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ASIA : TAIWAN: KAOHSIUNG

Kaohsiung is located in southwestern Taiwan, facing the Taiwan Strait. Kaohsiung is the second largest city in Taiwan and the most densely populated. Travelers on cheap holidays to Kaohsiung enjoy the city's laid-back atmosphere, local culture and good riverfront restaurants and cafés. Book your travel package to Kaohsiung with Direct Flights today.

Kaohsiung

     

Kaohsiung is located in southwestern Taiwan, facing the Taiwan Strait. With origins in the 17th century near the end of the Ming Dynasty, Kaohsiung has always had strong links with the ocean. Also known as the Harbour Capital of Taiwan, ferries play an important role in everyday transportation and the city's port is the 6th largest container port in the world. The harbour features extensive sand bars that create natural breakwaters and scenic cruises for visitors on Kaohsiung travel packages.        
       
Kaohsiung is the second largest city in Taiwan and the most densely populated. Less glitzy and energetic than Taipei, travellers on cheap holidays to Kaohsiung enjoy the city's laid-back atmosphere, local culture and good riverfront restaurants and cafés. The Ai River is a canal that is Kaohsiung's backbone, similar to the River Thames in London: the river plays an important role in the city's economy and a riverside park features a night market, three outdoor cafés and festivals and concerts. Excursion boats cruise up and down the river, providing views of the nearby Holy Rosary Cathedral and Kaohsiung Bridge. And an overview of the entire city is provided by the observation deck of the Tuntex Sky Tower, a uniquely designed 85-floor skyscraper with a high-speed elevator to the top.        
       
Direct Flights, your online travel specialist, books discount travel to Kaohsiung, including cheap flights to Kaohsiung and Kaohsiung travel packages that also include accommodation in the city. And if you book your trip to Kaohsiung through Direct Flights, you'll be able enjoy the sights without breaking your budget - we'll get you the best travel deals available.        
       
The Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, in the Neiweipei Cultural Park, offers outdoor sculpture gardens and indoor galleries full of calligraphy and classical and contemporary art. Lotus Lake is renowned for its floating lotus flowers and numerous temples, including the Spring and Autumn Pavilions, the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, and the Confucian Temple. Three Phoenix Palace is the largest temple in Kaohsiung. Stone lions guard the steps leading to the central hall, which features icons, altar tables and glowing cones. Steps at the rear of the main hall lead to a smaller Buddhist shrine with gilded Buddha images and statues of warriors.        
       
Chichin is a long, very narrow island that's famous for its octagonal lighthouse, seafood and pedicabs - it's the only place in Taiwan where you can still experience this once-popular mode of transportation. Chengching Lake, on the outskirts of the city, offers clear waters, an ocean park full of marine life and some of the finest accommodation in Kaohsiung. Shou Shan Zoo houses animals from Asia, Africa, America and Australia, including lions, tigers, elephants, black bears and kangaroos. Another pleasant respite from the city's urban attractions is provided by scenic bicycle rides through the surrounding hills and along the coast.        
       
Little Harbour is an interesting side trip and only about 10 km south of the city centre. Kaohsiung is the world's larger scrapper of old ships, and visitors who are lucky enough to be there at the right time can sometimes get good bargains on nautical artifacts, including ships lanterns and clocks.  Whether you fly in from Spain, Chile, New York City, or anywhere else- Direct Flights can arrange a discount holiday in Kaohsiung for you including cheap flights and discount accommodation.        
       
Flights to Kaohsiung arrive at its nearby international airport. The airport is relatively small, but international flights to Kaohsiung arrive daily from Asian cities. Direct Flights can set up all your discount travel needs from the convenience of your home or office computer. It's all done online, so it's fast and easy, and there's no need to visit a travel agent's office.
       
       
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