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
Ice Shavings Street
Following the previous post, I returned from Cijin island by ferry and arrived at Gushan Ferry Station.
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.
I ordered a mango 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.
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.
In the building.
From the premise, visitors are able enjoy beautiful scenery of Sizihwan.
There were lots of tourists who took photos.
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 Martyrs’ Shrine / Shoushan LOVE Valentine’s Lookout
After I left the British Consulate at Takow, I visited Kaohsiung Martyrs’ Shrine.
Here are some snap photos of Kaohsiung Martyrs’ Shrine.
Near Kaohsiung Martyrs’ Shrine, there was a scenic lookout called Shoushan LOVE Valentine’s Lookout.
The venue is popular among young couples in Kaohsiung.
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.
Even now, the facility is used to teach kendo (Japanese fencing).
Gushan Daitian Temple
After I left Kaohsiung Wude Hall, I visited Gushan Daitian Temple.
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.
In the premise of the temple, there were several restaurants and I stopped by one of them.
I has a fish soup with egg.
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.
1 BIG BOWL ICE (DA-ONE-GONG)
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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