What to do in Kaohsiung

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Kaohsiung Attractions

Whether you love to hit the shops or familiarize yourself with the local cuisine, there's a ton of things to see and do in Kaohsiung. This city is home to many exciting attractions that'll keep your to-do list full and your legs on the go. Whatever you're into, this place has a surprise in store for you.

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What to do in Kaohsiung

Free Things to Do in Kaohsiung

Leave your wallet in the hotel. It's a cinch to occupy yourself in Kaohsiung without surrendering a cent.

Kaohsiung Museum of Labour - Filled with artifacts and displays, this place is a paradise for minds that thirst for knowledge.

Urban Spotlight Arcade - Feed your appetite for arts and culture here and witness local talent at work.

National Sun Yat-sen University - Architecture enthusiast or not, you'll be wowed by this landmark's modernistic design.

Kaohsiung Wude Hall - Come to grips with some of the history of the area through this attraction.

Heart of Love River - There's something soothing about being around water, so stay a while here.

Xinkujiang Shopping District - Well known among local residents, this place is worth visiting.

Holy Rosary Cathedral - Get an insight into the local faith at this sacred place.

Xizi Bay Scenic Area - Throw a ball around with the kids or kick back and enjoy the warm sun at this popular coastal spot.

Shoushan Lovers' Viewing Platform - Contemplate the contrast between the city and nature's wild beauty at this scenic place.

Central Park - Whether you can tell your daffodils from daisies, it's not hard to find beauty in this magnificent display.

Things to Do in Kaohsiung with Kids

If you're taking a break with the young ones, there are loads of fun things to do in Kaohsiung. These family friendly experiences will put big smiles on faces young and old:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Kaohsiung on a sunny day?
What should I not miss in Kaohsiung?
If you want to see the best of this place, slot these attractions into your itinerary:

  • Lotus Pond
  • Yushan National Park
  • Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
  • Heart of Love River

Are there cheap things to do in Kaohsiung?
What can you do in Kaohsiung for free?
Your time away in Kaohsiung needn’t blow the budget with free things like these to enjoy:

  • Lotus Pond
  • Yushan National Park
  • Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
  • Heart of Love River

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