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There's not much to see in Kaoshiung, after all it's more of a commercial and harbor district. Yet it still exudes the vibrancy of a world-class city and though whatever attractions there are may neither be medieval or historic, they still inspire for whatever the local people hold dear.

The Dream Mall houses several stores of both local and foreign brands. The building is shaped like a blue whale from afar and has a ferris wheel at the roof. Like Filipinos, local residents flock to the mall not merely to shop but to frolic and escape from the city heat.

Since most Taiwanese are Buddhists, temples are practically everywhere. But if you wish to see something grander than the ordinary, then head out of town to the Fo Guang Shan monastery where your jaw would surely drop in awe at what they have there.

  • Last visit to Kaohsiung: Apr 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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