References: Useful Information 


Useful Website


Taiwan Tourisum Bureau


Taichung Traveling Net


Government Information Office, Republic of China


Encyclopedia for Foreigners


Useful Phone Numbers

NCHU Emergency Call (24 Hours)


Emergency TEL - Police


Emergency TEL - Fire, Ambulance


Internet Fraud Complaint Center


Information For Foreigners


Immigration Agency



Public Phones

Public phones are widely available. Public phones in Taiwan are divided primarily into two types. Coin phones, being the first type, accept coins in NT$1, NT$5, and NT$10 denomination. Phone cards can be stored with designated value, and used all over Taiwan. The cards are sold at railway, bus stations or convenience stores. When making local calls, it is not necessary to dial the area code.


International Call

How to make an international call?

International calls can be made by dialling:

002 + country code + area code (leaving out “0” in front of the area code) + local number. Besides 002, one can also dial 019.


How to make an economical international call?

Chunghwa Telecom provides Pre-paid Cards and International E-call Cards of different denominations (NT$200, NT$300 and NT$500). They can be purchased at Chunghwa Telecom, 7-11, Hi-life convenience stores, or post offices.

Try Chunghwa Telecom ( for more specific details.