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Kaohsiung is the second most populated city in Taiwan after New Taipei and is located in the south of the island. Kaohsiung is known for its harbor. Hence it is also known as the Harbor Capital of Taiwan. Kaohsiung is the world's sixth largest cargo-container seaport. Its year-round fine weather and the low cost of living makes Kaohsiung the place to visit.

The Cijin District is a slender island in Kaohsiung harbor which serves as a natural breakwater for the harbor. The district is filled with seafood restaurants selling freshly caught seafood which can be prepared right after you pick it out. Cijin is connected to the rest of Kaohsiung City by underwater tunnels, but the transportation of choice is one of the many ferries that traverse the harbor.

The area to the west of the Love River includes the Gushan and Yangcheng districts. The main attractions in Gushan are the British consulate, the Takao Railway Museum and the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. Sitting atop a hill, the red brick building of the British consulate offers beautiful views over the Kaohsiung harbor and the sea.

Take a walk or bike around Lotus Lake. The lake is surrounded by temples, some of which have built out onto the lake. Of note are the Dragon-Tiger Pavilion and Spring Autumn Pavilion, as well as Taiwan's largest Confucius temple. During the day the lake is surrounded with stalls selling food, drinks and trinkets. Across the street from the Dragon-Tiger Pavilion is a Taiwanese puppet shop that's worth checking out. Just south of the lake is one of the restored gates of the Old Wall of Fongshan, built in 1826. A few blocks down on Shengli Road is the North Gate, the best-preserved of the three. On the other side of the gate is a new park and the Military Dependents' Museum, which features many vintage Taiwanese household items.

There are numerous seafood restaurants dotting the main street in Cijin Island, all offering the same fresh seafood for about NT100-200 per dish. It is a great idea to go in a small group and order a few dishes to try, probably one more dish than the number of people in your group. In the evening, a night bazaar goes into full swing. There are lots of little eats to eat as per Taiwan's night markets, BBQ squid, mochi to name a few are particularly good.

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