10 Interesting facts about Kaohsiung

For anyone interested in visiting or curious to learn more about Kaohsiung, here are 10 interesting facts to get started with.

  • 1.  There are about 2.8 million people that live in Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan and located on the southwestern corner of Taiwan.  Often considered the capital of southern Taiwan.
  • 2. Kaohsiung is believed to have been founded in the early 1600’s, originally known as Takau.  Over the years the name changed to Wannian Zhou in 1662, back to Takau in the 1670’s, changed to Fengshan in 1684, to Takao in 1895, and finally to Kaohsiung in 1945.  The many changes coming from ongoing conflicts and changing of control between Taiwan, Japan, and China.
  • 3. The area of Kaohsiung is divided into 38 districts, with Sanmin being the largest having about 360,000 people, followed by Fengshan, Qianzhen, and Zuoying.
  • 4. The Love River or Ai River flows through Kaohsiung into Kaohsiung Harbor, includes a riverside park with a night market, outdoor cafes, and occasionally live bands.
  • 5. You can take a ferry around the harbor, helpful for visiting the attractions on Cijin Island, such as the seafood restaurants, traditional markets, and a beach.
  • 6. The Port of Kaohsiung is a major port for Taiwan, handling a majority of Taiwan’s imports and exports, is sometimes known as the “Harbor Capital” of Taiwan.
  • 7. You can get around Kaohsiung with the KMRT, a subway system connecting 36 stations and two of its stations are regularly mentioned for their beauty, including the Formosa Boulevard Stations and the Central Park Station.
  • 8. You can visit Lotus Lake or Lotus Pond, a man-made lake famous for lotus plants and the numerous temples around the lake.
  • 9. Includes the Liuhe Night Market, an evening market for seafood, handicrafts, clothing and more, a popular tourist spot.
  • 10. Museums in Kaohsiung include the Astronomical Museum, the Hakka Cultural Museum, the Kaohsiung Museum of History, and the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.

Have your own networks with others in Kaohsiung

If you regularly share content or work with people in Kaohsiung, here are a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:

  • Use in your preferred language, including Chinese Traditional, Simplified and 32 others.
  • Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each.
  • Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views from respective parent folders.
  • Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, polls, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites, and blogs.
  • Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan.  This includes the ability create as many networks as you’d like, use the applications, and have initial storage for your photos, office files, audio and video files.

Learn more about having your own networks with others in Taiwan, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples, and relevant blog articles.

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