Attractions in Kaohsiung

Attractions in Kaohsiung


On this page, you can find attractions in Kaohsiung and entrance fees. Let us know what you would like to do and see; we will book the entrance ticket for you and you don't have to worry!

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說明 Introduction

As Taiwan's third-largest city after Taipei, Kaohsiung is a lesser-known travel destination, most people overlook in favor of the capital, but beneath the cover of this Port city lies an undiscovered gem.
Kaohsiung is a thriving city, that has still preserved the local tradition while fusing the past and the future. Visitors can experience the Pier, transformed into a cultural & creative space or enjoy world-class shopping malls or take a walk in one of the hiking tracks just beside the city or even enjoy the beach in Cinjin island or Shizhiwan!
There is a lot to explore in Kaohsiung!


The British Consulate at Takow

To expand the economic benefits of trade with Taiwan, the British established a consulate to protect its expatriates and commerce. In 2005 the former consulate was the first-place recipient of the prestigious Yuan-Yeh Award and recorded over 400 000 visitors. Several exhibition are held here, in 2006 it was the site of over one hundred artistic and cultural activities. You can also enjoy a classical British afternoon tea ( not included and need to be reserved ); the authentic British style afternoon tea, personally set up by the British afternoon tea ambassador, is served in Victoria Lounge and George V Lounge, which also feature exquisite French set menus created by the head chef. Immerse yourself in an elegant classy consular residence atmosphere as if turning back the clock to the time when the consul and his wife lived in the 19th century.

Entrance fee per person:
99 TWD

The Dragon and Tiger Pagodas

This pond is one of the city's most popular attractions and a great way to spend the day on its shores and plenty of bikeways and paths for you to wander.

Located in Zuoying District 5 km from the city center and it is beautiful in the late afternoon when the setting sun is reflected in the water.

There are several attractions to see such as the Cijin Temple, the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, The New Confucius Temple, and Zuoying old City. The Cijin Temple is now one of the most visited temples in Kaohsiung's Zuoying District.

Among the twenty temples, the most interesting is the Dragon and Tiger Pagoda.
Locals say that running straight into the mouth of the dragon and out from the tiger's mouth will reverse one's fortune from bad to good.

Dome of Light

Situated at the Kaohsiung MRT (Formosa Boulevard Station), the Dome of Light was created by Italian artist Narcissus Quagliata and it took nearly four years to complete. 

It is a 30 meter in diameter piece of glass art made up of over 4,500 glass panels and covers an area of 660 square meters. The dome is the world's largest public art installation made from individual pieces of colored glass. The work adds a new dimension to the art life of Kaohsiung and creates a new scenic spot in the city.

The artwork tells the story of human life in four chronologically arranged themes: Water: The Womb of Life; Earth: Prosperity and Growth; Light: The Creative Spirit; Fire: Destruction and Rebirth, with an overall message of love and tolerance. 

The "Dome of Light" was named by an American travel publication as the second most beautiful subway station in the world. 


注意事項 Notes

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