastern entrance at Taroko to Tienhsiang, which is
          around 10 miles (16 km) long. Swallow's Grotto, Tunnel of Nine
          Turns and Tienhsiang are some of the most scenary points along
          the road. They are also the points of interests of Taroko
          National Park.

          A branch of this highway connects Tayuling and Wu-she, climbs
          up more than 10000 feet high and passes a grassland formed by
          arrow bamboos. Hohuanshan, Taiwan's only skitraining center, is
          accessable from this branch.

   Yushan National Park
          This is the national park with the largest hinterland in
          Taiwan. Yushan, with a height of 3950 m, is the highest peak in
          eastern Asia. A pedestrian trail, Patungkuan Ancient Trail,
          connects Shuili, Nantou and Yuli, Hualien. It was built up in
          the Ching Dynasty.

   Chaotien Temple (Yunlin County)
          Peikang Chaotien Temple might be the Matsu Temple in Taiwan
          with the most believers. It shows the typical temple
          architecture style in Taiwan.

   Lanyu (Orchid Island) (Taitung County)
          Located in the southeast of Taiwan, Lanyu is still inhabited by
          around 2000 oborigines, who still preserve their traditional
          lives, like wearing loincloths and rowing canoe-like small
          boats decorated by mysterical marks.

   (Note: In some areas in Taiwan, especially for the wilderness area
   and/or some villages inhabitated by the aborigines in the mountainous
   region, a Class A/B Mountain Permit might be required for people other
   than the local residents. Class B permits are easily obtained with a
   nominal fee and they are usually issued at the checkpoint with a valid
   ID in minutes. Class A permits must be applied in advance and they are
   quite difficult to obtain. Contact

               Foreign Affairs Office,
               Taiwan Provincial Police Administration,
               7 Chunghsiao E. Road, Section 1, Taipei,
               Tel: 886-2-321-9011, Fax: 886-2-394-0584

   for further information.)


    (T. 2) What are the prohibited and restricted articles when I leave/enter
    Taiwan?

   First of all, prohibited and restricted articles for tourists
   traveling into or out of Taiwan might be changed frequently. For the
   most up to date information, please contact

      Directorate General of Customs
      85 Hsinsheng South Road, Section 1
      Taipei, Taiwan 106, ROC
      Tel: 886-2-741-3181, 752-3355, 772-2392

   or

      Taipei Customs Bureau
      Chiang Kai-shek International Airport
      Taoyuan, Taiwan 339, ROC
      Tel: 886-3-398-2293, 2292, 2298,
           (080)311-006 (toll-free in Taiwan)

   Listed below is a partial list for the prohibited and restricted
   articles when you enter Taiwan in addition to arms, opium, poppy seeds
   and other synthetic narcotics. For some of them, you might declare
   them and place them in the warehouse of Civil Aeronautics
   Administration until departure.

     * Gambling tools, including lottery tickets issued in foreign
       countries.
     * Obscene or indecent books, pictures and films.
     * Publications propagating Communism.
     * Articles produced, manufactured, originated and/or published in
       Mainland China.
     * Restricted substances and drugs of non-prescription and
       non-medicine nature (including marijuana).
     * Toy guns and gun-shaped appliances.
     * Articles infringing the rights of patents and/or copyrights.
     * Endangered species of wildlife or their products, unless a
       statement of concordance to import is obtained in advance.

   Due to the change of the political climate across Taiwan Strait, there
   are in fact many literatures from Mainland China freely distributed in
   Taiwan now.  Nevertheless, it is still advised for foreign tourists not
   to bring in articles from Mainland China.

   Each inward passenger is allowed to bring in New Taiwan Dollars no more
   than NT$40,000.  The excess amount should be mandatorily deposited in
   bonds.  There is no restrictions on the amount of foreign currencies
   which must be declared.  If the foreign currency exceeds US$5,000 and
   it is not declared properly, the excess portion will be confisticated.

   When you leave Taiwan, there are also certain articles prohibited in
   addition to arms and the narcotics. A partial list is listed below.
   Some items in the previous list are also prohibited from being taken
   out of the country.

     * Copies of books, phonograph records, tapes and video tapes
       reproduced without authorization from the original sources, unless
       they are for personal use.
     * Genuine Chinese antiques.
     * Contraband articles as specified by other laws, like false or
       prohibited medicine and animal specimens.

   There might be some constraints for the amount of gold, silver and
   cash allowed to be brought into and/or taken out of Taiwan, which
   might be changing frequently. Check with the customs office in
   advance. Recently the amount of foreign currencies which can be
   brought out of Taiwan becomes unlimited, though you might have to
   declare them should they exceed some certain amount. There is still a
   limit for taking New Taiwan Dollars outside Taiwan.

