We based ourselves in Kaohsiung for the rest of our Taiwan adventure. This is the wife’s hometown and we were showered with so much hospitality. They put up with my strange requests to take me places to take photos. Even the wife agreed to drop me off at a camera shop to buy a 35mm prime lens!
Being Taiwan’s prime industrial port city, water felt like the Kaohsiung’s lifeblood and the balmy temperatures gave it almost a tropical vibe.
Cijin Island kind of reminds me of Pangandaran Beach in Indonesia where we used to go during school holidays.
Here is the skyline of Kaohsiung with Tuntex Tower (tallest building in Taiwan before Taipei 101 took over).
I didn’t really ask anyone to confirm, but I guess the writings being hung here are prayers. These were hung in front of a temple near the old British Consulate at Takou.
Back inland, there are some touristy things as well, like this Nine-Turn Bridge in Chengqing Lake. The massive building in the background is the Kaohsiung Grand Hotel, which is related to a similarly massive hotel in Taipei.
A couple romancing and/or resting at the Lotus Lake pavilion.
Check out my other posts in the Taiwan series here!
Taiwan #1: Old Streets of Beitou
Taiwan Bonus: Geothermal Valley, Beitou
Taiwan #2: Old and New Taipei
Taiwan #3: Tale of Two Leaders
Taiwan #4: Maokong
Taiwan #5: East Coast Taiwan
Taiwan #6: Taroko National Park
Taiwan #7: Kaohsiung
Taiwan Bonus: Kaohsiung Dome of Light
Taiwan #8: Tainan
Taiwan Bonus: Transport
Taiwan Bonus: People
Taiwan Bonus: Blur