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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 02, 2016
Moving to Teach English  (3 Answers)

Hi all, I just had some questions about living in Kaohsiung:

1) Where is the best district to live in if you want to be near a lot of activities (indoor and outdoor, but still need it to be affordable?

2) Are there any recommendations for schools in the area?

3) What are some fun places to hang out at night? Any ex-pat bars that tickle your fancy?

4) What the deal with visas? I've heard that it's better to arrive in Taiwan and then find a job (better pay/location/etc.), but as I want to get there in November, I'm worried there won't be anyone hiring. If I did just fly to Taiwan, is there any way to get a visa where I don't need to leave the country in order to come back in with a working visa?

Thanks for all the help ahead of time! Much gratitude!

With warmth,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 26, 2014
Want to Play Tour Guide for a Day?  (3 Answers)

We are an active senior couple arriving in Kaohsiung on March 5, 2015 for just one day (cruise ship). Wondering if any locals would be willing to meet us and tour us around your city in your car, including Fokuangshan Monastary and other places you recommend, plus things 'off the beaten track.' We are experienced travelers who live in USA and Chiang Mai, Thailand. We've done this sort of thing before on VT and always worked great for all! Open to all ideas! (;>). Thanks, Bob & Fran

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 01, 2014
busy Shopping centre in Kaohsiung?  (3 Answers)

Dear friends

I need to know :

1). what area to stay in Kaohsiung.

The criteria area where I like is : a). many shops along the streets, near shopping (mall) area, for instance similar area like in myeongdong korea or pratunam in Bangkok, Orchard road in SIngapore b). near to train station/MRT

2) any suggestion for hotel 2 or 3 star which is clean and near shopping complex and train station in each city of Kaohsiung

Thanks so much

kind regards


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 27, 2013
Public transport from cruise terminal  (1 Answer)

I will be arriving port of kaohsiung by royal carribean ship. As I have only 5 hours to shop and eat local food. Is there any big shopping mall with food court nearby?
Is there any train/ subway or bus to the shopping mall?

Judy Goh
Email : [email]

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 06, 2012
Tennis in Kaohsiung  (1 Answer)

I will be working in Kaohsiung from oct to dec 2012. Is there lots of tennis courts (free or cost) in Kaohsiung. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 29, 2012
Foreign Exchange Student Accommodation

Where can you recommend a student accommodation place (hostel or apartment) in Kaohsiung near National Sun Yat Sen University? I'm looking for one that is good for 3-4 people and is not too pricey.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 20, 2011
Kaohsiung to Sichong River Hotsprings


I am seeking help for the below:

1. How long it takes for a bus trip from Kaohsiung to Sichong river hotsprings?
2. How much does it cost to get to Sichong River Hhotsprings by Taxi?
3. Is there any hotsprings nearby Kaohsiung (max. 2hrs journey)?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 30, 2011
Any Kaoshiung chinese website or forum to intro?  (4 Answers)

I'm planning to travel to Kaoshiung 20-26Mar, would like to read up some locals recommend places to visit to eat.

Due to the weather changes, I'm not sure if I'm expecting rainy season in Taiwan during March. As I thought of staying in Minsu, I hope to tour around in Pingtung and Kenting. Hope to read up more as it might be a solo trip or two ladies trip


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2010
minsu in central kaohsiung  (2 Answers)

Hi, am visiting kaohsiung on 15 May and intend to stay one night. Any recommendation on minsu/ guesthouse near train station of kaohsiung or sandou. Budget between NT 1000 to 1400. Many thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2010
batting cages?

Hello! Does anyone know of any good public batting cages? Preferably one that is accessible via MRT. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 14, 2010
Events and souvenirs  (2 Answers)

Will be in town from Apr. 9-12. Just want to know if there are any public festivals or cultural events while I'm there.

Also would like to ask what unique souvenirs can be bought there that you can't get anywhere else. Have been to Taipei before so I already have some ideas on what's generally available but I'd like to purchase something different.

Thanks for any replies.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 15, 2010
Kaoshiung  (4 Answers)

Hi guys

Im planning to visit Taiwan this March and one of the destination is at Kaoshiung. However, I am not sure if it's worth to travel to Kaoshiung as I do not know what's there to sight see and do. Anyone can advise me?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 15, 2009
Any buddy/sis interesting in cycling around Taiwan???  (1 Answer)

Hi guys, my friend(M) and I(F) are currently planning for a 13-day(give or take a day or two) bike trip around Formosa, starting on 22nd June . And when it comes to cycling FOREVER in SUMMER, the more people the merrier.

We have already worked up a detailed itinerary, covering the most attractive spots that Taiwan the beautiful island provides, and a great portion of the trip will be along the amazin&breathtaking coastline of east Taiwan..

Wanna take a good look at the BUBBLY Pacific Ocean? Wanna get to know the REAL Taiwan? Wanna taste something unique and different? Please join us in our special adventure!!!

We'd love your company... WELCOME ABOARD!


My contact infor:

Skype: princessJessie
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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 12, 2009
winter months kaohsiung


i want to know when is the winter months in kaohsiung nad where should i go to best enjoy the snow thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 05, 2009
We are city people and we found a cheap airfare to Kaihsiung  (6 Answers)

Hi there,
Our initial plan is to visit Taipei and as we were browsing through internet we found a promotional airfare to Kaosiung. Howeve we will still stick to our plan of visiting Taipei. If we book our flight to Kaosiung, is Taipei short distace, do we need to travel much? How far is Taipei. Would you recommend just flying directly to Taipei? thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 02, 2009
Help in Kaohsiung  (1 Answer)

Me and my friend willing be staying in Kaohsiung for 4 days 3 nites before we proceed to taipei. We be staying in Evergreen Hotel

However we have few qns:

1) We are not very familar where exactly is Evergreen hotel so what is the cheapest and faster way from Kaohsiung airport to our hotel?