   (Reference: "The Republic of China Customs Hints for Passengers",
   published by the Directorate General of Customs, Taipei, October,
   1994; "Chinese Customs: Inward Passenger's Declaration" form, May,
   1994)


    (T. 3) Where can I find foreign publications in Taiwan?

   In Taiwan, "foreign language" usually refers to English, especially
   American English. Sometimes it also refers to Japanese. Publications
   in other languages also exist, but they are "endangered".

   Most of the stores mentioned below carries the newspaper "USA Today".
   In some stores, "New York Times" and "San Francisco Chronicle" are
   also available. Check out Tung-hua (Marco Polo) Bookstore at No. 77-1,
   Section 1, Chung-ching South Road, Taipei, if you are looking for more
   newspapers from the U.S.

   Kuang-tung Department Store for Books at No. 60, Section 1,
   Chung-ching South Road, Taipei seems to carry a wide selection for
   American magazines, including those on computers (PC Magazine, BYTE
   and even Computer Shopper), fashions, and recreations. Their prices
   are around 2 to 4 times those in the U.S.

   The bookstore which offers probably the widest selection of American
   publications might be the Cave Books (Tung-huang) at No. 103,
   Chung-shan North Road, Section 2, Taipei. Another branch of the Cave
   Books is nearby, but this branch is for Chinese books only. The branch
   in Tienmu at No. 5, Lane 38, Tienyu Street might be more convenient
   for people living in Northern Taipei.

   In eastern Taipei you can visit Kinokuniya Bookstore of Taiwan, which
   is located on the 7th floor of SOGO Department Store at No. 45,
   Section 4, Chung-hsiao East Road with phone number 886-2-721-2304.
   This is probably the largest bookstore in Taiwan which offers a wide
   selection of Japanese books. It also offers the service to order
   Japanese books which are not available in the store. Branches of
   Kinokuniya in Taichung and Kaohsiung are located at

      7th Floor, A Building, Chung-you Department Store
      No. 161, Section 3, San-min Road, Taichung, Tel: 886-4-225-0695

   and

      10th Floor, Ishitan Ta-lih Department Store
      No. 59, Wu Fu San Road, Kaohsiung, Tel: 886-7-272-5120.

   Kinokuniya also has another branch in Tienmu area, Taipei. At least
   the Kinokuniya in eastern Taipei also carries a lot of English books.

   Hsin-shueh-you Bookstore (New Schoolmate) at No. 259, Section 1,
   Tung-hua South Road, Taipei is also in eastern Taipei. It has less
   collections for American books and Japanese magazines, but it still
   deserves your visit if you are a lover for American glossy-covered
   paperback bestsellers. In the basement level there is a small section
   for DIY materials, including those for autos and gardenings.

   Like Kinokuniya, Cave Books and Hsin-shueh-you Bookstore also have
   branches in Kaohsiung and Taichung. Their addresses are as follows.

      Cave Books:
         No. 302 Taichung Kang Road, Taichung,
         No. 76-78, Wufu-4 Road, Kaohsiung,
      Hsin-shueh-you Bookstore:
         No. 32 Lyuchuan East Road, Taichung,
         No. 18, Chungcheng-2 Road, Kaohsiung;

   Tower Records has branches in Taipei, too, where you can find some
   CD's, cassettes and laserdiscs for pop songs, classical music and
   movies. It also carries CD's from Taiwanese and Hongkong singers. The
   largest branch is located at No. 12, Cheng-tu Road, Taipei, which is
   around the removed circle in the Chung-hua Road area. Another branch
   is in the eastern Taipei around Ting-hao Market, just above a KFC
   restaurant. This eastern branch also carries a few US newspapers and
   some magazines, though most of them are music or pop oriented.


    (T. 4) Can I bring some electrical appliances into Taiwan?

   In answering this question, we will concentrate on the technical issue
   instead of the legal and tax ones. Of course, here only some small
   personal appliances are discussed (cellular phones cannot be brought
   into Taiwan without prior permission from Ministry of Transportations
   and Communications).

   Eletricity company in Taiwan, like the United States, provides power
   at 110V AC rating (sometimes you might see people using 110/117/120
   instead. They are all equivalent). Therefore in most cases, small
   appliances originated from the U.S. can be brought to Taiwan and ready
   for use without power incompatibility. Sometimes some receptacles in
   Taiwan were provided with 220/240V AC rating for air conditioners, but
   it should be easy to tell them from the common 110V ones.

