The Old British Consulate
The British Consulate at Takao is a former British consulate built in 1865 in the city of Kaohsiung in south-west Taiwan and was the first western-style building built on the island. It has been designated as a 2nd Class Historic Site by the Taiwanese Ministry of the Interior.
Located in Gushan District it lies at the peak of Shaochuantou and overlooks Sizihwan Bay and Kaohsiung Port. It currently serves as a cafe and tourist attraction.
Fine Arts Museum
The Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts is located in Gushan District, the northwestern district of Kaohsiung City in Taiwan. It was founded by the Kaohsiung City Government and has been administrated by the Kaohsiung Bureau of Cultural Affairs since 2003. It occupies about 8.15 acres (33,000 m2) and started in 1994. It is the third public arts museum in Taiwan after the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and the Taipei Fine Arts Museum were founded.
Fo Guang Shan Monastery
Fo Guang Shan is an international Chinese Mahayana Buddhist monastic order based in the Republic of China (Taiwan), and one of the largest Buddhist organizations. The headquarters of Fo Guang Shan, located in Kaohsiung, is the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. The organization itself is also one of the largest charity organizations in Taiwan. The order also calls itself the International Buddhist Progress Society.
Dragon and Tiger Pagodas
Located in the city of Kaohsiung, Dragon and Tiger Pagodas is a seven tiered structure with vivid paintings of heaven and hell, and of the 24 obedient sons.The scenes depicted in the paintings are meant to serve as a deterrent to those who lead wayward lives and also an encouragement to those who follow the path of righteousness.
The seven-story-high Chunghsing Pagoda offers panoramic views of Cheng Ching Lake. Cheng Ching (Crystal Clear) Lake is the largest lake in Kaohsiung.
Port of Kaohsiung is the most important business harbor of southern Taiwan, and the biggest port of Taiwan, plays a key role of Kaohsiung tourism. Port of Kaohsiung opens to the public, the construction of the Port and the beautiful sea view are the most wonderful part for visitors. The location of the Port was a small fishing village in post Ming Dynasty, as the vintage of geography, the Port was built for 5 cargo centers and 8 ports for large ships. Nearby the Port are lots of popular attractions like Cijin Scenic Area, Longevity Mountain Scenic Area, Love River and Sizih Bay Scenic Area.
The island makes for a pleasant half-day trip from the mainland. Attractions include the seafood street (hǎichǎn jiē), a centuries-old Matsu Temple (Tiānhoù Gōng) with excellent relief and pillar carvings, and an old lighthouse with great views over the ocean and harbour. There's also a long sandy beach where you can swim in summer (there are free changing rooms and showers) and stroll in winter (the city keeps it clean all year round, a rarity in Taiwan).