(Gaoxiong) city of Taiwan is situated at the southwestern part of Taiwan. It
faces the south outlet of the Taiwan Strait and is the biggest
seaport city, secondary only to Taipei city. In 1863 (the 2nd year
of Emperor Tong Zhi's reign of the Qing Dynasty), it was opened up
as a commercial port, and then it was formally developed into a
seaport after 1895 (the 21st year of the reign of Emperor Guang Xu
of the Qing Dynasty). Thus in 1920, it was named Kaohsiung.
Kaohsiung is a beautiful city well-known for its scenic beauty, a
place for sightseeing. You have the Longevity Hill Park, Zuoying
Lotus Pond, Banping Mountain, Lovers' River and other such scenic
spots as Seawater Outdoor Bathing in the Xizi Bay with snow-white
fine sand beach and dark blue seawater. There are coconut palms
towering into the sky and the flamboyant trees with red blossom and
evergreen graceful foliage, all of which present a wonderful picture
of radiant and enchanting scene and agreeable weather.
The snacks served at night market in the Liuhe Street of
Kaohsiung city are also extremely attractive to visitors. There is a
great variety for you to choose and you will enjoy such delicious
food as Carp Louse Soup, Shelled Fresh Shrimp Soup, Cantonese
Porridge, Noodle in Soup and what not. In addition, you will also
find Fried Cricket, Snake Meat and other delicacies. "Liquou Snail"
famous all over the island, is really one of the special local
flavours. You should not let the opportunity slip out of your
For Kaohsiung travel, The key Kaohsiung Tourist Spots, the scenery
and scenic spots are Fuguang Mountain
and the surrounding tourist spots such as Sun Moon Lake.