Kaohsiung is in the southern part of Taiwan on the banks of the Love River. Kaohsiung International Airport is well connected with air routes to Hong Kong, Macau, Tokyo, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. A high speed train can transfer attendees from Taipei in 90 minutes.
What to do in Kaohsiung?
This narrow island juts out into Kaohsiung Harbor. It is a natural harbor breakwater but also a thriving retail and dining strip with dozens of seafood places serving up catches that diners can see being pulled right out of the harbor. Underwater tunnels connect Cijin to the mainland.
Dream Mall is slightly out of the center of town. It is impossible to visit Kaohsiung without making at least one appearance at the Dream since it is so enormous that it can be seen from almost all parts of Kaohsiung and hosts not only hundreds of retails outlets but several extraordinary food courts. Major cultural events happen here too.
Liouho Night Market
There are many night markets in Kaohsiung but the one at Liouho is by far the most esteemed. Locals gather here soon after nightfall and the atmosphere is truly electric. Many budget hotels are located in the Liouho district also.
Sanduo shopping district
There is a major rail interchange here as well as Sanduo being the main focus of retail life in Kaohsiung. Major department stores, some embassies and plenty of five-star hotels surround the Sanduo area, which is in the center of downtown. This is a great place to use as a landmark and meeting point for groups and friends.
Modern Kaohsiung races toward its future with unbridled enthusiasm but it holds onto its great heritage with the districts that make up the Old City. Starting with the harbor strip of Cijin, Gushan, Yancheg and Zuoying make up this precinct, which is a walker’s and a diner’s dream come true.
Several years of beautification and urban renewal have made the banks of the River Ai, which is the main waterway of Kaohsiung, a tourist draw. Plenty of restaurants and hotels now sit very close to the water’s edge, but this is such as large harbor that it is split into several districts itself.