Taiwan Kaohsiung Trip Part 5: Former British Consulate and Shoushan LOVE Valentine’s Lookout etc.

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I traveled to Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan for five days and four nights in the middle of September. I was impressed by Taiwan when I visited Taipei at the end of April, and I revisited Taiwan in less than a half year. I had some difficulties in gathering information compared to Taipei, but I found there were lots of things to do in Kaohsiung as well. In this article, I will write about Former British Consulate and Shoushan LOVE Valentine’s Lookout etc. as part of Day 2.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Formosa Boulevard Station
* Day 1: 85 Sky Tower and Singuang Ferry Wharf
* Day 1: Singuang Ferry Wharf (Light-up) and Liuhe Night Market
* Day 2: Cijin island
* Day 2: Former British Consulate and Shoushan LOVE Valentine’s Lookout [This article]
* Day 2: Pier-2 Art Center
* Day 2: Love River (Light-up)
* Day 3: Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
* Day 3: Lotus Pond
* Day 3: Taroko Park (Light-up)
* Day 4: Taiwan Sugar Museum
* Day 4: Central Park Station (Light-up)
* Day 4-5: Formosa Boulevard Station (Lighting Show) & Return Home

[Travel Date]

[Main Part]

Ice Shavings Street

Following the previous post, I returned from Cijin island by ferry and arrived at Gushan Ferry Station.Kaohsiung Cijin ferry

In front of the ferry station, there was a street with lots of ice shaving stalls and I stopped by “BIG BOWL ICE ( DA-ONE-GONG in Mandarin)” among them for a rest.高雄大碗公

I ordered a mango ice shaving.Kaohsiung Ice Shaving

After I ate the ice shaving, I went around the street.""

There was a cafe called “Hifumi-tei”, which used to be a high-class Japanese-style restaurant in the rein of Japan.Kaohsiung Hifumi-tei

Then, I will go around Hamasen and Takao area around Sizihwan.

The British Consulate at Takow

To begin with, I visited the British Consulate at Takow. The British Consulate at Takow is a former British consulate built in 1865 in Kaohsiung. It currently serves as a cafe and tourist attraction.

The British Consulate at Takow consists of two buildings, the consular residence and the consulate office, and they are connected with a mountain walkway.

First, I visited the consular residence, which is located in the upper side of a mountain.""

Kaohsiung British Consulate at Takow1

In the building.""

From the premise, visitors are able enjoy beautiful scenery of Sizihwan.Kaohsiung Sizihwan1


There were lots of tourists who took photos.Kaohsiung Sizihwan2

I climbed down the mountain trail and here is the consulate office located in the lower side of a mountain.li

There were several objects, which showed the life of that time.""

Kaohsiung British Consulate at Takow3


Kaohsiung British Consulate at Takow4

Kaohsiung Martyrs’ Shrine / Shoushan LOVE Valentine’s Lookout

After I left the British Consulate at Takow, I visited Kaohsiung Martyrs’ Shrine.Kaohsiung Martyrs’ Shrine1

Here are some snap photos of Kaohsiung Martyrs’ Shrine.Kaohsiung Martyrs’ Shrine2

Kaohsiung Martyrs’ Shrine3

Kaohsiung Martyrs’ Shrine4

Near Kaohsiung Martyrs’ Shrine, there was a scenic lookout called Shoushan LOVE Valentine’s Lookout.Kaohsiung Shoushan LOVE Valentine's Lookout1

The venue is popular among young couples in Kaohsiung.Kaohsiung Shoushan LOVE Valentine's Lookout2

Kaohsiung Shoushan LOVE Valentine's Lookout3

Kaohsiung Wude Hall

Then, I went to Kaohsiung Wude Hall.""

Kaohsiung Wude Hall was built in the rein of Japan to introduce Japanese martial arts.Kaohsiung Wude Hall1

Even now, the facility is used to teach kendo (Japanese fencing).Kaohsiung Wude Hall2

Gushan Daitian Temple

After I left Kaohsiung Wude Hall, I visited Gushan Daitian Temple.Kaohsiung Gushan Daitian Temple1

Gushan Daitian Temple was built in 1951 at the site of the former Kaohsiung City Government office. The temple was built in traditional Fujian architectural style with East Asian hip-and-gable roofs.Kaohsiung Gushan Daitian Temple2

In the premise of the temple, there were several restaurants and I stopped by one of them.高雄 哈瑪星黑旗魚丸大王

I has a fish soup with egg.高雄 哈瑪星黑旗魚丸大王 綜合魚丸湯

Then, I went back around Sizihwan MRT station and walked around Pier-2 Art Center. I will write about it in the next article.


That’s it for the article about Former British Consulate and Shoushan LOVE Valentine’s Lookout etc. as part of Day 2 of my Taiwan Kaohsiung trip.

I visited the British Consulate at Takow and Shoushan LOVE Valentine’s Lookout during the day time, but both places are also famous as beautiful evening view spots, so it would be a good idea to visit these places in the evening 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Pier-2 Art Center as part of Day 2.


2 The British Consulate at Takow (Consular Residence)
3 The British Consulate at Takow (Consulate Office)
4 Kaohsiung Martyrs’ Shrine
5 Shoushan LOVE Valentine’s Lookout
6 Kaohsiung Wude Hall
7 Gushan Daitian Temple

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    1. Hi G, thank you for your comment. I moved from British Consulate to Shoushan love observatory by taxi. Considering the observatory is located on a hill, I would recommend using taxi. On the other hand, when I returned from the observatory, I moved back on foot. It took about 20 minutes, but it was OK for me, as it was downhill 🙂

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