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. Use our Kaohsiung trip itinerary maker to visit The British Consulate at Takao on your trip to Kaohsiung, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Good luck and go up the Hill, in the only coffee available requires admission. Not in the tea room will exhibit their feeling. Is no longer. Menu is poor, tea is half sold. I thought it's not worth going all the way.
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  • August 12, 2017
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  • August 10, 2017
    Zhongshanda school near West 灣. A little 階 to go. Above you can see Harbor area with city views. Residence is also 蠻 ~ features ~ applicable Insert photo for a walk. Sunset calculations of zhebianpw can still see the sunset ~
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  • May 28, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    Interesting settings. Comfortable rose garden café.
  • May 8, 2017
    Really good place to enjoy tea time. The sight is really amazing, and the price of tea is reasonable.
  • June 22, 2017
    Lots of stairs to climb.
  • June 8, 2016
    Great scenic view from the top, can see all of Kaohsiung City, worth the entrance fee

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