Kaohsiung is another coastal city located in the southern part of Taiwan with an area of 2,952 km2. From being just a small village, the city has reached a population of 2.77 million people and this resulted in the city as the 2nd largest metropolis in Taiwan. The city is developing both politically and economically and now the Port of Kaohsiung is Taiwan's largest and busiest harbor. Of all 2.77 million people residing there and most of them are believers of various religions. Most of them are Buddhist, Taoist, Christian and Muslim.
This civil airport possesses a medium-sized airport area that is located in a district called Siaogang in Kaohsiung. It is also known with the name Xiaogang Airport. This airport was previously built as an army air squadron base back when the Japanese were still ruling Taiwan. After the Japanese rule era, there was a shift in ownership and the government of the Republic of China began to take over the operation. In the year 1965, the airport was demilitarized and changed into a domestic civil airport. It is also the second most crowded airport in Taiwan with a total of approximately 7 million passengers in the year 2018.
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The city of Kaohsiung owns a tropical savanna climate as it is located around the Tropic of Cancer. The average temperature throughout the year is around 20℃ to 29℃. The city is constantly exposed to warm sea temperatures all year round due to its location. Kaohsiung has a much cooler season compared to any other Asian cities despite having a tropical climate. The temperature usually exceeds to 30℃ around April to November, which is the warmer season. On the other hand, the temperature is much pleasant during the cooler season from December to March with only 25℃. Kaohsiung is also one of the sunniest cities in Taiwan.
The best season to visit the city is during the spring season which is from April until June and during autumn (September until November). The peak season to travel to the city would be from July until August as the city can be incredibly hot and humid, plus the hotel rates may also spike up. The month of January is when the Kaohsiung Lantern Festival is held at various areas in the city where there will be many music and dance performances.
There are many beautiful places to visit while being in the Kaohsiung.
Love River - This river lies in the southern part of Taiwan and it flows 12 km through the city to its harbor. It is also known as Ai River, Dagou River during Qing Dynasty and Takao River by the Japanese. It is the perfect spot for visitors to spend their evening. There is also a night market near the riverbanks along with three outdoor cafes often accompanied by performances from live bands. Many people would visit Love River during the night as the night time is where the lights would sparkle and the view becomes even stunning.
Liuhe Night Market - Liuhe Night Market is a local tourist spot night market that s located in Sinsing District and it is one of the famously visited markets in Taiwan. This night market is three blocks long and straight. Therefore, there is plenty of space for visitors to walk around. It is advised to get to the market after 6 PM to avoid the huge crowd that would visit the market during the night. The goods sold there are mostly handicrafts, seafood, live animals and clothing. Before Liuhe Night Market even existed, there used to be a collective food stall in the same area known as the Dagangpu Night Market. However, as a result of having an increasing number of visitations, the market is developed into a large scale market that is officially called Liuhe Night Market.