Kaohsiung City





  • Sizih Bay (Sizihwan)
  • Lianhai Rd., Gushan Dist.
  • Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00(Siziwan Beach)

Siziwan is known for its beautiful sunset and natural reefs, and the area includes scenic spots like the Siziwan Beach, Seaside Park, and the former British Consulate at Takao. National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) is located near the Siziwan Beach. You can walk through the main gate of NSYSU to enjoy the view of the sea, the sunset of the beach, or gaze over Kaohsiung Port. The inscription on the gate of the Shaochuan artillery position, currently classes as a third-grade national heritage site reads “Kaohsiung Town North Gate”. It was built at the same time as Cihou (Qihou) Fort, to cover different fields of fire.

  • The British Consulate at Takao
  • 20, Lianhai Rd., Gushan Dist.
  • Opening Hours: Week Days 09:00-19:00 Weekends 09:00-21:00

The British Consulate at Takao is a building in the British style which was constructed in 1879, and is situated beside Shaochuantou Wharf, with a mountain behind and the sea in front. It is the oldest extant modern Western building in Taiwan, and was also the first consulate the British government built in Taiwan. The consul's residence and consulate have been preserved in their entirety, as well as an old hiking trail which leads up the mountain. Here, where the sea and mountain meet, you can feast your eyes on Kaohsiung City, Cijin (Qijin) Fishing port and the fine scenery of Siziwan (The Sizih Bay).

  • Pier-2 Art Center
  • 1, Dayong Rd., Yancheng Dist.
  • Opening Hours: MON.-THU. 10:00-18:00 FRI. and Weekends10:00-20:00

Situated in the basin No. 3 of Kaohsiung Port, it has been made into a unique open art space, providing artists and students with an environment in which to express themselves, and has already become Kaohsiung's most popular cultural spot. All kinds of art activities are held irregularly in the District, bringing a rich artistic air to the port metropolis of Kaohsiung, and also bringing a new tide of southern art in Kaohsiung. The western railway line, which previously brought goods to the docks, has now become Kaohsiung's busiest cycling trail, and amazing works of art await discovery in the District's public spaces. Visitors can also go to the Hamasen Railway Cultural Park and witness how the passage of time has affected Kaohsiung's first railway station.

  • Hamasen Railway Cultural Park
  • 32, Gushan 1st Rd., Gushan Dist.
  • -SUN. 10:00-18:00 Closed MON.

Hamasen Railway Cultural Park was originally Kaohsiung Port Station, Kaohsiung's first railway station, and today has been transformed into the Takao Railway Museum. The railway has been preserved in its entirety; this is Taiwan's only century-old railway station whose railway is still usable. As well as the Museum, there is also an expansive green space, in which a dazzling bridge can be seen, rebuilt from a 38-year-old bridge. Extending from the Pier-2 Art Center to the Railway Culture Park, it has become a favorite of locals and foreign tourists alike.

  • Shoushan National Nature Park
  • 350, Wanshou Rd., Gushan Dist.
  • Open daily

Shoushan, also known as Chaishan and Dagoushan, is 365m above sea level and it's western side looks down on the Taiwan Strait. The whole park is six kilometers long, extending from Gushan District. Its unique limestone crag formations and coral reef vegetation bear traces of its precious history. Simultaneously, it also shelters many kinds of precious wild animal, insect, bird, reptile and an astounding variety of snails; of course, there is also the famous Formosan Macaque. An untouched natural and cultural treasure-house, Chaishan's old settlements stand by the sea, where people have burned wood for charcoal and fished since ancient times, and were also a place where bands of pirates gathered in the Ming and Qing dynasties. More recently, Chaishan has become a place for the public to explore paradise, marked out by its natural ecology and its own heavenly atmosphere.

  • Shoushan Lovers' Viewing Platform
  • 30, Jhongyi Rd., Gushan Dist.
  • Open daily

Beside Shoushan Martyr Shrine, there are 32 kinds of love declaration plaque on the platform, symbolizing the fact that love transcends national borders. There is also a piece of love-themed installation art, “Love megaphone” and three statues of macaques, which symbolize the three different stages of love: pursuit, passion and union. Look down and you will see breathtaking mountain and sea scenery and enchanting night scenery. The Lovers' Viewing Platform has become one of Kaohsiung's most iconic scenic spots.

  • Love River
  • Hedong Rd., Cianjhen Dist.
  • Open daily

Love River begins at Bagualiao in Kaohsiung City's Renwu District. It divides Kaohsiung City, into two. The Jianguo, Cisian and Jhongjheng Bridges connect the two sections and the river flows directly into the sea. Love River had originally been a shallow creek, which could only be crossed by ferry.

During the Japanese Colonial era it was dredged into a canal and named The Kaohsiung River. This was the first time the river had been given an official name. It was formally referred to as The Kaohsiung Waterway or The Kaohsiung Canal. In 1948, Love River Boat Company was opened near the Jhongjheng Bridge. This gave people the opportunity to row up and down the river. This became a particularly popular past for local couples and therefore acquiring the name - Love River. Love River is a very distinct river in Kaohsiung. It was previously used for shipping, transportation and leisure. Over the years it slowly became a polluted open-air sewer. Recently, with the cooperation of the Kaohsiung residents, the city government and the private sector it has been restored to its former splendor. The west bank of The Lover River is located in the Yencheng District. The city government has recently renovated bridges along The Love River. They now emit rainbows of light after dark, creating a delightful visual.

