Kaohsiung

KaohsiungKaohsiung is Taiwan’s second largest city largest port in Taiwan and the world’s sixth largest cargo container seaport. It is also the third most populated city in Taiwan after New Taipei and Taichung. Located in the south of the island, it is well known for its harbors. It is more inclined toward commercial than tourism reasons. Kaohsiung has earned name of Harbor Capital of Taiwan. The city has high concentrations of heavy industry, including steel production, shipbuilding, and other exports.
It has  year-round fine weather and a low cost of living. It is a planned city with wide streets and slightly less traffic congestion than the capital and in recent years, it has transformed into a modern Asian metropolis.

Climate

The climate of Kaohsiung is tropical as it is very near to the tropic of Cancer and  it is has tropical savanna climate. Though the climate is tropical, it has a defined winter unlike most other cities in Asia classified with the same kind of climate. This city is one of the sunniest areas in Taiwan.

Foreign Banks

• ABN AMRO
• American Express Bank
• Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
• BBVA
• Bangkok Bank
• Barclays Bank
• BNP Paribas
• Bank of America
• The Bank of East Asia
• Bank of New York
• The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
• Calyon
• Citibank
• DBS Bank
• Deutsche Bank
• Fortis Bank
• HSBC
• JPMorgan Chase
• KBC Bank
• Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company
• Mizuho Corporate Bank
• Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation
• Société Générale
• Scotiabank
• Standard Bank of South Africa
• Standard Chartered Bank
• State Street Bank and Trust Company
• Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
• UBS AG
• United China Overseas Bank
• Wells Fargo Bank

Hospitals

• Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
No. 100, Ziyou 1st Road, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 807
Phone: +886 7 312 1101

•Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
No. 123, Dapi Road, Niaosong District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 833
Phone: +886 7 731 7123

•Kaohsiung Municipal United Hospital
No. 976, Zhonghua 1st Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 804
Phone: +886 7 555 2565

•Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
No. 386, Dazhong 1st Road, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 813
Phone: +886 7 342 2121

•Kaohsiung Datong Hospital
801, Taiwan, Kaohsiung City, Qianjin District, Zhonghua 3rd Road, 68 no.
Phone: +886 7 291 1101

•Kaohsiung Municipal Min-Sheng Hospital
No. 134, Kaixuan 2nd Road, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 802
Phone: +886 7 751 1131

•Kaohsiung Municipal Gangshan Hospital
No. 12, Shoutian Road, Gangshan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 820
Phone: +886 7 622 2131

•St. Joseph Hospital
No. 352, Jianguo 1st Road, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 802
Phone: +886 7 223 8153

•Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital Tainan Branch
No. 427, Fuxing Road, Yongkang District, Tainan City, Taiwan 710
Phone: +886 6 312 5101

Hospitals

•Jian Ren Hospital
No. 136, Nanyang Road, Nanzi District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 811
Phone: +886 7 351 7166

•Kaohsiung Municipal CiJin Hospital
No. 33 Qigang Road, Qijin District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 805
Phone: +886 7 571 1188

•Zuoying Branch Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital
No. 553, Junxiao Road, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 813
Phone: +886 7 581 7121

•Shang Lin Hospital
No. 67, Ziqiang 1st Road, Qianjin District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 801
Phone: +886 7 282 8668

•Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
912, Taiwan, Pingtung County, Neipu Township,Zhao Sheng Road, 1st Anping Lane
Phone: +886 8 770 4115

•Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital
No. 2, Zhongzheng 1st Road, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 802
Phone: +886 7 749 6751

•Nan San Hospital
No. 151, Jianguo 3rd Road, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 807
Phone: +886 7 288 2101

•Chiu Hospital
No. 137, Chenggong 1st Road, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 802
Phone: +886 7 336 4131

•Jing-Ho Mental Hospital
No. 178, Minzu 2nd Road, Xinxing District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 800
Phone: +886 7 222 9612

•Swiss Health Hospital
No. 192, Fenglin 4th Road, Daliao District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 831
Phone: +886 7 783 5175

•Vitality Zhongshan Spine Surgery Hospital
No. 6, Qingnian 2nd Road, Qianjin District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 801
Phone: +886 7 231 7108

Main Industries

• Steel
• Petroleum
• Petrochemistry
• Shipbuilding
• Power
• Machinery
• Mobile
• Electric Material
• Electric Component
• Cement
• Paint
• Food
• Hardware
• Construction

Important Phone Numbers

• Police: 110
• Fire, Ambulance: 119
• Overseas Operator: 100
• Chinese Local Directory Assistance: 104
• Chinese Long Distance Directory Assistance: 105
• English-language Directory Assistance: 106
• Weather: 166
• Traffic: 168
• Tourist Information Hotline: +886-2-2717-3737
• 24-Hour Toll-Free Travel Information Call Center: 0800-011-765
• International Community Service Hotline: 0800-024-111
• Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1 Service Counter, Tourism Bureau: +886-3-383-4631
• Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2 Service Counter, Tourism Bureau: +886-3-398-3341
• Tourist Service Center, Kaohsiung International Airport, Tourism Bureau: +886-7-805-7888~9
• Board of Foreign Trade: +886-2-2351-0271
• Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA): +886-2-2725-5200
• Taiwan Visitors Association: +886-2-2594-3261
• Ministry of Foreign Affairs: +886-2-2348-2999
• Police Radio Station: +886-2-2388-8099

Places to Visit

• Banana Pier
• Chengcing Lake
• Cijin Island
• Former British Consulate at Dagou
• Kaohsiung Harbour
• Kaohsiung Tower
• Lotus Pond
• Shoushan Zoo
• Singuang Ferry Wharf
• Sizihwan Bay
• Syongjhen North Gate
• The KH Film Archives
• The Love River
• Cishan
• Meinong

Temples

• Kaohsiung Confucius Temple
• Yuan Heng Temple
• Fengshan Longshan Temple
• Dragon and Tiger Pagodas
• Qijin Tianhou Temple
• Sea Goddess Temple
• Kaohsiung Guandi Temple
• The Quirky Temples of Lotus Pond
• Fengshan Tiangong Temple

 

How to reach

Airports
• Kaohsiung International Airport
Railway Stations
• Kaohsiung Station
• Zuoying Station
• Xin Zuoying Station
• Luzhu Station
• Fengshan Station
• Gangshan Station
Bus Stations
• MRT Central Park Station
• Kaohsiung Jinshi Lake Bus Station
• Kuo-kuang Motor Transport Kaohsiung Station
Ports
• Port of Kaohsiung

Indian Restaurants

• Maharaja Indian Restaurant
No. 392, Mingcheng 2nd Road, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 813
Phone: +886 7 558 1123

• Lahore Restaurant
No. 86, Linquan Street, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 802
Phone: +886 7 726 6803

• The Spice Shop
No. 508, Mingcheng 2nd Road, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 813
Phone: +886 7 558 5709

• Himalayan Kitchen
No. 50, Xinguang Road, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 802
Phone: +886 7 269 2325

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