If you are only just catching up on our Taiwan adventures we are presently travelling about this unbelievable nation with Anywhr. They are a organization who curate personalised trip itineraries particularly for you, and you only discover out exactly where you are going when you arrive at the airport! We propose checking out our prior post sharing with you what it was like major up to this surprise trip to Taiwan!
Kaohsiung was the very first city on our itinerary and we had no clue what to count on. We had 48 hours to see as a great deal as we could… and wow, what an unbelievable city! Working with the guide Anywhr had provided us, along with a tiny study of our personal, we set off to discover this gorgeous city. Right here is our very first thoughts on Taiwan, and almost everything we propose you see & do in Kaohsiung.
Items To Do
Tiger And Dragon Pagodas
The Tiger and Dragon Pagodas is 1 of the most photographed spots in Kaohsiung, and we can completely see why. Positioned on the Lotus Pond (a picturesque artificial lake), stands a twin pair of 7-story pagodas. It is believed that getting into from the dragon’s mouth and exiting by means of the tiger’s jaws offers you excellent fortune and turns terrible luck into excellent luck.
Day Trip to Cijin Island
Cijin islands is only a five minute ferry ride away from Kaohsiung Harbour and is a common day trip location due to its black sand beaches, historical web pages and scrumptious seafood. As soon as you arrive on the island we extremely propose grabbing your self an electric bike and spending the day exploring the island.
Fo Guang Shan Monastary
Fo Guang Shan is the biggest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan and is a website to behold! It covers an region of more than 30 hectares and is created up of shrines, a cemetery and a 36m state of Amitabha Buddha. It is a 40 minute drove out of Kaohsiung, but there are is a bus that requires you there from the major station. You could conveniently commit an complete day out right here and it is absolutely free to enter.
Ruifeng Evening Market place & Liouhe Evening Market place
The Taiwanese enjoy their evening markets, and there are two wonderful markets right here in Kaohsiung. Ruifeng Evening Market place is the biggest in the city and has a lot of stalls to pick out from. They also have a bunch of enjoyable, cheesy carnival games which we loved. Liouhe Evening Market place is also worth a stop by, on the other hand it did really feel like the extra touristy spot out of the two.
Views from the 85 Sky Tower
If you are hunting for a excellent spot to see views more than the city w recommending heading to the 85th floor of the 85 Sky Tower developing. This was the highest developing in Taiwan till the completion of the Taipei 101 developing in Taipei.
Exactly where To Remain
$ Skyone Hotel
Positioned five minuites stroll from the Liuhe Tourist Evening Market place, this economical hotel provides each private and dormitory rooms based on your price range. It also has absolutely free wifi all through the hotel.
$$ The Ambassador Hotel
Ambassador Kaohsiung is positioned by the Enjoy River back and is a brief 10 minute drive from the major Ralway Station. This five star hotel provides an outside pool, absolutely free wifi, air con and has spacious rooms.
$$$ Grand Hi Lai Hotel
Positioned on the corner of Chengkung 1st Road and Xintian Road, this hotel functions an outside pool and 13 international dining choices. Each and every area functions air con, flat screen Television and an en suite bathroom with bathtub. This hotel also has an wonderful fitness centre and spa therapy facilities.
What To Consume
For a standard Taiwanese breakfast head to Xing Extended Ju. We propose attempting their Hot Soybean Milk (Dou Jiang) along with a fried bread stick (Youtiao).
For a scrumptious bowl of shaved ice head to Gao Xiong Po Po. We propose attempting the mango flavour, you will be served a huge bowl of shaved ice with chunks of fresh mango and creamy mango ice cream on prime.
For street meals we propose heading to Ruifeng Evening Market place. We propose attempting the Sweet Potato Balls, Takoyaki, Okinawa Fried Squid and the Bubble Tea Toastie. Verify out the video under to see all the street meals choices we attempted in Kaohsiung.
Thanks to Anywhr for inviting Flying The Nest to knowledge this extremely one of a kind trip, as constantly all opinions are our personal.