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The British Consulate At Takao

No. 20 LianHai Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
+886 7 525 0271
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No. 20 LianHai Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
+886 7 525 0271

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Building have been kept up well, but wasn't much to see. Have been reading this is a main attraction in Kaohsiung. I can mark it off that I was here.

Thank Jonea M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's one of the main attractions of Kaohsiung, but unless you are a fan of Taaiwanese history, there really isn't much to see here. If you are a fan, this place is probably better with a guide who can tell you about what the place...More

Thank arjun_stc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building with its views are worth the climb up the stairs, but aside from a couple of rooms it is largely a tea house and gift shop.

Thank lesleighbryanbalwin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located atop the promontory overlooking the entrance to Kaohsiung harbor, the location of the former British Consular Residence makes for some very nice views of the ocean on one side, the harbor on the other, and a wonderfully refreshing on-shore breeze. (We did not visit...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed April 15, 2017

The British Consulate at Takow(Kaohsiung) is British first official consulate in Taiwan in 1865. The consulate was established is easier to commercial trade with Taiwan.

Thank edck2014
Reviewed March 26, 2017

We took a hidden route after crossing footbridge and followed brown coloured road sign walking up mountain, and suspected walking wrong way along the uphill, and finally took 25 minutes and reached the consulate museum. The view was panorama, windy, chilled, and appeared a 2-storey...More

Thank Chun pang L
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

For the amount of admission charged, we were very disappointed to see most of the buildings and structure going worn and torn. The museum operator seemed more interested to selling souvenirs, snacks and publications (for earnings) than protecting cultural heritage. What a pity!

Thank BettyFung
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Car is needed to get here. We were lucky to have free tour guide provided by the consulate. Could see the building built and partially rebuilt after 1977 earthquake. Could see the sea from a side and the city from the other. If time allowed,...More

Thank Amber C
Reviewed January 18, 2017

The brick architecture reflected a good glimpse into its past and it's always interesting to learn the history behind it. It's a nice stroll once you reached the top offering amazing panoramic views of the city and harbor. Beautiful sunset view if you come in...More

1  Thank Lesley O
Reviewed December 29, 2016

The former consulate site is located about 20 minutes walk from the Gushan ferry terminal. It was built in 1865 and actually only operated as the consulate for about 45 years. It operated as a weather observatory for nearly as long starting in 1945. The...More

1  Thank octrekster
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