The City of Kaohsiung is a beautiful and thriving international metropolis.
Historically, Kaohsiung is a tiny fishing village that has now evolved into a dynamic city. With a world-class port and a well-connected international airport, Kaohsiung is also an important international hub for international trade. The busy ship routes from all over the world represent the energy and vitality of the city. Despite the industry the city houses, it is considered the greenest and most livable city on the island as it maintains the highest green space per capita as well as extensive natural landscapes and resilient infrastructure.
Kaohsiung boasts varied landscapes, from the mountain ranges bordering the city in the northeast to the warm South China Sea to the west, and southwest. The city offers natural beauty as well as a bustling urban environment, from the lush green Chai and Banping mountains to the clear and serene Lotus Pond with its intricate namesake flowers. The Love River meanders through the city and in the summer, residents and visitors can enjoy beautiful sunshine and a gentle breeze from the surrounding sea. Kaohsiung offers an authentic Taiwanese atmosphere with night markets and small streets with cafes offering traditional local delicacies.
The City of Kaohsiung sincerely welcomes you to experience all that it has to offer at the 3rd EcoMobility World Festival.
Population size : 2,780,000
Average temperature : 25 °C
Average temperature (Oct): 30 °C
Food in Kaohsiung has many origins. The menus offer an eclectic mix of regional Chinese fare, as well as, for geographic and historical reasons, dishes showing Japanese, Korean, American, European, and Southeast Asian influences. From flavored shaved ice to chicken cutlets as big as your face, eating in Kaohsiung always comes with superlatives. The food map provides a sneak peek into traditional fare in and around Kaohsiung. It begins with beef noodle soup, shaved ice and bubble tea, and extends to the iconic pastry – pineapple cakes.
Beef noodle soup
Three cup chicken
Formosa Boulevard KMRT Station
British Consulate Residence at Dagou
Tianliao Moon World
In addition, the city maintains multiple public transport systems, including MRT, high speed rail, the Taiwan Railway, city buses, ferries, solar boats, and light rail (the first of its kind without catenary cables in Asia). A circular light rail covering 22.1 kms with 37 stops is planned, with the first stage of construction, including 8.7 kms of waterfront light rail passing through 14 stops, scheduled to be completed by June 2017.