Saturday, January 14, 2012

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung is the second largest city in Taiwan. It seems more modern, less traditional than Taipei. Between the bay, harbor, and the Love River canal, Kaohsiung has a lot of attractive waterfront. Kaohsiung also has a metro, Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit System or KMRT, with some architecturally interesting stations, some with self-service bike rentals. There has been a concerted effort to include bike lanes around town. We had no trouble filling a day walking around the city and feeling the energy of an up-and-coming city.

Formosa Boulevard Metro Station.
Metro Station - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Self-Service Bike Rentals outside Central Park Station. Use your credit card. First hour free!
Bikes - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

A mall near Central Park Station.
Mall at Night - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Bike lane in the downtown.
Bike Lane - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The harbor as seen from the former British Consulate building.
Harbor - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Four scoops of ice cream as seem from the cafe at the former British Consulate.Ice Cream - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The Old City Hall is now the Kaohsiung History Museum.
Old City Hall - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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