   The power rating might be compatible, but it is not necessarily the
   case for the plugs and receptacles. In Taiwan, most wall receptacles
   are for two-prong plugs with blade prongs of the same width. Newer
   appliances in the U.S. are equipped with three-prong plugs, like
   laptop computers and camcorder battery chargers. Therefore if you are
   travelling to Taiwan with these devices, you are recommended to bring
   with you at least one extension cord with 2-prong plugs (usually one
   prong wider than the other) whose receptacles accepts 3-prong plugs.

   In Taiwan, television sets are designed to receive NTSC signals, and
   camcorders, VCR's, television sets and VHS video cassettes are
   compatible among the countries adopting NTSC system, like Taiwan,
   Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the U.S. and some other countries in
   central America. If you come from other areas, your appliances might
   accept PAL or SECAM signals and these video appliances cannot be
   readily used in Taiwan.

   (Reference: "Electrical Wiring FAQ" by Chris Lewis at
   "clewis@ferret.ocunix.on.ca" and "Sony Video Camera Recorder CCD-V701
   Operating Instructions" published in 1991)


    (T. 5) Is there any Internet cafe in Taiwan?

   Yes. You can go to

   http://www.hinet.net/hinet_v3/coffee.htm

   to take a look (Note: this page requires Chinese Big5
   encoding/decoding environments). Some of their Web sites are listed
   below:
     * Taipei:

        East:

               o http://203.70.203.99/ (Internet Cafe Partner)
               o http://cafe.iwill.com.tw/ (Iwill Internet Cafe)
               o http://www.netcafe.com.tw/ (Net Cafe)
               o http://www.pomelo.com.tw/ (Pomelo Internet Cafe)
               o http://www.roamnet.com.tw/ (Roam Net Cafe)
               o http://www.wangloo.com.tw/ (WangLoo Cyber Cafe)
               o http://world.wonder.net.tw/~javacafe/ (Java Business
                 Cafe)

        West:

               o http://www.easy-cafe.com.tw/ (Easy Cafe)
               o http://www.kramer.com.tw/ (Kramer Internet Cafe)

        South:

               o http://www.hypernet.com.tw/(HyperNet Internet Cafe'
                 Centre)
               o http://www.bluestown.com.tw/ (Blues Town Music and Internet
                 Center)
               o http://www.cafe.hinet.net/ (Cyber Te@ House)
               o http://www.shake.com.tw/ (Shake House Information Bar)

        North:

               o http://www.yado.com.tw/ (Yado Cafe)
               o http://www.yatai.com.tw/ (Yatai Cybercafe)
     * Taoyuan:
          + http://www.bitnet.com.tw/ (Bitnet Internet Cafe)
          + http://www.c17.com.tw/ (17th Century Internet Cafe)
          + http://www.threewell.com.tw/ (Net Start Cafe)
     * Ilan:
          + http://www.ctnet.com.tw/ (Earth Village Internet Cafe)
     * Hsinchu:
          + http://www.mercury.com.tw/ (Hyper Nova Internet Cafe)
          + http://www.fido.net.tw/ourstory/ (Our Story)
          + http://www.uranus.com.tw/ (Hyper Nova Internet Teahouse)
     * Taichung:
          + http://203.70.219.28/luici00.htm (Luigi Lavazza Cafe &
            Network Shop)
          + http://www.ada.com.tw/ (Ada Cybercafe)
          + http://www.etcafe.com.tw/ (ET & Cafe)
          + http://www.topweb.com.tw/ (TopWeb Cafe)
     * Chiayi:
          + http://203.73.142.253/ (Emotion Cafeteria)
     * Tainan:
          + http://www.enjoy.com.tw/ (Enjoy Internet Cafe)
     * Kaohsiung:
          + http://www.hotdisk.com.tw/ (Hot Disk Restaurant)
          + http://www.metnet.com.tw/ (Metro Internet Cafe)
          + http://www.ufo.com.tw/cafe/ufocafe.htm (UFO Internet
            Restaurant)
          + http://www.venus.com.tw/ (Planet Internet Cafe)
     * Taitung:
          + http://www.taitung.com.tw/ (Taitung Cyber Cafe)


    (T. 6) I am a foreigner in Taiwan. Is there anything I should know?

   If you are fluent in English, your life is easier. Many street names
   are displayed in both Chinese and English at intersections in Taipei,
   and many people (especially the younger generation) can exchange ideas
   with you in English, though they might be shy and make some mistakes
   in their words as they do not use English in their everyday lives.
   Nevertheless, understanding each other should not be a problem. In the
   country side you might encounter some problems though, since English
   displays might be rare.

   Taipei Municipal Police Department set up a Web page to cover some
   issues about foreigners' documents, which is located at

   http://www.tmpd.gov.tw/eng.html

   It includes information about extension of visitor visa, lost or
   stolen passports, alien resident certificate, reentry permit,
   registration of birth, death, marriage, divorce and address change,
   and so on. It also provides tips about handling traffic accidents and
   tips against pickpocketings. Some handy phone numbers are available,
   too.

