Located in the south of my home country of Taiwan, and dubbed the Harbour Capital, Kaohsiung is the second most populated city, after New Taipei. In addition to the abundance of business travellers, Kaohsiung has an enormous amount to see and do for visiting tourists.
Watch the sunset over drinks on the open terrace at the historic Old British Consulate
Visit Cijin Island and its famed Seafood Street - for the best variety and quality of seafood in Taiwan
Find peace in this bustling city at the Fine Arts Museum, which is set in a huge tranquil park
Meditate in front of the three giant buddahs at Yuanheng Temple on Shoushan Hill
Dagou Train Museum is a great quick visit, old documents and forms have been left where they were last used.
Take in the classic Chinese architectural beauty of Martyr's Shrine.
Visit Reifeng night market, one of the bigger ones in Kaohsiung and the fact it's packed with local shoppers is a great testament.
Visit the stunning Foguangshan Temple
If you're looking for idyllic scenery for some respite from the hustle and bustle of Kaohsiung city, Guanin Mountains are not a bad option, a beautifully hilly, lush green area just west of Kaohsiung. This place is adored by the locals, it's a secret haven... ssshhhh!
You can't miss the Dream Mall shopping centre for two big reasons.... one, there's a huge ferris wheel on the roof... and two, one of the buildings is shaped like a giant fish! There are department stores, arcades, a cinema and restaurants and it's so big and spacious it doesn't feel too busy.