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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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Where to stay in Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung caters to a range of budgets and styles in the accommodations it provides for its guests. To keep things simple and easy, take a look at the options close to Formosa Boulevard, the station where the two metro lines intersect. To the north lies the main train station, and the area has been dotted with high-rise hotels, both standard and luxurious. Backpacker-friendly hostels are never too far away in this district, while a number of traditional guesthouses can be found in the surrounding residential areas. Atmospheric, and usually budget-friendly, they provide a good option to for those wanting a side of the city other than the ultra-modern one of the central area.
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  • The old consultant building is on the top of a hill with many, many steps. My parents could not climb them. This is not a place for people with bad knees. But, if you can make the trek up you will be ...  more »
  • On a trip to Kaohsiung, I met some friends to explore the former British Consulate and have Tea. The architecture was interesting as were the few interpretive displays. I was left wanting though. I wo...  more »
  • It's somewhat small and you won't spend that much time here, but it's a cool building with a nice history that's worth a visit.  more »
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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