The British Consulate at Takao, Kaohsiung

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Get an insightful look into the British Empire's influence in Taiwan by visiting The British Consulate at Takao. The building is a former consulate, built in 1865, and today it serves as a museum and a restaurant. Spend some time in the roof garden cafe and experience panoramic views of the city and its coastline and port. This two-story Renaissance-style museum teaches about the history of the city. Prepare yourself for a climb, however, because there are many stairs to the top. Work out when and for how long to visit The British Consulate at Takao and other Kaohsiung attractions using our handy Kaohsiung trip site .
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  • When one is at the ferry terminal, it is the pedestrian bridge over it, and on the opposite bank across the street, and then left. After a few hundred metres away is the lower part of the former Consulate. Steps to get to the top. From here views. The Interior of the building is uninteresting.
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  • The second time is a bit disappointing! is basically the business of the interests! By the dining hall, the food store occupies most of the place! The writing of the century is poor! But the view is beautiful!
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  • By taking a minibus to the West Bay outside the station, and then picking up the stairs, fortunately, the ladder is not much, the family can also pay. The entrance ticket is $ to each person, including a visit to the Hill's mansion and the Hill's leading museum, and another to the Tea house and ticket coupons. The weather was good and the scenery was beautiful. The British architecture is beautiful and can be photographed under the long corridor and the arch. The Red mail with the Crown emblem is a very intimate feeling for Hong Kong people. There are not many exhibits in the museum, and the value of the goods store is slightly higher. There are cafes can taste English afternoon tea, affordable. Then you can follow the trail of the mountain to the museum.
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  • Very interesting and well preserved historical site which is easy to get to. Not every plaquard and explanation is in English though. Great views for pictures.
  • Interesting settings. Comfortable rose garden café.
  • Really good place to enjoy tea time. The sight is really amazing, and the price of tea is reasonable.
  • Lots of stairs to climb.
  • Great scenic view from the top, can see all of Kaohsiung City, worth the entrance fee

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