As Taiwan’s most important port city, Kaohsiung is also its second most populated city after New Taipei — no surprise when you consider its relative low cost of living and year-round mild climate.CHECK AVAILABILITY
With wide streets and relatively moderate traffic congestion, Kaohsiung is unique as an Asian metropolis because of how comfortably spacious it feels. Stroll along the banks of the Love River and visit the Pier 2 Art District that has been developed over a former railway station and shipping pier.
Night markets abound, and Dream Mall is East Asia’s biggest shopping precinct, with an amusement park on the roof. Head over to the tiny Cijin island to enjoy a seafood feast, before taking a leisurely bicycle ride along a scenic coastal path. The Dragon and Tiger pagodas are local attractions.
Local signature delicacies including swordfish black wheel paste and muscovado (brown sugar) shaved ice.
Rainy season in Kaohsiung runs from May to September.