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New Taipei City

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About New Taipei City

With a population of approximately four million, New Taipei City is the most populous city in Taiwan. It surrounds Taipei City, and is divided into 29 districts, spanning an area of over 2,000 square kilometers, with a coastline that runs more than 120 kilometers long. The northern and northeastern coastlines boast a rich variety of coastal sceneries. The southern region is an extension of the Xueshan (literally, “Snow Mountain”), situated northwest of the Central Mountain Range. The many mountains and valleys lend New Taipei City a unique inland landscape. New Taipei City boasts the largest number of attractions in Taiwan. Some of the most notable attractions and historic monuments are: Jiufen on the hills, Pingxi Chinese Lanterns, Yehliu, Tamsui, and the Lin Family Mansion and Garden in Banqiao.  


Topography and climate: A tropical monsoon climate with ample rainfall evenly distributed throughout the year. The average lowest temperature in January is 12.4 degrees Celsius, and the average highest temperature in July is 33.6 degrees Celsius.


Transportation: New Taipei City are noted for its far-reaching, convenient transportation services. All attractions can be reached within one hour's drive from downtown, which is only a 30-minute drive from Taoyuan International Airport.