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Address: No. 20 LianHai Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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$350.00*
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Kaohsiung City Day Tour
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Amazing cityview

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 18, 2017
Lesley O
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Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the later afternoon.

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 restored historic brick consulate building itself is perched on the hill at the site, and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

The building is high up in the hill so it offers pretty good view of the city. But if you want to go in you will have to pay.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

First. It's about a 10 to 15 min walk from the nearest mrt station. But you can get a citywide bus pass daypass stamp from the information desk once you leave the place and ride any city bus for free on that day. As far as the attraction, it's not that great. It has a nice view of the harbor... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

The British Consulate comes in two part, first part located at the top of the hill, the second at the bottom. I didn't have time to cover the second half, but got a guided tour to the top part, which covers extensively on the history behind the place. The view from the top is nice, as you can see the... More 

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Taichung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

You can take MRT to Sizihwan station EXIT 1. Guided Tour will be start at 11 AM to introduce the K.S. harbor. There are some interesting architectural idea in this building. Great view on the top .There has a coffee shop near the building. You can see the sunset at 18 AM.

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1 Thank Hung K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This Consulate is not obvious at all as we went passed twice without noticing it until the third time then we realised it was the consulate that we were looking for! Haha Suggest that you go around late evening to catch the beautiful sunset up the hill. But be prepared to climb up flights of stairs (about 4-5 storeys high)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

It was worth the entry ticket. Beautiful gardens, and you can go down the steps to a whole world of statues representing real historical people.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

If you are a citizen of post colonial rule of British, you must come to this place to have a look at the British culture. Not a large place but worth visiting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

There's not too much to see at this site, but still worth the effort of climbing up in order to appreciate the view out over Kaohsiung Harbour. The building is well preserved it's just that there's not much inside to look at. Entrance fee of around $100 TWD.

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