Attractions

Top Choice Taoist Temple in Kaohsiung

Stone Temple

Stone Temple is a fantastical, Gaudi-esque interpretation of a Taoist temple by a group of Southeast Asian migrant workers. The 500 workers were hired to build a highway in the area, but the contractor went out of b…
Top Choice Area in Kaohsiung

Pier-2 Art District

An attractive area consisting of 25 warehouses from the 1970s that have been turned into galleries, boutiques and entertainment venues. Prices at the outlets are not low but that doesn't prevent Pier-2 from being a …
Top Choice Temple in Kaohsiung

Cijin Tianhou Temple

Kaohsiung's only temple that made the national protected relics list is also its oldest mazu temple – constructed in 1673 when Cijin became a commercial centre and restored in the 1920s. There's a sense of graceful …
Top Choice Museum in Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

Set in a large park, this wonderful museum has many rooms showing the works of Taiwanese artists, including a four-floor-high sculpture room with skylight. Artists from the south and indigenous artists are frequentl…
Landmark in Kaohsiung

Guomao Community

Dramatic residential blocks with curved facades encircle a diaspora community in the Guomao area. The dozen or so 12-storey buildings were constructed for the mainland Chinese soldiers of the ROC navy and their fami…
Historic Site in Kaohsiung

Old Ginza Shopping Arcade

Known to locals as 'Ginza' (銀座), this crumbling arcade was Kaohsiung's earliest and largest shopping centre when it opened in 1937. Expensive fabrics, Western fashions and other luxury goods were smuggled by sailors…
Historic Site in Kaohsiung

Former Japanese Navy Fongshan Radio Station

This mysterious national relic in Fengshan was a Japanese naval radio station that later became an interrogation facility under the Republic of China, and then a disciplinary camp during the White Terror. The grassy…
Temple in Kaohsiung

Daitian Temple

A temple with a Taoist hall in the front and a Buddhist hall (青雲寺) in the back, both richly decorated with folk art. In fact it has the largest collection of works by master painter Pan Lishui (潘麗水) of any temple in…
Museum in Kaohsiung

National Science & Technology Museum

Features an hourly IMAX show and high-quality, hands-on science exhibits designed for children. The exhibit on the industrial history of Taiwan, one of the few in English, is so informative that it alone is worth th…
Area in Kaohsiung

Lotus Pond

The scenic pond in the north of the city has been a popular destination since the Qing dynasty and is well known for the 20 or so temples dotting the shoreline and nearby alleys. The majority of these structures are…