   Some countries have representative offices in Taipei (Note: the
   country code "886" is omitted in the phone numbers below):
     _________________________________________________________________

   American Institute in Taiwan (the United States of America)
          No. 7, Lane 134, Hsin-yi Rd., Sec. 3, Taipei, Taiwan
          Tel: (2)709-2000
          5th Floor, No. 2, Chung-cheng 3rd Rd., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
          Tel: (7)224-0154
          WWW: http://www.ait.org.tw/

   Australian Commerce and Industry Office
          Suite 2608, 26th Floor, International Trade Building,
             No. 333, Keelung Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei 110, Taiwan
          Tel: (2)720-2833 ext 641 or 605 (for passports officer)
          WWW: http://www.australia.org.tw/

   Austrian Trade Delegation (O"sterreichische Aussenhandelsstelle)
          Suite 608, No. 205, Tunhwa N. Rd., Taipei
          Tel: (2)715-5221
          Fax: (2)717-3242
          WWW: http://www.pristine.com.tw/AUSTRIA/
               http://www.wk.or.at/aw/atc/taipei/ (European Mirror Site)
          E-mail: ahst.taipei@asiaonline.net.tw

   Canada Trade Office in Taipei
          13th Floor, 365 Fu-hsing North Rd., Taipei 10483, Taiwan
          Tel: (2)547-9500
          Fax: (2)712-7244
          WWW: http://www.ctot.org.tw/


    (T. 7) Where can I find the representative offices for Taiwan in other
    countries?

   Theoretically the representative offices of a country should be called
   "embassies", which are usually located in the capitals of the residing
   countries, while those offices in the other major cities are called
   "consulates". However, due to the diplomatic difficulties faced by
   Taiwan, Republic of China, most of these offices have alternative
   names. A partial listing of these offices are shown in the end of the
   answer part for this question. For a complete listing of the
   representative offices all over the world, please check out

   gopher://serv.hinet.net:70/11/government/department/EY/mofa/roc

   for a listing updated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

   Note that for tourists from some eligible countries, including
   Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Japan,
   Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the
   United Kingdom, and the United States, waiver of visa are now good for
   14 days for free, or you can apply a land visa upon arrival for 30
   days for NT$ 1,500 (approximately US$ 60.00). Please check the WWW
   page at

   http://www.taipei.org/whatsnew/visa.htm

   for details.
     _________________________________________________________________

   Embassy of the Republic of China, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

          1147 Schoeman Street, Hatfield, Pretoria 0083
          Tel: (27-12)43-6071~3
          P.O. Box 649, Pretoria 0001 (Mailing address)

          Office of the Press Counsellor
          Ground Floor, Momentum Building, 12 Baker Street,
          Rosebank 2196, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa
          Tel: (11)788-0249
          Fax: (11)788-0203
          E-mail: roc-rsa@global.co.za
          WWW: http://south-africa.roc-taiwan.org.uk/

   Embassy of the Republic of China, Vatican City, Holy See

          Ambasciata Della Republica di Cina
          Presso la Santa Sede
          Piazza Delle Muse, 7
          00197 Roma, Italia
          Tel: (39-6)808-3166

   Embassy of the Republic of China, Belize City, Belize

          P.O. Box 1020,
          Belize City, Belize
          Tel: (501-2)78744

   Embassy of the Republic of China, San Jos'e, Republic of Costa Rica

          Del I.C.E. de San Pedro, 700 metros Sur,
          Carretera lateral izquierda
          (Contiguo Bar Zapoticos)
          San Jos'e, Costa Rica, C.A.
          Tel: (506)224-8180

   Embassy of the Republic of China, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

          Edificio Palic Primer Piso
          Ave. Abraham Lincoln, Esq. Jos'e
          Amado Soler,
          Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
          Tel: (809)562-5555

   Embassy of the Republic of China, El Salvador

          Paseo General Escalon No. 5333,
          Condominio Penthouse 7 Piso,
          Colonia Escal'on
          San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A.
          Tel: (503)298-3464, 298-1789

   Embassy of the Republic of China, Guatemala City, Republic of Guantemala

          4a Avenida "A" 13-25,
          Zona 9, Guatemala City,
          Guatemala C.A.
          Tel: (502)339-0711~5

   Embassy of the Republic of China, Port-au-Prince, Republic of Haiti

          2, Rue Canape Vert et Ruelle Riviere,
          Port-au-Prince,
          Haiti
          Tel: (509)45-0363

