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Things to do in Kaohsiung City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“it's just 450m from the room! really nice historic place to go and get some traditional food around there! sometimes, there are some performances at night as well!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Place to eat
“beat night market in kaohsiung,you can find all kind of food here,and have many special handicrafts. Suggest visit time 7 PM~10PM ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Liuhe Night Market (六合观光夜市) is located downtown and is a famous must go Taiwan night market focusing especially on street food. From my AIRBNB it can be reached by taking the train from Neiwei Station to Kaohsiung Main station and swapping to MRT red line, alighting at Formosa Boulevard MRT stop. While at Formosa Boulevard MRT stop, look up to enjoy the interior "Dome of Light" fittings before following the signs to walk a few mins to the night market. Enjoy fresh papaya milk, almond milk, sugar cane juice, barbecued squid and dare to try the stir fried snake meat and soup (look for the snake stand), Open everyday from 6:00pm til late.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Hayashi was Tainan's first department store and Taiwan's second, when it opened in 1932. This art-deco department store has been beautifully restored. Do go inside just to ascend the sweeping staircase, peer through geometrical window openings, and have a ride on one of Taiwan's first electric lift with dial floor indicator. There's a viewing deck on the top floor where you'll find a Shinto shrine and evidence of the damage it suffered during the war.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Sizihwan Bay is known for its beautiful sunset and natural reefs, and the area includes scenic spots like the Siziwan Beach, Seaside Park, and the former British Consulate at Takao. You can enjoy the view of the sea, or gaze over Kaohsiung Port. The inscription on the gate of the Shaochuan artillery position, currently classes as a third-grade national heritage site reads “Kaohsiung Town North Gate”. It was built at the same time as Cihou (Qihou) Fort, to cover different fields of fire. Today, the cannons are gone- only 3 gun emplacements remain for people of the future to wonder about.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Museum
“國立台灣文學館館舍是一座擁有百年歷史的國定古蹟,前身為日治時期台南州廳,落成於1916年,戰後曾為空戰供應司令部、台南市政府所用。因經歷不同單位與不同時期使用,致使本建築許多構造因戰爭或年久失修而毀損。在歷任文建會(今文化部)主委的擘畫與支持下,迭經國立文化資產保存研究中心籌備處兩任主任及同仁之努力,自1997年開始進行修復整建工程,至2003年修築成為地上二層、地下三層之建築,面貌煥然一新。2003年10月17日,遙念蔣渭水等先賢成立「台灣文化協會」之精神,「國立台灣文學館」選定此日正式開館營運。 國立台灣文學館為我國第一座國家級的文學博物館,除蒐藏、保存、研究的功能外,更將透過展覽、活動、推廣教育等方式,使文學親近民眾,帶動文化發展。本館另設有文學圖書閱覽區、兒童文學書房等空間,提供多元化服務。”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“Arts exhibition, local food and old buildings here. You’ll experience a different sightseeing of Kaohsiung.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The center of any visit to Anping is the old fort. Anping Fort is built on the foundations of the Dutch stronghold named Fort Zeelandia. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Public Art
“Art center, artists, sculptures, small shops during the night selling fashionable clothes and hipster stuff.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Night Market
