Kaohsiung City (old names: Takau, Takow, Takao) is a special municipality in Taiwan. Situated in southern-western Taiwan and facing Taiwan Strait, it is by area the biggest municipality, at 2,952 km2 (1,140 ml2), and 2nd most populous (by city proper) featuring a population of nearly 2.77 million. Since its start in 17th century, Kaohsiung has grown into the political, transportation, economic, manufacturing, refining, industrial and shipbuilding center of southern Taiwan. Kaohsiung is "a global city with sufficiency" categorized by Globalization and World Cities Research Network, 2012.
The Port of Kaohsiung is the biggest harbor in Taiwan, but it is not officially part of the city of Kaohsiung. The southern terminal of Freeway 1 is located in Kaohsiung. Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit, city's subway system, launched in early 2008. The city of Kaohsiung was the host of the World Games 2009, multi-sport event composed of sports not featured in the Olympics. The city is home to Republic of China Navy fleet headquarters.
Main landmarks of Kaohsiung include the Tuntex Sky Tower, the Kaohsiung Arena, the Kaohsiung Harbor and the ferris wheel of Kaohsiung Dream Mall. Newly developed, the city is also famous for having a large number of organized night markets, shopping streets and newly developed leisure parks like Pier-2 Art Center or E-DA Theme Park.
Kaohsiung's natural attractions includes Shoushan (Monkey mountain), Love River, Qijin, bay of Xiziwan, Dapingding Tropical Botanical Garden and Yushan National Park located at the city's northeastern tip. Kaohsiung also features a variety of historical attractions including the Old City of Zuoying, which is a historical town built during early 17th century, Former British Consulate at Takao created during late 19th century or sugar and crop factories built during Japanese occupation of Taiwan.
Kaohsiung cruise terminal
Kaohsiung cruise terminal
This is the new cruise ship terminal (still under construction). Among the project's features is the boardwalk connecting the complex with the "Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center", and also with premium shopping and dining districts and several recreation areas located along the port's waterfront.
Terminal building view from land
Terminal building view from above
The Kaohsiung cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taiwan.
If you lose the Kaohsiung location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Kaohsiung cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taiwan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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