   Embassy of the Republic of China, Tegucigalpa, Republic of Honduras

          Colonia Lomas del Guijarros,
          Calle Eucaliptos No. 3750,
          Tegucigalpa, M.D.C.
          Honduras, C.A.
          Tel: (504)311-484

   Embassy of the Republic of China, Managua, Republica of Nicaragua

          Planes de Altamira, Lotes #19 y 20,
          Frente de la Cancha de Tenis,
          Managua 5, Nicaragua
          Apartado Postol 4653
          Tel: (505)267-4024

   Embassy of the Republic of China, Panama City, Republic of Panama

          Edificio Torre Banco Union
          10=Piso
          Ave. Samuel Lewis
          Panama, Republica de Panama
          Tel: (507)223-3424

   Embassy of the Republic of China, Asunci'on, Republic of Paraguay

          Avenida Mcal. L'opez 1133,
          Asunci'on, Paraguay
          Tel: (595-21)213-362

   Consulate-General of the Republic of China, Cape Town, Republic of
          South Africa

          1004, 10th Floor, Main Tower
          Standard Bank Center
          Foreshore, Cape Town
          Republic of South Africa
          Tel: (27-21)418-1188

   Consulate-General of the Republic of China, Johannesburg, Republic of
          South Africa

          10th Floor, Safren House
          19 Ameshoff St.
          Braamfontein, Johannesburg
          2001, Republic of South Africa
          Tel: (27-11)403-3281

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Australia

          Unit 8, Tourism House
          40 Blackall Street
          Barton, Canberra
          ACT 2600, Australia
          Tel: (61-6)273-3344

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Melbourne, Australia

          Level 38, 120 Collins Street,
          Melbourne, VIC 3000
          Australia
          Tel: (61-3)9650-8611

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Sydney, Australia

          Suite 1902, Level 19
          M.L.C. Centre, King St.
          Sydney, N.S.W. 2000, Australia
          Tel: (61-2)9223-3207

   Chung Hwa Travel Service Hong Kong

          4th Floor, Lippo Tower
          Lippo Centre, No. 89,
          Queensway, Hongkong
          Tel: (852)2525-8315

   Taipei Economic and Trade Office, Jakarta, Indonesia

          7th Floor, Wisma Dinarmala, Sakti
          Jl. Jend Sudirman No. 32
          Jakarta 10220, Indonesia
          Tel: (62-21)570-3047

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan

          20-2, Shiroganedai 5-Chome
          Minato-Ku, Tokyo 108, Japan
          Tel: (81-3)3280-7811

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Osaka

          Tel: (81-6)443-8481

   Yokohama Branch, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in
          Japan

          2nd Floor, Asahiseime Yokohama Bldg.
          No. 60 Nihonohdori, Nakaku,
          Yokohama, Japan
          Tel: (81-45)641-7730

   Fukuoka Branch, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in
          Japan

          3rd Floor, Sun Life Building III,
          5-19, 2-chome, Hakataeki Higashi, Hakata-ku,
          Fukuoka, Japan
          Tel: (81-92)473-6656

   Taipei Trade and Tourism Office, Macau

          EDF Commercial Central 15 Andar
          Avenida Infante D. Henrique
          No. 60-64, Macau
          Tel: (853)30-6282

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

          9.01 Level 9, Amoda Building
          22, Jalan Imbi,
          55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
          Tel: (60-3)242-5549, 241-0015

   Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, New Zealand

          21F, 105 The Terrace
          Wellington, New Zealand
          Tel: (64-4)473-6474

   Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, Auckland, New Zealand
          11th Floor, Norwich Union House,
          Cnr Queen and Durham Streets,
          Auckland, New Zealand
          Tel: (64-9)303-3903

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines

          28th Floor, Pacific Star Bldg.
          Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue
          Corner Makati Avenue
          Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
          Tel: (63-2)892-1381

   Taipei Representative Office in Singapore, Republic of Singapore

          460 Alexandra Road
          #23-00 PSA Building
          Singapore 119963
          Tel: (65)278-6511

   Taipei Economic and Trade Office in Thailand

          10th, Kian Gwan Building (1)
          140 Witthayu Road, Bangkok, Thailand
          Tel: (66-2)251-9393

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Hanoi, Vietnam

          2D Van Phuc, BA dinh distric
          Hanoi, Vietnam
          Tel: (844)823-4402, 843-0603

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

          117B Nguyen Dinh Chinh, Quan Phu Nhuan, TPHCM
          Tel: (84-8)845-8651

   Taipei Mission in Korea, Seoul, Korea

          6FL., Kwanghwamoon Bldg.,
          211 Sejong-Ro, Chong Ro-ku,
          Seoul, Korea 110-050
          Tel: (82-2)399-2767/70

