Once a small fishing village, Kaohsiung today offers plenty of activities with its beaches, cafes, and wide streets.
Once a small fishing village, Kaohsiung today offers plenty of activities with its beaches, cafes, and wide streets.

Master these 5 locations before Kaohsiung travel! If you skip it, you surely will regret it!
Kaohsiung is a globally famous city with many famous tourist attractions. Kaohsiung is located in southern Taiwan and is the second largest city in the country (after Taipei). If this is your first time to travel to Kaohsiung and you do not know where to go and where to visit, you will not have to worry too much. In this post, we will give you information of some great places to visit. Are you finding top places to visit in Kaohsiung? Let’s discover top 5 best places to visit in Kaohsiung with Living Nomads below.

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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Temple. Image by: kaohsiung places to visit blog.
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Chengcing Lake
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Skyline of Love Pier, Kaohsiung
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Sunset over Kaohsiung city

1. 85-storey building

Once a small fishing village, Kaohsiung today offers plenty of activities with its beaches, cafes, and wide streets.
Once a small fishing village, Kaohsiung today offers plenty of activities with its beaches, cafes, and wide streets.

This building is extremely famous. Don’t miss this place when you visit Kaohsiung. This is considered to be the economic symbol of this city. To go up here, you need to buy tickets! When you reach the 85th floor – the last floor of the building, you can have an overview of the whole of Kaohsiung’s bustling metropolis. Admittedly, it is extremely beautiful!

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85 Sky Tower (Tuntex Sky Tower). Image by: kaohsiung places to visit blog.
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Open Top Double Decker Bus in Kaohsiung
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85 sky tower exterior, Kaohsiung Taiwan. Photo by: best places to visit in kaohsiung bog.
85 sky tower exterior, Kaohsiung Taiwan
85 sky tower exterior, Kaohsiung Taiwan
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The well-known 85-storey building in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2. Formosa Boulevard subway station

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Formosa Boulevard MRT Station. Photo by: best places to visit in kaohsiung bog.

Formosa Boulevard is the center of Kaohsiung City and the most beautiful subway station here (R10, Formosa Boulevard). From this station, visitors can change boat to Cijin Island – an island with many visitors to visit when traveling to Kaohsiung.

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Formosa Boulevard MRT-Station Kaohsiung Taiwan

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Glass ceiling at Formosa Boulevard Station, Taiwan

3. Cijin Island and windmill

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Cijin Island and windmills in Kaohsiung Taiwan

To go to Cijin Island, you can take a ferry for about 10 minutes. Cijin Beach is famous for its beautiful Cijin Lighthouse and Cihou Fort. There are also plenty of fresh seafood, many Buddhism artworks and beautiful landscapes of China … It has attracted so many domestic and global tourists traveling to Kaohsiung, especially on holidays and weekends. If you have the opportunity to come to Taiwan, including Kaohsiung, you will be amazed at its beauty. Around the old lighthouse and old fortress are the coast and surrounding cliffs. Even if you love flying kites, you can go to the windmill farm just 5 minutes by motorbike and enjoy it.

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Cijin Island and windmills in Kaohsiung Taiwan
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windmill. Foto: top places to visit in kaohsiung blog.

Cijin Beach Kaohsiung

Cijin Beach Kaohsiung
Cijin Beach
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Cijin Ferry Pier

4. Ruifeng night market

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Ruifeng Night Market, Kaohsiung Taiwan

Ruifeng night market in Kaohsiung is a very busy one at night. It is quite different from that in Taipei. This place sells a lot of delicious food (especially beef) and countless beautiful clothes. Most of the clothes here are shipped from Taipei and cost a bit more than in Taipei. If you are a shopaholic and have a soul of eating, this place is wonderful.

Rueifeng Night Market, Kaohsiung Taiwan
Ruifeng Night Market, Kaohsiung Taiwan. Foto: top places to visit in kaohsiung blog.
Ruifeng night market
Ruifeng night market

5. Pier 2 Arts Area

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Pier 2 Arts Area Kaohsiung Taiwan

Why should you come here when traveling to Kaohsiung? Art Station 2 is the harbor area of Kaohsiung. Most of the run-down warehouses in this area have been converted into a thriving arts and cultural hub for the works of many famous artists in both Taiwan and all over the world. You can come here to take some pictures and chat with friendly, open-minded local residents.

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Pier 2 Arts Area Kaohsiung Taiwan. Foto: top places to visit in kaohsiung blog.
Pier 2 Arts Area Kaohsiung Taiwan. Photo by: best places to visit in kaohsiung bog.

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It is noteworthy that Kaohsiung carries a tropical climate. Indeed, it is hot and humid in summer, which lasts from May to September, and the winter lasts from October to December. In winter, the weather is relatively mild and short, while the rainy season is usually long, lasting from May to October. Therefore, you should not travel to Kaohsiung in summer. The best time to visit the city is from September to January next year. At this time, the weather is quite favorable with warm conditions, less rain and dry, and the landscape is also very beautiful and lyrical. There is no need in worrying about money as Kaohsiung is famous for being a young city, where you can search for either budget or luxury motels or hotels.

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Kaohsiung Harbor

So you have in hand 5 famous places should go when traveling to Kaohsiung! Now schedule and book tickets now! Do not forget to visit our website regularly to gain more travel tips.

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Guang Shan Buddha Statue in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

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