little about Kaohsiung....
located in the southwest part of the country is Taiwan's second
city having a population of about 1.5 million.
industrial past is still prevalent, but there are a surprising
amount of places to see and things to do for tourists as well as
the business travelers and engineers that visit Kaohsiung for work
climate is hot in the summer months but from October to March the
weather can be quite perfect with few cold days and little rain.
Kaohsiung city government has over the last few years been vastly
improving the appearance of the city with many new parks, the
opening of the harbour on many fronts and the cleaning and
beautifying of the Love River, which is actually quite beautiful
now - especially at night. Combine this with the friendly people,
mountains, a picturesque fishing harbour, beaches, great hiking,
eating, markets and a thriving night life make Kaohsiung a
somewhat hidden gem and a not too bad place to live or spend some
comments: "I was shocked to see how Kaohsiung has changed in
not visited Kaohsiung for ten years the change I saw was quite
hard to believe when I visited in 2005.
found my recent visit to Kaohsiung very rewarding - for me, there
was much more to see and do than in Singapore." "I have
no idea why Kaohsiung is not on the backpackers trail...plenty to
see and do."
intended to stay in Kaohsiung a day and a night, but ended
up staying a month in a Kaohsiung Backpackers! Loved the hiking so
near to the city!