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Kaohsiung
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Taiwan, Province of China

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung is the second largest city in Taiwan and is located in the south of the country. It lies on the coast of the Taiwan Strait and is bordered by the cities of Tainan, Pingtung, and Yilan. The city has a population of 2.77 million, making it the most populous city in the south of Taiwan.

Kaohsiung is known for its beautiful harbor, which is one of the largest in the world. The harbor is home to a large number of fishing boats and other vessels. The city is also home to several parks, including the Kaohsiung National Park and the Kaohsiung National Wildlife Refuge.

The city has a long history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to the 17th century. During the Qing Dynasty, Kaohsiung was an important port city and the main port of entry for Chinese immigrants to Taiwan. In the 19th century, the city was a major trading center and was the site of several battles during the Sino-Japanese War.

In the 20th century, Kaohsiung experienced rapid growth and development. In the 1950s, the city was the site of the Kaohsiung Incident, a major uprising against the Kuomintang government. In the late 1990s, the city was the site of the Kaohsiung International Airport, which is now one of the busiest airports in Taiwan.

Today, Kaohsiung is a modern city with a thriving economy. It is home to a number of industries, including shipbuilding, electronics, and petrochemicals. The city is also a popular tourist destination, with a number of attractions, including the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and the Kaohsiung City Tower.

Excursion tips for a day in Kaohsiung

As a tourist in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy in just one day. Here are some ideas of what you can do:

1. Visit the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas at Lotus Pond, a popular tourist destination in Kaohsiung.

2. Take a stroll along the Love River, a romantic and picturesque spot for a leisurely walk.

3. Visit the Pier-2 Art Center, a vibrant area filled with art galleries, cafes and shops.

4. Visit the Kaohsiung Museum of History, which features a variety of exhibits about the city’s past.

5. Take a ride on the Kaohsiung Metro, which will give you a great view of the city.

6. Explore the night markets, which offer a variety of food and shopping opportunities.

7. Visit Fo Guang Shan Monastery, one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Taiwan.

8. Take a tour of the Cijin Island, which is known for its seafood restaurants and beautiful beaches.

9. Enjoy the views from the 85 Sky Tower, the tallest building in Taiwan.

10. Check out the Kaohsiung Film Archive, which offers a variety of classic and modern films.

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The climate in Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung in Taiwan has a subtropical climate with hot and humid summers, mild winters, and plenty of rainfall throughout the year. In the summer months (June to September), temperatures can reach up to 32°C (90°F) with high humidity and frequent showers. Autumn (October to December) is the most pleasant season, with temperatures ranging from 18°C (64°F) to 25°C (77°F). Winter (January to March) is mild and dry, with temperatures ranging from 10°C (50°F) to 20°C (68°F). Spring (April to May) is warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from 18°C (64°F) to 25°C (77°F). Overall, Kaohsiung has a mild climate with plenty of rainfall throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Kaohsiung

Our weather forecast for Kaohsiung helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 33.1 °C
min: 28.8 °C
19.4 m/s
20.2 m/s
26.1 %
24.1 m
67.7 %
1,009 hPa
05:23:59
18:45:56
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 33.1 °C
min: 28.8 °C
22.0 m/s
22.3 m/s
77.0 %
23.3 m
68.7 %
1,009 hPa
05:24:24
18:45:40
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 32.7 °C
min: 28.4 °C
22.7 m/s
20.9 m/s
73.1 %
23.7 m
65.1 %
1,007 hPa
05:24:49
18:45:22
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 32.7 °C
min: 29.7 °C
20.9 m/s
19.4 m/s
42.1 %
24.1 m
67.5 %
1,007 hPa
05:25:14
18:45:04
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 32.0 °C
min: 29.2 °C
21.6 m/s
21.2 m/s
100.0 %
23.6 m
68.6 %
1,008 hPa
05:25:40
18:44:44
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 30.8 °C
min: 27.7 °C
16.6 m/s
18.0 m/s
99.5 %
24.1 m
73.0 %
1,006 hPa
05:26:05
18:44:23
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 26.8 °C
14.4 m/s
19.1 m/s
98.7 %
18.8 m
81.7 %
1,003 hPa
05:26:31
18:44:01
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 26.5 °C
13.3 m/s
14.0 m/s
95.6 %
17.2 m
83.3 %
1,000 hPa
05:26:56
18:43:37
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 27.2 °C
15.5 m/s
14.8 m/s
95.9 %
16.4 m
82.2 %
1,000 hPa
05:27:22
18:43:13
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 27.4 °C
11.2 m/s
14.0 m/s
95.0 %
18.4 m
83.7 %
999 hPa
05:27:47
18:42:47
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 31.2 °C
min: 27.6 °C
20.2 m/s
18.4 m/s
85.0 %
22.6 m
74.5 %
997 hPa
05:28:12
18:42:21
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 28.2 °C
39.2 m/s
47.2 m/s
98.1 %
18.1 m
83.1 %
992 hPa
05:28:37
18:41:53
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 26.3 °C
26.8 m/s
35.5 m/s
99.8 %
7.0 m
90.7 %
994 hPa
05:29:03
18:41:24

Cruises to Kaohsiung

Would you like to travel to Kaohsiung on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Kaohsiung.

Scheduled ship calls in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 3rd 2024 Sunday, 3rd of Nov. 2024 MS Noordam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 11:00 am 08:00 pm
Dec. 24th 2024 Tuesday, 24th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 16th 2025 Thursday, 16th of Jan. 2025 AIDAstella 08:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Sky 08:30 am 03:00 pm
Jan. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Jan. 2025 Seabourn Encore 09:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 22nd 2025 Wednesday, 22nd of Jan. 2025 Seabourn Encore 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 24th 2025 Friday, 24th of Jan. 2025 Silver Whisper 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 28th 2025 Tuesday, 28th of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Sky 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 29th 2025 Wednesday, 29th of Jan. 2025 MS Riviera 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Feb. 2025 Norwegian Sky 09:00 am 03:30 pm
Feb. 23rd 2025 Sunday, 23rd of Feb. 2025 MS Noordam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Mar. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Sky 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Mar. 2025 MS Riviera 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 22nd 2025 Saturday, 22nd of Mar. 2025 Azamara Onward 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Apr. 2025 MS Insignia 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 20th 2025 Monday, 20th of Oct. 2025 MS Riviera 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 22nd 2025 Saturday, 22nd of Nov. 2025 Seabourn Quest 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 2nd 2025 Tuesday, 2nd of Dec. 2025 Norwegian Sun 07:00 am 03:30 pm
Jan. 25th 2026 Sunday, 25th of Jan. 2026 AIDAdiva 09:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 8th 2026 Sunday, 8th of Feb. 2026 MS Westerdam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 8th 2026 Sunday, 8th of Mar. 2026 MS Westerdam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 7th 2026 Tuesday, 7th of Apr. 2026 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 04:00 pm
May 11th 2026 Monday, 11th of May 2026 MS Sirena 09:00 am 06:00 pm

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