Kaohsiung Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Kaohsiung Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

The city of Kaohsiung lies by the waters of
the Taiwan Strait, in southwestern Taiwan. Over the last three
centuries, Kaohsiung has grown from a humble trading
village, into Taiwan’s busiest harbor. As a shipping and industrial powerhouse, Kaohsiung has had a gritty past. But today,
a fresh wind is blowing, creating a modern, creative, and highly liveable city that still honors
its hardworking beginnings. Just a short ferry ride from the city’s
downtown is the narrow island of Cijin, the place where the city meets the sea. This district serves as the harbor’s natural
breakwater, and has been home to Kaohsiung’s fishing
families for generations. Time slows down here, and the best way to experience the island’s
rhythms is by foot, or bicycle. Visit Tianhou Temple, dedicated to the goddess Matzu, the protector of sailors and fishermen. Follow dramatic coastal paths… then make the short climb to the lighthouse
and fort for commanding views over the city. When it’s time to swap sea air for mountain
air, head back to the mainland to Monkey Mountain. Meet the forest’s furry residents, and pause
for tea, as you climb ever upward for more great views. Wherever you go in Kaohsiung, you’ll be reminded that this is a city with
water in its veins. The Love River runs right though the heart
of the city. Once little more than a neglected drain, the river’s transformation reflects a city
awakening to its natural beauty. But if the Love River is the city’s mirror, Lotus Lake is the city’s soul. From the
remains of the Old Wall of Fengshan, explore the lake in a clockwise direction. At the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, entering through the dragon’s mouth and
exiting from the tiger’s, is said to transform bad luck into good fortune. At the Spring and Autumn Pavilions, pay your respects to the Goddess of Mercy
and the God of War. While further around the lake, a towering statue of The Mysterious Warrior, Xuan Wu, rises from the waters. Lotus Lake is surrounded by more traditional
temples too, such as Taiwan’s largest Confucian Temple …and the extraordinary Tianfu Palace. The area is filled with food stalls, so enjoy a snack as the sun sets, and the lake lights up in all its heavenly
glory. After a busy day with the gods, follow your nose to the Liuhe Night Market, one of Asia’s largest. Drift along with
the human tide, through a canyon of neon-lit stalls serving
up all the fruits of the sea. It’s in moments like this we realise cities
are like oceans too, each has its own currents, it’s own moods. So what are you waiting for? come, and dive into Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s
best kept secret by the sea.

53 thoughts on “Kaohsiung Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. Thank you for this vide becaus I want to travel to this city and please can you make a travel video in Morocco because these contrie is so touristique please 👍🏻❤️

  2. This coming June i am planning to visit this beautiful country/ city and spend really good time with native friends 😉

  3. I had lived at kaohsiung for a few years. This video make me miss kaohsiung so much. And about the night market, i recommend my favorite night market which is close to kaohsiung area MRT. There are delicious food and cheap shopping. Should visit there if you guys plan to visit Kaohsiung.

  4. Hello, I'm a student in Kaohsiung.
    This video is incredibly amazing.
    May I clip this video as a part that introduce Kaohsiung City in a cultural activity in my school(National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences)?

  5. This is the most beautiful city in Taiwan for sure. MUCH nicer than the cities of the north, and the people are more open and speak English with an American accent. LOL

  6. make some video about china mainland…such as GUANGZHOU CHENGDU WUHAN HANGZHOU BEIJING SHENZHEN…there are so many fantastic city to explore…..

  7. One thing I love in Kaohsiung is that they have large and beautiful park where you can do running, biking. It's so clean and refreshing.

  8. Add a Shinjuku or Dotonbori with cute Japanese garden with surrounding food courts, covered shopping lanes and a 3story night market with adjacent entertainment complex like Ximending and a multilevel indoor rainforest with koi ponds and aquarium surrounding walkways, then add about 10 affordable high rise apartment complexes with 3 affordable hotels and 3 hostels. And one giant pagoda over 200m with observation tower. All near city center, withing 2km at least. Then you have something special. Cijin could use some modern developments with old world feel. Add some gardens. Thank me later.

  9. I watched this over and over as to get myself familiarised with Kaohsiung. Recently we went on a trip and here is our take on it https://youtu.be/TQaZBt47qOE hope u can watch this. Thanks a bunch

  10. don't forget to bring PM2.5 grade breathing masks because the air pollution is typically above 100 US AQI (that's like breathing directly next to a motorcycle exhaust valve)

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