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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  • Since we wanted to visit rose house to have its high tea set, however you must pay the entrance fee in order to access it, thus no choice but after our high tea we went to have a tour around. The Brit...  more »
  • Though Castle admission ticket bought in, here too. Fresh water in the port city Kobe have the ijinkan? But it is too far away from the fresh-water station, went by taxi. That building is not seen in building and furniture, Taiwan will feel the fun sightseeing views. Can be enjoyed at night is like a night view spot, but go during the day.
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  • Come here and don't forget to participate in their free watch, and you'll learn more about history and stories than you can see on your own, much more fun and much more interesting.
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  • The place itself was great, I especially liked the yummy quality afternoon high tea set, not to be missed, with fantastic sea view and breeze out the terrace. Only thing not so impressed there is the coffee being just very average, and was told not refillable when I asked for a refill. The other really negative experience is the attitude of the security guards, half of them were like tensed up army officers on duty as if we were enemies. Theres a young lady guard down the lower level entrance (where the former office of the consulate is located) who shouted at my wife very rudely just because my wife‘s hand touched a concrete statue when she was trying to take a picture with it.
  • Cijin lighthouse can be viewed from this place. Offers good view on good day and easily accessible by public transport. From top of the hill where the former consulate office sits, you can see the beautiful Shihziwan Bay
  • 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.
  • Perfect Viewpoint have a great overview of the harbor and the city
  • Grest view, free tour guide and great history lesson.

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