On the south end of the potato-shaped island of Taiwan lies Kaohsiung, its second largest city. This subtropical port city with its wide thoroughfares, seaside views, and the combination of big city and traditional Taiwanese cultures is a stark contrast to the capital, Taipei.
Visitors will find that some of the best the night markets Taiwan is famous are to be found in Kaohsiung. Local delicacies like egg omelets and fried squid can be had along with carnival games and discount shopping. Modern architecture like the 85 Sky Tower sits side by side with traditional Chinese buildings like the Confucius Temple of Kaohsiung. Nature lovers will find nearby Shoushan Mountain a fascinating place where monkeys frolic among the nature trails.
With its unique combination of old and new influences, Kaohsiung is a fascinating place to visit. It’s the second epicenter for Taiwanese food, music, and other cultural marvels and gives a big city experience without the crowds. If you decide to tour Taiwan you’ll not have a difficult time finding a photographer in Kaohsiung!