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Travel Information

There are three international airports in Taiwan. However, to reach the conference venue-Kenting, the most recommended airport as your final destination would be the Kaohsiung International Airport (IATA code: KHH), since it is located 2 hours drive away from the conference venue. From the airport, you can take the city bus (one way fare is 421 Taiwan dollars, TWD) that travels directly to Kenting and has the final stop (terminal) located right in front of the Howard Beach Resort. The drive time for the bus is 2.5 hours. You may also take a taxi from the airport right in front of the terminal building which takes about 90 mins for the drive to the conference site. The fares are approximately 2,200 TWD (equivalently 70 USD or 50 Euro) one way. More details regarding the transportation can be found at https://www.kia.gov.tw/English/

(In addition, you may also plan your travel to arrive at the Taipei Sungshan International Airport (TSA) or the Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at Taipei. If you are the first time to visit Taiwan, we will suggest that you plan your travel to stay at Taipei City, the capital of Taiwan, for 1-2 days to enjoy the culture there. From the Taipei City, you can take the Taiwan High Speed Rail to arrive at the Kaohsiung Zuoying High Speed Rail Station in 100 mins. From the station, you can then take the Kenting Express Bus directly to Howard Beach Resort, with the terminal located right in front of Howard Resort, in less than 2 hours. Just exit from Exit 2 of High Speed Rail Station and you will find the Bus ticket booth selling you the ticket and showing you where to get on the bus. The bus runs from 8:30 to 19:00 daily with one bus for every 15-30 mins. One way fare is 413 TWD.)

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The following International Air Routes are available at the Kaohsiung International Airport:

International Air Routes:

Airlines

Air Routes

Air Busan Busan
Air Canada Incheon
Air Macau Macau
Airasia Kuala Lumpur
All Nippon Airways KansaiĦBNaritaĦBFukuoka
American Airlines Narita
Asiana Air BusanĦBIncheon
Bangkok Airlines Bangkok
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong
China Airlines NanchangĦBHong KongĦBManilaĦBShanghaiĦBShenzhenĦBIncheonĦBHoChiMinh      ĦBKansaiĦBNaritaĦBKumamotoĦBOkinawaĦBHanoiĦBBeijingĦBSingaporeĦBNew ChitoseĦBBangkok
China Eastern Airlines NanjingĦBNanchangĦBWuxiĦBWuhan
Delta Air Lines NaritaĦBKansai
Eva Air GuangzhouĦBShanghaiĦBMacauĦBKansaiĦBNingboĦBIncheonĦBNaritaĦBTianjinĦBFukuoka
Far Eastern FuzhouĦBXiamenĦBHaikou
Hawaiian Airlines Narita
Japan Airlines KansaiĦBNaritaĦBKumamotoĦBOkinawaĦBNew Chitose
Jeju Air IncheonĦBBusanĦBJeju
Jetstar Pacific Airlines Da Nang
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai
Klm Royal Dutch Airlines Singapore
Korean Air Lines Incheon
Mandarin Hong KongĦBXiamenĦBHang ZhouĦBChangsha
Peach OkinawaĦBKansai
Philippines Airasia CebuĦBClarkĦBManila
Scoot SingaporeĦBKansai
Silkair Singapore
Singapore Airlines Singapore
Spring Airlines NingboĦBShanghai
Thai Airways International Bangkok
Thai Smile Airways Bangkok
Tigerair Taiwan MacauĦBKansaiĦBNaritaĦBFukuokaĦBNagoyaĦBOkinawa
T'way Airlines IncheonĦBBusan
Uni Airways QingdaoĦBKunmingĦBFuzhouĦBWuxiĦBHang Zhou
Vietjet Air HochiminhĦBHanoi
Vietnam Airlines HochiminhĦBHanoi

Xiamen Airlines

QuanzhouĦBXiamenĦBFuzhou

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Other useful information

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

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People and Language
Taiwan has a population of 23 million and is a multilingual land (major languages: Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, and Austronesian languages).

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Climate at Kenting
The average monthly temperature of Kenting ranges from 20˘XC to 25˘XC in winter to around 28˘XC in summer. Kenting enjoys warm weather all year round.

Month

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Temp (oC)

20.7

21.4

23.2

25.2

27.0

27.9

28.4

28.1

27.4

26.3

24.3

21.7

Rain (mm)

17.9

24.6

20.6

36.5

158.4

374.1

401.8

460.8

330.9

116.5

54.4

25.9

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Currency
Taiwan official currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT or TWD). The current exchange rate is approximately 1 USD to 29 TWD; 1 EURO to 35 TWD (as at 2020/11). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at designated banks and hotels. Major credit cards such as American Express, Master Card, Visa, and Diners Club are accepted and traveler's checks may be cashed at foreign-exchange banks.

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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.

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Useful Links
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
http://www.boca.gov.tw/mp?mp=2

Taiwan Travel Information
https://eng.taiwan.net.tw/

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