Kaohsiung is a city located in southwestern Taiwan, facing the Taiwan Strait on the west. It is Taiwan’s second largest city and its largest port. The city is often known as Taiwan's "Harbor Capital" because of its close connection and heavy reliance on the ocean and maritime transportation. The city also has high concentrations of heavy industry, including steel production, shipbuilding, and other exports.
A major attraction in Kaohsiung is the Chijin district, which is located on a slender island on the western side of Kaohsiung which serves as a natural breakwater for the harbor. The district is filled with seafood restaurants selling freshly caught seafood.
Things to See & Do
* Cijin district
* Views from the former British Consulate at Takou
* True Love Harbor
* Fo-kwang Shan – Buddhist monastery
* Central Park
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Language – Mandarin
Population – 2,769,072 approx
Land Area – 2,946.2 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 86
Port Location – The cruise terminal in Kaohsiung is located in the Gushan District, approximately 30 minutes from the airport.
Travel Links – Kaohsiung International Airport is about twenty minutes to the south of the city center. International flights from Asia arrive daily, with frequent connections between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Kaohsiung.
Traveling by Taiwan High Speed Rail line gets to Kaohsiung from Taipei cover in just 90 minutes.
Buses run the length of the island, with stops in major towns.