ECC 2020

24th Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography.
Taipei, Taiwan, Oct 28–30, 2020
(With an Isogenies School Oct. 26–27)

Tourism

Taipei

Sitting at the northern tip of Taiwan, Taipei City is surrounded by the municipality of New Taipei City. Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan, and one of the major hubs of the Chinese-speaking world. Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area. Railways, high-speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island. The city is served by two airports: Taipei Songshan (TSA) and Taiwan Taoyuan (TPE). Taipei also boasts a lot of world-class performance venues, where you can enjoy world-class theater and concert events. The city also offers a wide range of other diversions such as shopping malls, live-music bars, quality hotels, nightclubs and exotic restaurants.

Weather

Taipei City has a warm and humid climate with hot summers and no dry season. The month of October is characterized by decreasing daily high temperatures, with average daily temperatures ranging from 20 to 26 degrees Celsius. Taipei is extremely suitable for traveling, as the annual average temperature is a comfortable 22 with lowest temperatures ranging from 12 to 17 degrees Celsius (54-63 Fahrenheit). Please visit Taipei City Weather for more details.

Taipei Main Tourist Attractions

National Palace Museum (國立故宮博物館)

The collection of cultural artifacts held inside the National Palace Museum comprises an enormous treasure trove of objects from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties of China. Thirteen years after Qing, the last imperial dynasty of China, was overthrown, the last Qing Emperor Puyi was driven out of his Forbidden City in Beijing. The cultural artifacts left within the palaces were collectively itemized; the collection today at the National Palace Museum makes up about a quarter of that collection by volume. Please visit the website of the National Palace Museum for more information.

Taipei 101 (台北101)

Taipei 101, with a mass of shops on the lower floors, incorporate many top brands under the LVMH group. Taipei 101 Mall has gathered together the finest in fashion and refined dining from around the world. After buying tickets, visitors may watch the multimedia show or visit the souvenir Shop before riding the elevators. Taipei 101 observatory’s elevators are Guinness Record-breaking high-speed pressurized elevators in 2004, with a speed of 1010 meters per minute. It takes only 37 seconds to reach the 89th Floor. Please visit the website of Taipei 101 for more information.

Raohe Night Market (饒河夜市)

One of the most popular night markets in Taipei City is the Raohe Street Night Market. Bargaining for something you like makes an exciting shopping experience. The most special feature here is the variety of local snacks, including pork feet, noodle string, beef noodle soup, herbal stew of ribs, bubble tea, etc. You may also enjoy some exotic food, such as Aladdin’s India and Pakistani cuisines. Please visit the travelking website on Raohe nightmarket for more information and this picture gallery for some impressions.

(Pronunciation guide: The pinyin R sounds like the "s" in "visual", the Polish "rz", or the French "J".)

Longshan Temple (龍山寺, Liong-san-shi)

Longshan (Lung-Shan) Temple, or is located in the Manka district of Taipei. It was founded in 1738 and dedicated to the Guanshiyin Budda (Kuan'seyin Po'sak, a sinicized-Buddhist Goddess of Mercy) and other divine spirits. Due to natural disasters and other damages, the temple have been restored for several times. There are traditional streets/shops, antique shops, Buddhists article shops, and Chinese medicine shops surrounding the temple. These places are great to visit due to their richness in folk art. Please visit the travelking website on Longshan Temple for more information.

Maokong Gondola (貓空纜車)

Maokong Gondola is a gondola lift transportation system in Taipei, Taiwan. Opened on 4 July 2007, operating between Taipei Zoo and Maokong. The 4.3 km (2.7 miles) line has four stations. Maokong has evolved into a favorite tourist destination for locals and visitors. It is famous for the tea plantations and tea houses and dining restaurants. Please visit the Maokong Gondola website for more information.