   Trade Mission of the Republic of China, Suva, Republic of Fiji

          6th Floor, Pacific House,
          Butt Street, Suva,
          Republic of Fiji
          Tel: (679)315-922

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brunel Darussalam

          No. 5, Simpang 1006,
          Jalan Tutong, B.S. Begawan,
          Brunel Darussalam
          Tel: (673-2)653-410

   Trade Mission of the Republic of China (on Taiwan), Port Moresby, Papua
   New Guinea

          6th Floor, Defense Haus,
          Hunter St., Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
          Tel: (675)321-2922

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Phnom Penh,
   Cambodia

          No. 15 bis, Sokun Meanbon Street,
          Sangkat Phsar Themi 3,
          Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh,
          Cambodia
          Tel: (855-23)72-5908

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in New Delhi

          3A Palam Marg,
          Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110057
          Tel: (91-11)611-6882

   Trade Mission of the Republic of China, Port Louis, Mauritius

          5th Floor, British American Insurance Building,
          25, Pope Hennessy Street,
          Port Louis, Mauritius
          Tel: (230)212-8534

   The Trade Mission of the ROC (Taiwan) Lagos, Federal Republic of Nigeria

          292E, Ajose Adeogun Street,
          Victoria Island Annex,
          Lagos, Nigeria
          Tel: (234-1)261-6350

   Oficina Comercial de Taiwan, Buenos Aires, Republica de Argentina

          Av. de Mayo 654, 4 Piso
          1084, Capital Federal, Argentina
          Tel: (54-1)334-0653

   Oficina Comercial-Consular de la Rep'ublica de China, Bolivia

          Calacoto, Calle 12, NO. 7978,
          La paz, Rep'ublica de Bolivia
          Tel: (591-2)797-307, 799-025

   Escritorio Economico e Cultural de Taipei, Brasil

          SEPN W3/Norte-Quadra 513-Bloco D-n 30
          Edificio Imperador-1 andar-Salas 121/131
          CEP 70760-545 Brasilia-DF-Brasil
          Tel: (55-61)349-1218

   Escritorio Economico e Cultural de Taipei, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

          Rua Voluntarios da patria,
          45 Sala 405 CEP, 270-000
          Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brasil
          Tel: (55-21)286-0039

   Escritorio Economico e Cultural de Taipei, Sao Paulo, Brasil

          Av. Paulista, 2073-Ed. Horsa II,
          Conj. 1023 e 1204-12 andar,
          01211-840-Sao Paulo, SP
          Brasil
          Tel: (55-11)285-6194

   Oficina Econ'omica y Cultural de Taipei, Santiago, Rep'ublica de Chile

          Burgos 345, Las Condes,
          Santiago, Chile
          Tel: (56-2)228-2919, 228-3185

   Oficina Economica y Cultural de Taipei en Mexico

          Paseo de la Reforma 905
          Lomas de, Chapultepec, CP11000
          Mexico D.F.
          Mexico
          Tel: (525)520-7851

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Institute of Chinese Culture,
   Vienna, Austria

          Praterstr. 31/15 OG
          A-1020 Wien, Austria
          Tel: (43-1)212-4720~4

   Taipei Representative Office in Belgium

          Avenue des Arts 41
          1040 Bruxelles, Belgium
          Tel: (32-2)511-0687

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Prague, Czech Republic

          Revolucni 13,
          11000, Praha I,
          Czech Republic
          Tel: (42-2)2480-3257, 2480-3267

   Taipei Representative Office in Denmark

          Amaliegade 3, 2 F
          1256 Copenhagen K
          Denmark
          Tel: (45)3393-5152

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Helsinki, Finland

          Aleksanterinkatu 17, 4th Floor,
          00100, Helsinki, Finland
          Tel: (358-9)6969-2420

   Bureau de Representation de Taipei en France

          78, rue de I'UNIVERSITE
          75007 Paris, France
          Tel: (33-1)4439-8820

          Service d'Information
          E-mail: tien@imaginet.fr
          Tel: (33-1)4439-8843
          Fax: (33-1)4439-8872
          WWW: http://france.roc-taiwan.org.uk/

   Taipei Wirtschafts-und Kulturburo Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany

          Villichgasse 17/IV
          53177 Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany
          Tel: (49-228)36-4014~8

   Taipei Wirtschafts-und Kulturburo Berlin, FRG

          Berliner Str. 55,
          D-10713 Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany
          Tel: (49-30)861-2574, 2576

   Taipei Wirtschafts-und Kulturburo Hamburg, FRG

          Mittelweg 144
          20148 Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany
          Tel: (49-40)44-7788

