A vibrant city in Taiwan, Kaohsiung

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A vibrant city in Taiwan, Kaohsiung
Known as a harbor city in Taiwan, Kaohsiung has the biggest port on the island. With year-round fine weather, cheap costs, convenient public transport, and gorgeous beaches, it’s no wonder this city is well loved by many people.

 
As Taiwan’s second largest city after Taipei, Kaohsiung is the lesser known travel destination most people overlook in favor of the capital. But beneath the cover of this sleepy seaside city lies a treasure trove of undiscovered gems.
  • Experience the local nightlife in Taiwan's famous night market

    Experience the local nightlife in Taiwan's famous night marketExperience the local nightlife in Taiwan's famous night market

    No trip to Kaohsiung is complete without paying the city’s night markets a visit. The heart of Kaohsiung beats in its night markets where food, shopping, and people come together on one long stretch of road. Prepare yourself for aroma bombs, long queues, awesome shopping, and unbelievable steals. Liuhe night market is the must-visit market in Kaohsiung.

  • Make a stop at Formosa dome of light

    Make a stop at Formosa dome of lightMake a stop at Formosa dome of light

    Right by the Liu He Night Market is Kaohsiung’s Formosa station. At first, it may seem like any old station in the world, but there is a secret beautiful gem waiting to be discovered. The station is home to the “Dome of Light”, an impressive glass work display that is the largest in the world. Designed by Italian artist Narcissus Quagliata, the colorful glasses tell the story of four elements: Water, Earth, Light, and Fire.

  • Explore Cijin Island

    Explore Cijin IslandExplore Cijin Island

    Cijin or Qijin Island is a small, narrow strip of an island just a short ferry ride away from Kaohsiung harbor. It’s a popular day trip destination known for its black sand beach, a few historical and religious structures, and the best seafood in Kaohsiung.

  • Take Selfies at Pier-2 Art Center

    Take Selfies at Pier-2 Art CenterTake Selfies at Pier-2 Art Center

    Pier-2 Art Center is the most notable of which was a giant 20-foot robot. The creative park is spread out over several buildings and warehouses by the wharf, making for a good 1-2 hours of mural hunting and selfie-taking. You’ll find a few interesting shops and cafes here as well.

  • Visit the Fo Guang Shan Monastery

    Visit the Fo Guang Shan MonasteryVisit the Fo Guang Shan Monastery

    Fo Guang Shan is the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. It covers an area of over 30 hectares and is comprised of university buildings, shrines, a cemetery, and a 36-meter tall statue of Amitabha Buddha. Tucked away on the top of a hill overlooking the Gaoping River Basin, this 100-hectare religious palace is the gathering ground for all who seek spiritual respite, fortune, and surprisingly, even fun-filled festivities during certain auspicious months.

  • Reverse Your Fortune at the Lotus Lake

    Reverse Your Fortune at the Lotus LakeReverse Your Fortune at the Lotus Lake

    Some people believe that luck is something you’re born with; others use all sorts of charms and talismans in efforts to change their luck. Even if you’re not one to be taken in by such superstitions, this one ritual is a must-try for all first-time visitors to Kaohsiung. Run into the dragon’s mouth, said no one ever - save for the locals in Kaohsiung. This auspicious custom has got locals and tourists running straight into the mouth of the dragon and out from the tiger’s mouth is said to reverse one’s fortune from bad to good.

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