Kaohsiung Currency Exchange Information


New Taiwan Dollars


The official currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollars (NTD or NT$)


Money Exchange (Cash)


In Taiwan one can exchange currency at either banks, big shopping malls, or hotels.
Banks exchange counters are available at the Airport before customs (after immigration but before customs), and in the arrival halls.  A few of them open 24 hours.
In Kaohsiung city, banks are usually open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Big mall currency exchange counters are open during mall hours and on weekends.
Remember to bring your passport as ID as it is required for all currency exchanges in Taiwan.
You can also buy New Taiwan Dollars (NT$) at home from your bank before getting on to the plane for Taipei.


Credit Cards


Your credit card provides you a good exchange rate for purchases in the Taiwan.
Please check beforehand with your bank for additional fees for using your card in a foreign country.
Major credit cards including AMEX, Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted in major Kaohsiung area establishments.




ATM machines allows cash withdrawal in local New Taiwan Dollars (NT$) using international credits cards like Visa/Plus and Mastercard/Cirrus. Please check with your bank for any additional fees for using your ATM card in a foreign country.


Traveler's Cheques


Traveler's cheques are accepted by hotels, banks, and mall currency exchange counters in the Taiwan.
Traveler cheques may be subject to a fee.


Taiwan Currency Tips for Travelers


- Always have NT$ cash on hand as many small places or cabs will take cash only.
- Before leaving Taiwan, exchange any Taiwan Dollars (NT$) to US$ or another major currency as it is difficult to exchange NT$ outside of Taiwan especially small bills.