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Located in the southern part of Taiwan, the city of Kaohsiung is the island's largest industrial centre. It has managed to stay ahead of Taiwan's recent growth and prosperity in its expansion and modernizing to emerge as an international metropolis. Its origins began centuries ago. Kaohsiung was called 'Dagou' or 'Dahgu' which was the name of the local aborigines living there at the time. In 1563 pirates disturbed this local community by violence when caused the Takuo tribe to eventually move to Pingtung city, their present day home. The name persisted until1920 when the city's name was changed to Kaohsiung.
Kaohsiung Harbour is an important transport point for the Indian Ocean and the Northeast Asia Shipping Centre. Kaohsiung leads the nation in steel, cement and petrochemical production. It is also the fourth largest container port in the world Two-thirds of Taiwan's import-export volume passes through the harbour. Kaohsiung City is divided into eleven districts and is more Taiwanese than the northern cities and its close proximity to the beaches of Kenting makes Kaohsiung a very appealing city to be based.
I flew to Kaohsiung from Taipei on a 3 day trip around the southern part of Taiwan. There was some of the most gorgeous scenery to be seen down there especially the Kenting National Park area and the Taroko Gorge. I didn't spend much time in the Kaohsiung city itself and I think maybe a little confused over the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas and the Autumn and Spring Pavilions, so if anyone can enlighten me if the photos are back to front, please go ahead.
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