4/5 - Good
StephanyJan 18, 2020
People are nice. Easy to travel with transportation and taxi
Taiwan’s second-largest city is changing its industrial focus and emerging as a modern hub of entertainment and culture.
Taiwan’s largest port, Kaohsiung, is a well-planned city with an eclectic mix of beaches, trendy cafés and historic sites. Its wide streets and harbor-side parks make it feel less congested than the island's capital, enticing many travelers to stay for longer than they originally planned.
Take a leisurely walk along the Love River, a former open sewer that has been transformed into a promenade lined with trees and sidewalk cafés. Check out the stores in Dream Mall, the second-biggest shopping mall in Asia. With an eye-catching Ferris Wheel on its rooftop, this massive mall is visible from almost all areas of the city.
Catch a ferry to Cijin Island, a thin district projecting right into Kaohsiung Harbor. This area is home to a busy retail and dining strip, known for its fantastic seafood. Walk along the sandy shoreline, go for a swim and bike around the island. Don’t miss the views from the top of the lighthouse.
Save time for the remarkable collection of temples, pavilions and pagodas set on the edge of Lotus Pond. This man-made lake is surrounded by a group of brightly colored and unusual monuments, including the Dragon and Tiger pagodas. Visitors are advised to enter through the enormous dragon’s mouth on one side, and exit through the tiger mouth on the other in order to symbolically transform their bad luck into good.
Head to the Old British Consulate in the late afternoon to watch the sunset. Set on a hill overlooking Kaohsiung Harbor, this 19th-century mansion has been converted into a pleasant café and museum.
Travel just outside the city to Fo Guang Shan, one of Taiwan’s most beautiful Buddhist monasteries. This serene complex, perched on Fo Guang Mountain, is home to grottoes, gardens, pavilions and hundreds of Buddha statues.
Kaohsiung is 4 to 5 hours away from Taipei by bus or 1.5 to 2 hours by high-speed rail. Metro and bus systems are available within the city, but it can also be enjoyable to explore by bike, with many special lanes allocated for cyclists.
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Enjoy the popular shops in Kaohsiung City Centre. Liuhe Night Market is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Kaohsiung Formosa Boulevard Station or Sinyi Elementary School Station to see more of Kaohsiung.
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Get to know Zuoying District and its many features like its mountain views and restaurants. You might want to explore sights like Lotus Pond and Love River, and you can jump on the metro at Ecological District Station or Xinzuoying Station to get around the city.
Noted for its art galleries and waterfront views, there's plenty to explore in Yancheng District. Top attractions like Pier-2 Art Center and Love River are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Yanchengpu Station or Dayi Pier-2 to see more of the city.
Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Sinsing District. If sightseeing is on the list, Liuhe Night Market is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Kaohsiung Formosa Boulevard Station or Sinyi Elementary School Station to see more of the area.
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Well-liked for its restaurants and museums, Xiaogang is worth a visit. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Kaohsiung Astronomical Museum and Jing Yuan Farm and Leisure, and jump on the metro at Siaogang Station to get around the city.
Noted for its shopping and waterfront views, there's plenty to explore in Lingya District. Top attractions like 85 Sky Tower and Love River are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Culture Center Metro Station or Wukuaicuo Station to see more of the city.
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Discover the intriguing gems scattered around this vast body of water, from mythical dragons and tigers to a scenic wetland area.
You can spend time browsing the exhibits at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in Kaohsiung. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.
Find out about the history of Kaohsiung when you spend time at Former British Consulate at Takao. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.
Walk along the banks of Kaohsiung’s cultural core, where you will find a night market, a harbor and scenic parks.
Get a sense of the tastes, sounds and smells of Taiwan in this buzzing night market full of stalls selling local delicacies.
Enjoy the excitement at E-DA Themepark and see why people love this amusement park in Kaohsiung. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.
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Join this romantic Taiwan tour that will start by spend a time at the famous Love River. At Love River, you can choose to take a boat (at night) or just relax by the side of the river.
If you are on vacation to Taiwan, especially in the city of Kaohsiung - where you often spend time in the city with the crowd. It would be better for you to take the Cijin Island Tour to unwind in the city of Kaohsiung.
Kaohsiung is the largest city and has the second most population in Taiwan. This city is a port city that serves as a gateway for goods entering or leaving the country. As a tropical part of Taiwan, this city has a variety of tourist attractions from lakes, beaches, hot springs and has a variety of local fruits.
8:30AM meet your tour guide at your Tainan hotel lobby. Tainan is the old capital in Taiwan where you can find several important historical sites. During this one-day tour, Anping Old Street is the beginning of everything.
Verified travelerSep 25, 2019
A lot of places to visit but the weather was super hot and humid during our stay which was mid Sept.