Pingtung County has a tropical monsoon climate. The whole territory is south of the Tropic of Cancer. The temperature difference throughout the year is not large. The annual average temperature is about 25.5 degrees Celsius. The hot climate lasts for nine months. It is known as the "tropical capital". Although the summer in Pingtung is very long, it does not mean the temperature is high and muggy. With the Taiwan Strait, the Bashi Channel and the Pacific Ocean, and the continuous blowing of the marine tropical monsoon, the sultry heat is adjusted. The average temperature in July is lower than that of other areas of Taiwan.
The barrier between the Dawu Mountains and the Central Mountains blocks the cold northeast monsoon. In addition, the latitude is low and the sunshine is sufficient so that the winter in Pingtung is not obvious. Except for a few days when the cold snap hits, the warm sunshine in the south is still there. To provide this land with a winter like the late spring sun, the average temperature in January, the coldest month of the year, is only about 19.5 degrees Celsius.
Entry and Exit Notices
ROC visas are divided into four types according to the purpose of entry and status of the applicant:
VISITOR VISA: It is a short-term visa that allows staying in Taiwan within 180 days.
RESIDENT VISA: It is a long-term visa that allows staying in Taiwan for more than 180 days.
ENTRY PERIOD (VALID UNTIL or ENTER BEFORE column on the visa): refers to the period for the visa holder to use the visa. For example, "VALID UNTIL (or ENTER BEFORE) APRIL 8, 1999" means after April 8, 1999, the visa will become invalid and the visa holder cannot continue to use it.
DURATION OF STAY: refers to the period of time that the visa holder can stay in Taiwan after using the visa, starting from 0:00 on the next day of entry.
The stay period is generally 14 days - 30 days - 60 days - 90 days and other types. Holders of visas with a stay period of more than 60 days without a restriction on their stay in Taiwan must apply for an extension to the service station of the Immigration Service from the Ministry of the Interior before its expiration date.
The residence visa does not add a period of stay: within 15 days from the day after entering the country or within 15 days from the date of the issuance of a reissued residence visa in Taiwan, apply for an Alien Residence Certificate and Re-entry Permit.
ENTRIES: divided into SINGLE and MULTIPLE.
VISA NUMBER: Passengers should fill in this column number in the entry registration form when entering the country.
Note: It refers to the code of the reason or status of the visa applicant applying for coming to Taiwan. The visa holder should engage in activities consistent with the purpose of the permit. (Visa remarks column code table)
Residents from certain countries can come to Taiwan without a visa. For more information, please refer to the regulations on visa-free and visa-on-arrival for foreigners in the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address: 3rd-5th Floor, No. 2-2, Section 1, Jinan Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City (Central Co-working Office Building)
Service hours: The processing time of the application counter for passports, visas and documents is from 08:30 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday (no break at noon) (no work on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
Exchange rate and currency value
The currency in circulation in Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar: the main circulating banknotes have denominations of 2000, 1000, 500, 200 and 100 yuan. Coins come in 50, 10, 5 and 1 yuan
There are two types of public telephones in Taiwan: coin-operated and card-operated.
Coin-operated public payphones accept 1, 5 or 10 yuan coins. Card-type public payphones are divided into the optical type and IC type. Optical type and IC type have denominations of 100 yuan, 200 yuan, 300 yuan, etc., and can be purchased at local railway stations or convenience stores.
Domestic public payphones are charged by the hour, and each billing fee will be charged NT$1. For local calls, NT$1 can be used for 1 minute of calls (Please refer to the Communication Costs for details).
The charge for each international direct dial call shall be calculated and charged according to the "International Call Charges" agreed in advance between the country of users and other countries (or regions). The fee is NT$5 each time (Please refer to the Communication Costs for details).
International Direct Dial (IDD)
Way to Pingtung
Take a flight to Taoyuan International Airport or Kaohsiung Xiaogang Airport. After arriving at the airport, you can go to Pingtung by high-speed railway, train, or car. For details, please check the official website of Taoyuan International Airport or Xiaogang Airport.
