Traditional Chinese-style buildings and pedicabs with period-attired drivers make a trip to ShashanIsland a journey to the past. Strolling along the beach in Cijin and feasting on the tasty and inexpensive seafood energetically promoted by proprietors along Cijin Old Street further adds to the mood of a summer island retreat.
【British Consulate at Takao】
From a hilltop perch, the former British Consulate building commands a panoramic view of Kaohsiung Harbor, Sizihwan and downtown. The baroque-style brick compound is now used as a historical museum, cafe and restaurant. It is also a popular site for taking wedding photos.
Passing through the heart of downtown Kaohsiung, the park-lined Love River is a popular leisure and recreation spot. Take a boat tour to fully enjoy the river sights, which are especially lovely at night. You can also take in the view cycling along the river banks.
【Liouhe Night Market】
Liouhe Night Market is the place to go for an authentic taste of the amazing local snack foods of Kaohsiung as well as delicacies from across Taiwan. Seafood and steak restaurants are especially abundant here and known for their bargain prices. Make sure to also try Kaohsiung's trademark papaya milkshake and salty steamed shrimp.