The Soaring Dragon Fish Statue is located on the east bank of the Love River. It was originally created as a theme lantern, created for the 2001 Kaohsiung Lantern Festival. It was once used to promote Kaohsiung, Taiwan's Maritime Capital. The dragonhead and fish body is a symbol of Kaohsiung, a city in transformation. The Dragon Fish statue is 25 meters in height, weighs 30 tons and built entirely of stainless steel. During festive occasions, flickering lights illuminate the dragon's body and the dragon breathes smoke.

  • Kaohsiung Museum of History
  • 272, Jhongjheng 4th Rd., Yancheng Dist.
  • Opening Hours: TUE.-SUN. 09:00-17:00 Closed MON.

Kaohsiung Museum of History is a significant landmark in the area throughout ages. Built in 1938 during the Japanese Colonial period, it was the city hall back then. The building features Japanese Imperial Crown style, colored like military used base in light green. The main tower and sub-towers at both sides were added with traditional Japanese four sharp corner tops and tile roof. Both of the main tower and sub-towers were decorated with spire, plum flowers patterns of raindrops and Japanese chrysanthemum pattern ribbons. The walls of the building were sculpted with decorations and the windows were handicraft made. It’s a unique historical site itself alone.

Located next to the Love River, Kaohsiung Museum of History rebuilt and reopened in 1998 as a museum, is a professional museum collecting and filing historical documents and artifacts in Kaohsiung. The museum is dedicated in preserving and researching the local history. The building is still under office use, not entirely organized into museum. There are four exhibition halls, and one special exhibition use room. Mostly focus on promoting the local culture such as the history, folk arts and sometime artifacts from National Palace Museum or other museums. The Industrial Exhibition Center and Concert Hall is right beside the museum, designating an artistic and cultural significance of the area.

  • Heart of Love River(Ruyi Lake)
  • The Intersection of Bo'ai 1st Rd. and Tongmeng 1st Rd., Sanmin Dist.
  • Open daily

As a world famous destination of Kaohsiung, the Heart of Love River is also a new landmark in Kaohsiung. It is also the terminal of the love boat travelling route. It is an artificial lake, which is divided into two parts: East and West. It is an ideal place for you to find a variety of plants and plankton. Also, the river is very close to the most prosperous downtown street, which is a good place for visitors to experience local culture. You can enjoy the natural beauty as well as the colorful city life, especially in the romantic night.

  • Cijin

The Cijin Peninsula is a sandy islet located west of K’s port. It is about 11 km long from north to south and 20 sq feet wide. On the island, there are several attractions such as the Thienhou Temple, Chihou Shan, Cijin Lighthouse, Cijin Beach and some historical sites. The tri-saws are extremely popular here among tourists. The newly constructed tunnel connecting the island to the mainland Kaohsiung has added another attraction to Cijin Scenic Area.


Built in 1691 and located at No. 93, Miochen Street, Thienhou Temple is located devoted to the Matzu, meaning Mother Ancestor. The temple was renovated in 1928 to its present outlook. There are fine stone curving along the walls and displays of archeological remains from as early as 1889. Sandy beaches and crystal clear water have attracted hosts of vacationers to the beautiful Cijin Beach.


Soaking in the clean salt water at the beach pool, visitors will enjoy views far out to the horizon, fishing boats and the Chihou Mountain. Even when the beach pool is closed during off season, vacationers still crowd the beach.

  • Kaohsiung Main Public Library
  • 61, Singuang Rd., Cianjhen Dist.
  • Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 Closed MON.

Kaohsiung Main Public Library is an example of green architecture which combines plants, protection of the environment and culture. Its simple design and the natural scent of books create a tranquil, comfortable reading space. Warmth, the most beautiful of Kaohsiung's treasures, is not absent; there is a “thanksgiving tree” planted in recognition of the public's fund-raising to buy books to thank citizens and the public for their support. The library's first floor is a semi-open space, and a hanging garden which affords a view of the scenery of the harbor has been established on the top floor.

  • Holy Rosary Cathedral Minor Basilica
  • 151, Wufu 3rd Rd., Lingya Dist.
  • Opening Hours:WED. and FRI. 09:00-12:00; 14:00-17:00 THU. 11:00-12:00; 14:00-17:00

This is Taiwan's largest Catholic Church. Founded in 1859, it is the first cathedral to be reopened by the Catholic Church, and is also the fountainhead of Catholicism in modern Taiwan. As the present Minor Basilica for the Diocese of Kaohsiung, it is one of Asia's three cathedrals. The Basilica is built in the style of European Gothic churches, adding a Roman style in places, while the interior is laid out in octagons. It was voted number one in the Taiwanese 100 Scenic Spot items of Architecture in 2001.



Kaohsiung is located Taiwan’s Southwestern region and is a long narrow stretch of land. Its total area consists of 154 square kilometers. Chianan and Pingtung plains are located on the north and east sides. The Taiwan Straits are located to the west and the Bashi Channel to the south.



Geographically it is in an ideal location. The large harbor makes it an important trade and commerce stop along the Northeast Asia South Pacific passageway. This has quickly propelled the development of this international city.


Kaohsiung has an international airport with direct flights to a variety of Asian cities. Other international cities can be reached by transferring at C.K.S. International Airport in Taoyuan.」

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