Take the high-speed train to Pingtung
Another way to travel to Pingtung from all over Taiwan is to take the Taiwan High-Speed Railway to Zuoying Station, and then transfer to the train to Pingtung, which takes about 40 minutes. Taiwan's high-speed rail network extends in all directions coming from Nangang, Taipei to Zuoying, Kaohsiung. You can save time and get to Pingtung easily and quickly.
Way to Pingtung
Take the train to Pingtung
Another way to travel to Pingtung from all over Taiwan is by railway. Its network extends in all directions and passes entire Taiwan, allowing you to save time and arrive in Pingtung easily and quickly. There are 17 stations in Pingtung with Pingtung and Chaozhou being highly appreciated which are accessible from the west or east.
Traffic in County
There are many passenger transport operators operating the Pingtung route, and the prices are affordable. In addition to the main and branch buses, there are also Taiwan Haoxing sightseeing buses and urban buses, which make your trip to Pingtung more convenient.
🔸Lime Green (Ligang Main Line)
🔸Red Bean (Wanluan-Donggang, Wanluan-Chaozhou Main Line)
🔸Royal Blue (Yanpu Main Line)
🔸Orange (Shuimen Line)
🔸Cocoa (Neipu-Shuimen Line, Neipu Main Line)
🔸Ocean Blue (Kenting Main Line)
Taxi tariffs in Pingtung County
Taxi fares in Pingtung County are calculated by meter according to regulations. The standard value is as follows:
Taxi start: 100 yuan per kilometer
1. Taxi start: 100 yuan per kilometer
2. Taxi 200m: 5 yuan
3. Taxi 1 hour: 5 yuan per 2.5 minutes when the speed is less than 5 kilometers
4. Night-time freight rate: From 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on the next day, the daytime rate will be added 20%.
(Freight rate for start-up at night: 120 yuan per kilometer
Freight rate for the continuous hop at night: 5 yuan per 167 meters
Timed tariff for night delay: 5 yuan per 125 seconds for speed below 5 kilometers)
5. Spring Festival plus freight rate: During the Spring Festival, it will be charged according to the meter, and an additional 50 yuan will be charged for the whole day.
The minimum number of additional days is 10 days (calculated from the end of the Spring Festival holiday). For 2022, the price will be applied from 28th January to 6th February (from 0:00 on 7th February 2022, normal fee will be restored)
To go to Xiaoliuqiu, a popular scenic spot in Pingtung, you need to take a passenger boat from the Tungliu Line Shipping Service Center. The sailing time is about 25-30 minutes by private transportation and 35-40 minutes by public transportation. The actual sailing time depends on the weather and walrus.
Outlying Island Transport Booking InformationTungliu Line Transportation Passenger Boat Joint Office/TF Express/Levco Sapphire Shipping/Pengliu Line Dapeng Bay Yacht/Dafu Liuqiu Shipping
508 Shen-Shan Tribe Travel Line
508 Shen-Shan Tribe Travel Line
This route is the 508 Shen-Shan Route tour bus, stopping at Guchuan Bridge, Shen-Shan Tribe Village, Wutai Tribe Village, and Rinari Tribe Village along the way. Please return to the bus according to the specified times after getting off the bus en route, and please show the ticket when getting on the bus.
508 Shen-Shan Route tour bus takes you for an in-depth visit to the indigenous people’s tribes, to experience the local folk customs and magnificent sceneries, to take you for a visit to the Rukai culture and spirit, as well as listen to the stories of the indigenous people’s tribes, offering you with a different experience!
Kenting Express Line
Kenting Express Line
Kending Express travels from Kaohsiung Zuoying Taiwan High Speed Rail Station to Kending and calls at Dapeng Bay, Fangliao, Checheng, Nanbaoli, Hengchun, and Nanwan Beach. In only 140 minutes travelers can arrive at tropical Kenting!
Dapeng Bay Liuqiu Route
9127D Dapeng Bay Liuqiu Route