"City by the Sea" Kaohsiung by chewy3326
Kaohsiung Travel Guide: 198 reviews and 530 photos
Although I've visited Taiwan a couple times, this was the first time I ever went to Kaohsiung. Kaohsiung, with a population approaching 1,500,000, is the second largest city on Taiwan and the largest port in the Republic of China. Kaohsiung was formerly the third-largest port in the world, but since then, it's dominance has declined; today it is retains a respectable position of sixth or seventh. Kaohsiung also boasts a remarkable skyline comparable with Taipei's. Kaohsiung has the Tuntex Skyscraper, one of the tallest buildings in Asia.
I did not spend very much time in Kaohsiung (I came in the afternoon of July 31 and left the morning of August 1) but I found it an interesting city that I would like to revisit someday.
Kaohsiung was originally named Dagou, for the aboriginal tribe that inhabited the area. Later the aboriginals left and the Chinese came, renaming the area Kaohsiung (高雄).
There are many things I dislike about Kaohsiung, including its food (too sweet), its politics, its weather, and its traffic. Still, I find it a place worth visiting.
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