   Taipei Wirtschafts-und Kulturburo Munchen, FRG

          Tengstrasse 38/2. Stock
          80796 Munchen, Federal Republic of Germany
          Tel: (49-89)271-6061
          E-mail: gio.muc@t-online.de
          WWW: http://germany.roc-taiwan.org.uk/

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Athens, Greece

          57, Marathonnodromon Ave.
          154 52 Psychico, Athens, Greece
          Tel: (30-1)677-6750

   Taipei Representative Office in Ireland

          1st Floor, 10-11
          South Leinster Street,
          Dublin 2, Ireland
          Tel: (353-1)678-5413

   Ufficio di Rappresentanza di Taipei in Italia

          Via Panama 22 P 1, Int. 3,
          00198 Roma, Italia
          Tel: (39-6)884-1362

   Taipei Representative Office, Budapest, Hungary

          1088 Budapest
          Rakoczi ut 1-3/III em.
          Hungary
          Tel: (36-1)266-2884

   Taipei Mission in the Republic of Latvia

          Room 602, 2 Elizabetes Street
          Riga, LV 1340, Latvia
          Tel: (371)732-1166

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Luxembourg

          50, route d'Esch, Luxembourg-Ville
          L-1470 Grand-Duche de Luxembourg
          Tel: (352)444-772~4

   Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands

          Javastraat 46-48
          2585 AR, The Hague
          The Netherlands
          Tel: (31-70)346-9438

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Oslo, Norway

          Riddervolds gate 3
          0258 Oslo, Norway
          Tel: (47)2255-5471

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Warsaw, Poland

          4th Floor, Koszykowa St. 54
          00-675 Warszawa,
          Poland
          Tel: (48-22)630-8438

   Centro Econ'omico e Cultural de Taipei, Lisboa, Portugal

          Rua Castilho 65, 1 Andar Dto.
          1250 Lisboa, Portugal
          Tel: (351-1)386-0617, 386-0763

   Oficina Econ'omica y Cultural de Taipei, Madrid, Espana

          C/Rosario Pino 14-16, piso 18, Dcha.
          28020 Madrid, Spain
          Tel: (34-1)571-4729

          Division de Prensa
          Tel: (34-1)571-3267
          Fax: (34-1)571-3799
          E-mail: infotai@greentek.com
          WWW: http://spain.roc-taiwan.org.uk/

   Taipei Mission in Sweden

          Wenner-Gren Centre, 18tr.
          Sveavagen 166
          S-113 46 Stockholm, Sweden
          Tel: (46-8)728-8513

   Delegation Culturelle et Economique de Taipei, Lausanne, Suisse

          Monbijoustrasse 30
          3011 Berne, Suisse
          Tel: (41-31)382-2927

   Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.

          50 Grosvenor Gardens
          London SW1W OEB, England, United Kingdom
          Tel: (171)396-9152 (Public Affairs Division)

          Press Division of Taipei Representative Office in the UK
          Tel: (171)396-9152
          Fax: (171)396-9151
          E-mail: presstro@netcomuk.co.uk
          WWW: http://www.roc-taiwan.org.uk/uk/index.htm

   Taipei Economic and Trade Office in Tel Aviv

          270 Hayarkon Street
          Tel Aviv 63505 Israel
          Tel: (972-3)544-0250

   Taipei Commercial Representative Office in the State of Kuwait

          House No. 18, Block 6, Street No. 111
          A1-Jabriah, State of Kuwait
          Tel: (965)533-9988

   Representative Office in Moscow for the Taipei-Moscow Economic &
          Cultural Coordination Commission

          24/2 Tverskaya St., Korpus 1, Gate 4, 3rd Floor,
          Moscow 103050, Russian Federation
          Tel: (7095)956-3786
          E-mail: taixin@aha.ru
          WWW: http://russia.roc-taiwan.org.uk/

   The Trade Mission of the ROC Lagos, Federal Republic of Nigeria

          292E, Ajose Adeogun Street
          Victoria Island Annex, Lagos, Nigeria
          Tel: (234-1)61-6350
          P.O. Box 80035 (Mailing address)
          Victoria Island Annex, Lagos, Nigeria

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the Kingdom of
   Saudi Arabia

          Diplomatic Quarter
          Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
          Tel: (966-1)488-1900

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the Kingdom of
   Saudi Arabia, Jeddah Office

          No. 15, Al-abaqerah Street,
          Rouwais Dist., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
          Tel: (966-2)660-2264, 665-7205

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Canada

          Suite 1960, World Exchange Plaza
          45 O'Conner Street
          Ottawa, Ont. K1P1A4, Canada
          Tel: (1-613)231-5080

