The second largest town in Taiwan, Kaohsiung is the center of refining, shipbuilding, manufacturing, and other industries, both heavy and light ones. Besides, this city offers several sites for your holiday destination; giving you more experiences in modern and old atmosphere.
Historically, Kaohsiung was firstly founded nearly in the end of 17th century. Its name was Takau at that time; which means literally ‘beat the dog’. The name Kaohsiung was taken when China controlled Taiwan. Later, it became a municipality in 1 July 1979.
What to See in Kaohsiung
Great options to visit in Kaohsiung will be Cijin District. This is a small island located in Kaohsiung Harbor serving as natural breakwater. In this part of the city, you can have various culinary experiences from many different restaurants. Here you can also see ChiHou lighthouse, Chihou fort, and Tianhou temple. Other objects you can visit in Kaohsiung are British consulate for beautiful scenery of the city, Dome of Light, Central Park, Fo-Kwang Shan the Buddhist monasteries, Shoushan the Monkey Mountain, and Dream Mall.
How and When to Get There
From Kaohsiung International Airport, you will need 20 minutes to get the city center. You can choose train, bus, or taxi to get there. To travel around, you can use scooter, bicycle, taxi, or just take a walk. Car and boat are also possible to take.
For enjoyable trip in Kaohsiung, it is recommended that you schedule it on October to January because the weather during that period is quite friendly; rather than the hot summer.