Facing Taiwan Strait on the west and Bashi Channel on the south, Kaohsiung is a beautiful and modern metropolis located in southern Taiwan as well as the second largest city of the island. Greater Kaohsiung, a metropolis occupying an area of 2,946 km with the total population of 2.77 million, possessing all kinds of natural landscapes and living facilities, and is thriving as a new global city.
Kaohsiung has the largest land area of any special municipality of Taiwan. Its convenient network of land, air, and sea transportation offers multiple options for travel and freight movement, linking Kaohsiung with the world while also allowing people quick and easy access to the city. Kaohsiung also has easy access to Taoyuan International Airport in northern Taiwan by either highway or the Taiwan High-Speed Rail, for flights to destinations worldwide.
Kaohsiung is a leading industrial city in Taiwan as one of the world’s most important cargo ports.
Leveraging the significant experience of 2009 World Games to the upcoming milestone of 2014 “Asia’s New Bay Area” designation, Kaohsiung will continuously gain in competitiveness from its rich culture and beautiful cityscape. The city of Kaohsiung is ready and waiting for you!