“台南最大的夜市,吃得玩得應有盡有,也設有停車場 Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; Haian Road, Section 3, between Lixian Rd. and Hewei Rd., North District. This is the largest night market in Tainan, and the largest fully-outdoor night market in Taiwan. Ample parking is provided here. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Historic Site
“延平老街,也就是安平老街,又稱台灣街或石板街。位在安平古堡東側,是三百年前荷蘭人在安平所建的第一條街道,因此又稱台灣第一街。延平老街以傳統製法蜜餞、古早味玩具及糖果等等著名,因為近年來觀光盛行,現在老街內店家大多賣紀念商品,假日兩旁攤販林立,就像是白天的花園夜市。 老街內建築有土角厝、紅磚矮屋、西式洋樓,還有夾雜著一些現代的鋼筋水泥建築。洋樓大多市白粉牆或洗石子面牆,欄杆、柱頭或屋簷上飾以手工精緻的浮雕。建議可到中興街和效忠街逛逛,追尋老街風華。 English Introduction: Anping street which is right next to Anping Fort is the first road Dutch people constructed about three hundred years ago, also being called '' the first street in Taiwan.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“台南市海安路的藍晒圖, 曾經讓人驚艷於藍晒圖竟然可以應用在公共藝術上。 後來海安路的藍晒圖被刷掉了, 台南市文化局邀請建築師劉國滄在西門路利用司法舊宿舍製作成立體的藍晒圖, 不僅讓藍晒圖復活, 還變成實體可以走入的空間, 增加與遊客的互動性。 園區有著一些文創商品, 也有許多有趣的彩繪, 每進一出都能發現新風景。 來到台南市區別忘了來這走走踏踏! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The remnants of an old salt storage facility that was abandoned for 60 years and overrun with Banyan trees. The constructed walkways allow for interesting views over the canal, and there is a cafe, gift shop and toilets on site.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Establishment
“It's one of the oldest congregation in Tainan. It has been revised to a posh artsy area full of cafes, bakeries, restaurants, arts and craft stores. It will be a nice and relaxing stroll. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“台南中西區的新美街上,有一間老屋改建遠近馳名、擁有完美調酒 並被國際美酒組織評選為亞洲調酒酒吧推薦名單五十強的酒吧! T.C.R.C.為The Checkered Record Club縮寫,創始於2007年”
  • 14 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Another way to see the city, is taking the boat through the river or walking around in the nights, Take a coup of coffee, or listen the music.”
  • 20 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Mall
“目前台南最大的獨棟百貨,結合購物中心與百貨公司全方位服務機能的大型休閒購物商場,延攬大型超市、影城、SPA、髮廊等,具備一次購足、大眾生活機能的娛樂休閒空間。 English Introduction: Situated in the heart of Tainan’s busiest commercial area and transportation hub, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi’s Tainan Ximen Store is an integrated shopping center and department store offering a large-scale shopping mall, full-service supermarket, cinema, spa, and salon, providing the public a unique space for shopping and leisure.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
“文章牛肉湯是台南有名的牛肉湯,100元的牛肉湯送一碗肉燥飯,在地人的早餐選項。 營業時間:每日17:00~隔日14:00,每週一下午14:00公休到週二早上10:30開始營業”
  • 11 locals recommend
Taiwanese Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Taiwanese Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“台南又增一家想吃就吃得到,跟7-11一樣24小時營業的牛肉湯店了!話說 台南人的傳統早餐為牛肉湯,就用牛肉湯來開啟你今天的旅程吧~ It's a 24HRS beef soup restaurant. Tainan's resident start their morning with a beef soup! Let's start your day with beef soup! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“山羊飯館位於恆春鎮佳好輪Go kart旁,外觀以木板及酒箱所呈現極具的特色,顯而易找,店內強烈的裝潢用色及精緻的手繪壁畫,讓一踏入店裡的你立刻被異國氣氛包圍,店內菜色有南洋料理、中式料理、套餐、炸物..還有提供下午茶喔,真的太多料理可以吃了,因飯館營業到凌晨,所以不怕沒地方跑,可以約朋友到這裡吃飯敘敘舊、或聽個音樂放鬆心情,而且飯館會有不定時的搖滾樂團到這裡表演,甚至有時會融入趣味的活動,讓墾丁又多了一個更有fu的用餐地點。”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
“又著國外酒吧的感覺 熱情的服務員與去那的客人 一定可以讓你放鬆與結交新朋友 Need a Drink!?? The Light House is the place you can go kick back enjoy a drink~! Who knows you might even make new friends!! 編輯 ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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