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A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island. Historical attractions in Kaohsiung come in great variety, with Dutch colonial, Qing dynasty, and imperial Japanese buildings to find around the city, along with a number of more modern industrial buildings, converted into hip cafes and stylish restaurants. Night markets represent a good way to see contemporary Kaohsiung culture, with visitors and traders from across the region creating the atmosphere of an old port town. Kaohsiung is in Taiwan. Add Kaohsiung and other destinations in Taiwan to your travel plans using our Taiwan trip planner.
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