          Cultural Division of TECO, Canada
          WWW: http://www.comnet.ca/~moecult/

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Toronto

          151 Yonge Street
          Suite 1202, Toronto,
          Ontario, Canada M5C2W7
          Tel: (1-416)369-9030

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Vancouver

          2008, Cathedral Place
          925 West Georgia Street
          Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6C3L2
          Tel: (1-604)689-4111

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United
          States

          4201 Wisconsin Ave. NW,
          Washington, DC 20016-2137, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-202)895-1800 (20 lines)

          Cultural Division of TECRO
          E-mail: dcmoeusa@haven.ios.com

          Information Division of TECO, Washington D.C.
          WWW: http://dc.roc-taiwan.org/

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Atlanta

          Suite 1290, Two Midtown Plaza
          1349 West Peachtree St. NE
          Atlanta, GA 30309, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-404)872-0123

          Information Division of TECO, Atlanta
          WWW: http://atlanta.roc-taiwan.org/

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Boston

          99 Summer St. Suite 801
          Boston, MA 02110, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-617)737-2050

          Cultural Division of TECO, Boston
          WWW: http://www.tiac.net/users/aliu/boston.html

          Information Division of TECO, Boston
          WWW: http://boston.roc-taiwan.org/

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Chicago

          Two Prudential Plaza, 57 & 58 Floor
          180 N. Stetson Ave.,
          Chicago, IL 60601, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-312)616-0100

          Cultural Division of TECO, Chicago
          Two Prudential Plaza
          180 N. Stetson Ave., 58th Floor
          Chicago, IL 60601
          Tel: (1-312)616-0805, 616-1659
          Fax: (1-312)616-1499
          E-mail: chicul@dial.cic.net
          WWW: http://www2.cic.net/~chicul/

          Information Division of TECO, Chicago
          WWW: http://chicago.roc-taiwan.org/

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Honolulu

          2746 Pali Highway
          Honolulu, HI 96817, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-808)595-6347

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Houston

          Eleven Greenway Plaza
          Suite 2006
          Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-713)626-7445
          WWW: ftp://ftp.neosoft.com/pub/users/c/cjliu/houcd.htm
          E-mail: cjliu@neosoft.com

          Cultural Division of TECO, Houston
          WWW: http://www.houstoncul.org/

          Information Division of TECO, Houston
          WWW: http://houston.roc-taiwan.org/

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Kansas City

          3100 Broadway, Suite 800
          Kansas City, MO 64111, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-816)531-1298

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Los Angeles

          3731 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 700
          Los Angeles, CA 90010, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-213)389-1215

          Cultural Division of TECO, Los Angeles
          3660 Wilshire Blvd., #1050
          Los Angeles, CA 90010, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-213)385-0512
          Fax: (1-213)385-2197
          E-mail: tw@gus.net, lacd@gus.net
          WWW: http://www.tw.org/

          Information Division of TECO, Los Angeles
          WWW: http://la.roc-taiwan.org/

          Science Division of TECO, Los Angeles
          1499 Huntington Drive, Suite 402,
          South Pasadena, CA 91030
          Tel: (1-818)799-1122
          Fax: (1-818)799-2386
          WWW: http://www.sciencela.org/
          E-mail: lasd@sciencela.org

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Miami

          2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 610
          Coral Gables, FL 33134, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-305)443-8917

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, New York

          885, Second Ave., 47th Floor,
          New York, NY 10017, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-212)317-7300

          Cultural Division of TECO, New York
          1230 Ave. of the Americas, 2F
          New York, NY 10020, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-212)373-1823
          Fax: (1-212)373-1865
          WWW: http://chineseweb.cd-tecony.org,
               http://www.cultural-division.org/ny.htm
          E-mail: scchang@netcom.com, taipei@computel.com

          Information Division of TECO, New York
          WWW: http://www.taipei.org/
          E-mail: ROCTAIWAN@taipei.org

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, San Francisco

          555 Montgomery St., Suite 501
          San Francisco, CA 94111, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-415)362-7680

          Cultural Division of TECO, San Francisco
          530 Bush St., Suite 401
          San Francisco, CA 94108
          Tel: (1-415)398-4979
          Fax: (1-415)398-4992
          WWW: http://www.sfmoe.org/
          E-mail: sfmoe@ix.netcom.com

          Information Division of TECO, San Francisco
          WWW: http://sf.roc-taiwan.org/

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Seattle

          Westin Building, Suite 2410
          2001 Sixth Ave.
          Seattle, WA 98121, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-206)441-4586

   Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Guam

          Suite 505, Bank of Guam Bldg.,
          111, Chalan Santo Papa
          Agana, Guam 96910, U.S.A.
          Tel: (1-671)472-5865



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