Where is Kaohsiung Kaohsiung is located by the southern bay of Taiwan and neighbors Tainan and Pingtung. It is Taiwan’s second largest city, and is only 1.5 hours from Taipei by High Speed Rail. Kaohsiung has the most beautiful harbor view, and is full of surprises with its city charm and ecological culture. Kaohsiung has an abundant of natural and cultural resources, farms, forests, mountains and hot springs, suitable for multi-day trips to experience the warmth of southern Taiwan!
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Tour by LRT
For first-time visitors to Kaohsiung, take the LRT to Kaohsiung’s must-visit attractions and embark on a unique tour by enjoying the creative art of local youths. Visit Yancheng Old Street and savor delicacies such as duck rice, or take a boat for a river cruise.
Fongshan Ancient Military City
Fongshan has been an important military base and a political center for two hundred years. As you walk along Fongshan River, you will see the East Minor Gate and Xunfeng Fort of the Qing dynasty. Experience Taiwan villages in the early days by visiting the nearby Datie (Blacksmith) Street and Longshan Temple, and savor the local delicacies. Fongshan is an ancient military city suitable for strolling and cycling to learn about its history.
Zuoying Historical Tour
Zuoying has century-old shops, temples and monuments, military history and culture, and is conveniently located near the city center. The High-Speed Rail Station, located in Zuoying, makes it an ideal starting point for a tour! Walk on the historical alleys, enjoy the unique Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, and experience Kaohsiung from a different angle!
Experience slow food travel
Delicacies are one of the highlights of travel. Multi-ethnic Kaohsiung incorporates food culture of various places, establishing the characteristics of eastern Kaohsiung. On the mountain city route, enjoy Meinong’s Hakka culture and tea ceremony, while in the indigenous people route, venture into the mountain forest to experience the indigenous heritage. Eastern Kaohsiung is suitable for slow travel to experience the local lifestyle.Drive a car from the City to these places to savor slow food, visit Baolai Hot Spring, and enjoy a leisure tour.
Landscape and Ecology Tour
Gangshan, Yanchao, Alian and Tianliao are located in the central region of Kaohsiung, and Gangshan’s mutton hot pot and Yanchao’s guava are not to be missed delicacies famous in Taiwan. Tianliao has unique geological landscape, and visitors can enjoy a picturesque view of the mountains from Siaogangshan Skywalk Park, a must-visit attraction for those who love adventure.
There are 16 fishing ports along the tens of kilometers of coastline of Kaohsiung; the place has accumulated precious experiences in fishing villages. Besides learning about Kaohsiung’s unique fishing village culture, you can also savor seafood at the coastal area, or enjoy the sea view from a cafe, experiencing the charm of the ocean of Kaohsiung!
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