With over 2.7 million inhabitants the city of Kaohsiung (Gāoxióng in Pinyin) is the second largest city in Taiwan. Kaohsiung lies at the southern end of the west coast of Taiwan and has large natural harbour, bordered by the island of Cijin to the south. Kaohsiung was founded at the end of the 17th century by Chinese settlers and became part of China in 1684. Following the treaty of Shimonoseki Taiwan became part of Japan in 1895 and Kaohsiung experienced a phase of rapid development. Kaohsiung was heavily bombed by the Americans during World War II. As a consequence there is a dearth of old buildings in Kaohsiung. Nowadays Kaohsiung is a predominantly modern city, with lots of skyscrapers and pleasant shopping areas.
01 Ferry to Cijin island 02 Ferry dock on Cijin island 03 Rickshaws 04 Chinese lanterns in Matsu temple
05 Woman praying in Matsu temple 06 Woman praying in Matsu temple 07 Woman praying in Matsu temple 08 Prayer tablets 09 Prayer tablets 10 Matsu temple entrance with Chinese lanterns
11 Matsu temple entrance 12 Matsu temple entrance with Chinese lanterns 13 Matsu temple entrance with Chinese lanterns 14 Cijin island beach
15 Ground lights 01 Dragon and tiger pagoda 02 Bridge to dragon and tiger pagoda
03 Ciji chinese temple 04 Ciji chinese temple 05 Ciji chinese temple 06 Ciji chinese temple
07 Ciji chinese temple 08 Dragon statues on Ciji temple 09 Dragon statues on Ciji temple 10 Statues of Chinese gods on Ciji temple 11 Dragon statues on Ciji temple
12 Ciji temple decorations 13 Ciji temple column 14 Believers praying in Ciji temple 15 Altar in Ciji temple 16 Believers praying in Ciji temple
17 Believers praying in Ciji temple 18 Fruit stall 19 Pineapples 20 Ciji Chinese temple 21 Ciji Chinese temple
22 Red and yellow bananas 23 Chinese temple tower 24 Qiming Chinese temple 25 Qiming Chinese temple 01 Zuoying underground station
02 Zuoying underground station 03 Zuoying underground station 04 People queueing up in underground station 05 Dome of light
06 Dome of light 07 Dome of light 08 Dome of light 09 Xinyuejiang shopping area 10 Talee department store
11 Star Place building 12 Folk festival performers 13 Dream Mall 14 Female folk festival performer 15 Folk festival performers
16 Folk festival performers 17 Female folk festival performer 18 Female folk festival performer 19 Folk festival performers 20 Dream Mall
21 Dream Mall 22 Dream Mall square on a Saturday afternoon
23 Dream Mall 24 Dream Mall 25 Giant Ferris wheel on Dream Mall at dusk
01 Skyline and harbour at night 02 Skyline and harbour at night
03 Tuntex Sky tower at night 04 Kaohsoung skyline 05 Kaohsoung skyline 06 Tuntex Sky tower
07 Kaohsoung skyline and harbour 08 Harbour skyline 09 Kaohsoung skyline and harbour
10 Tuntex Sky tower 11 Kaohsoung skyline at night
12 Kaohsoung skyline at night 01 British consulate residence in Takou 02 British consulate residence in Takou 03 Pedestrian bridge in harbour
04 Raisin bread loaves 05 Chinese steamed chicken 06 Chinese dish with noodles 07 Fried tofu
08 Fried snacks 09 Ticket counter at the train station 10 Departures hall
11 Corridor to the gates 12 Kaohsiung airport
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