2) What are the must places to visit in Kaohsiung? was hoping some1 could share their iternary with us for 4 days 3 nights =P

3) We would hope to travel to other places like Hualian or alishan, Ken ting e.g. too if there isnt much places to go in Kaohsiung. We are not sure the distance and time needed to travel to these places as we will still need to come back the hotel in Kaohsiung. Appreciate if any1 can share some info with us.

Thanks so much in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 19, 2009
Kaoshiung 3 days 2 nights F&E  (2 Answers)

i will be going to kaoshiung this may with my parents. however i need help on the intineary for a 3 days and 2 nights holiday. Any sugggestion? and also which hotel is recommendable to stay? Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 15, 2009
Travelling to Kaohsiung in March 2009

Hi.. Me & my colleagues will be travelling to Kaohsiung first time (4 ppl) from 7 – 12 Mar 2009.. can anyone pls advise us the easier & cheaper way to get around our destination? Or any recommended itinerary for us?

Kaohsiung > Chiayi Alisan > Taichung > Nantou > Kaohsiung

7-Mar: SIN > HKG > KHH
Touch down at Kaohsiung at around 7.15pm. After checking in at Sumitomo Hotel, will go to Liouho Night Market (六合夜市) for dinner.

8-Mar: Kaohsiung
Plan to visit Dream Mall (夢時代購物中心), Lotus Lake (左營蓮池潭), Dragon & Tiger Pagoda 龙虎塔, Love River (愛河) , Night Market(any recommedation) …

9-Mar: Kaohsiung > Chiayi Alisan > Taichung
Not sure whether to take taxis or train to Chiayi, den travel to alishan via train. After that travel to Tiachung & check-in at Marshal Hotel at Taichung. Visit Fong Jia Night Market (逢甲夜市).

10-Mar: Taichung > Kaohsiung
Lavender Forest (薰衣草森林)? > Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) > 九族文化村 Formosa Aborigine Cultural Village

11-Mar: Kaohsiung
Fo Kuang Shan Monastery(佛光山), 旗津 island, Sizihwan Scenic Area (西子灣風景區)

12-Mar: KHH > HKG > SIN
Any places to go before catching our 3pm flight back to SG?

Any recommendation for nice pastries like sun cakes(太陽餅) and pineapple tarts(鳯梨酥) in Kaohsiung?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2008
To Kaohsiung!  (2 Answers)

Hey so I am heading to Kaohsiung as a student to Study at the National Sun Yat-Sen University. I am a student of languages and Chinese is one of the languages that I am studying.
My mom is worried, she thinks that I will be raped or murdered or sold to human trafficking while there.
I have been reading all I can and I just would like to know if anyone knows how likely these scenarios are so that I can calm her.
Any help is thankful!!

3 Melissa

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 24, 2008
Life Hotel & Resort Kaohsiung, transfer from AirPort

Hi anyone stayed at this hotel before? Understand it's quite new.Anyone know if it has any email address? Can't locate them on the website.
Is it advisable to take cab from airport to the hotel? I've got party of 7 adults(include 2 elderly) & 2 young children. Heard that there are taxi touts at the airport and some taxis don't go by meter. is that true? Do they have airport bus that transfer to various hotel, just like that in Taipei?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 14, 2008
Hotels and places to go -recommendation please  (2 Answers)

Hi, I'm planning to stay 2-3 nights in KaoShiung. Any good 3-4 star hotel to recommend? I came across Chu Yu hotel which is very near the train station and the other is Citizen. Are they good? I hv 2 young kids with me(age 3 n 5). Thinking of spending a day at the Blue Lagoon water theme park.Is it worth going?Any good place in Kaoshiung worth visiting. Tks Kelly

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 27, 2008
buying sky lattern

May I know is there any shop in KaoHsuing that sell Tian Deng aka Sky lattern.

Please provide me with the exact address and shop name. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 05, 2008
How to plan a 2 days itinerary in KaoHsiung?  (1 Answer)

As above.
Is there any interesting places to visit in KaoHsiung?
So far, I only have Love River on my list.
Please advise.. Thanks~

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2008
Kaohsiung suggestions

My cruise will dock at kaohsiung and I have about 5 hours to explore the city, anyone can help me with not to miss places and how to get there?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2008
vegetarian meals...  (1 Answer)

Just wondering if anyone knows of anywhere good for a vegetarian meal around here? have just come from japan - not really veggie friendly - and am looking forward that Taiwanese cuisine maybe more so....?!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 11, 2007
Teaching in Kaohsiung  (2 Answers)

I'm planning to go to Taiwan to teach English and I want to be somewhere coastal or close enough to coastal. Is Kaohsiung a good area? If not, can anyone suggest some good locations. We don't want to be in Taipai. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 11, 2007
~*About 3 Hrs in Kaohsiung - What to Do?*~  (2 Answers)


As I plan to have my 1st trip to Kaohsiung. Could anyone suggest me where and how I can take my 3 Hrs there worthly.

I go there and back by HSR.

Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2007
Buying Cameras

which stores are the best to shop for Cameras in Kaohsiung?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2007
Backpacker Hostels kaohsiung  (1 Answer)

Need a backpacker style hostel for a week in march.
Want something near the centre.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2007
randyhes  (1 Answer)

I want to know about night life and discos in Kaoshuing or music with English and Chinese names.

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