Guanshan is situated approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) away from Kaohsiung and 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Taichung.
Taiwan is dotted with fabulous things to see and do, from big-ticket tourist hotspots to hidden gems that await the more intrepid traveler. You'll also find Beinan, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast, and Yuli 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southwest.
About 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the west of Guanshan is Kaohsiung, a regional center which is home to Holy Rosary Basilica Cathedral, South Gate (Chiwen Gate) and Lovers Wharf. Kaohsiung has much of interest for those willing to delve a little deeper. Chungcheng Stadium, Kaohsiung Astronomical Museum and Singda Harbor are a couple of other places you won't want to miss.
Whether you're an atheist or one of the faithful, visitors are sure to find a little enlightenment at Taiwan's shrines and other holy sites.
Make the most of the knowledge of the locals with your pick of culinary tours and cycling tours. If you are after a special way to see Taiwan, try paragliding.
Try out typical dishes to discover the local cuisine. Pork and chicken are just two commonly used ingredients. Two of the regional delicacies to order are niu rou mian (beef noodle soup) are lu rou fan (minced pork on rice). After the main course dishes are cleared away sample the mouthwatering moji (rice cake). Taiwan is a popular beer here. So head to the nearest drinking establishment, kick back and give it a try! Many people don't believe a meal is complete unless they've tried a glass or two of regional wine. Try golden muscat or shaoxing. Request some kaoliang. This is a popular spirit in the region. And of course, no matter what time it is, Taiwan is a great place to order zhenzhu naicha (bubble tea).
Good things must come to an end, but be rest assured, when you're ready to say "Zàijiàn" to Guanshan, you'll have plenty of wonderful memories to take home.