Kaohsiung Travel Guide

Geography

The city sits on the southwestern coast of Taiwan facing the Taiwan Strait. The downtown areas are centered around Kaohsiung Harbor with the island of Qijin on the other side of the harbor acting as a natural breakwater. The Love River (or Ai River) flows into the harbor through the Old City and downtown. Zuoying Military Harbor lies to the north of Kaohsiung Harbor and the city center. Kaohsiung's natural landmarks include the coral mountains Ape Hill, Shoushan and Banpingshan.

Climate

Kaohsiung is located within a degree to the south of the Tropic of Cancer. The climate is tropical, specifically a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen Am), with monthly mean temperatures in the range of, and relative humidity between 71 and 81%. Average annual rainfall is, focused primarily from June to August. At more than 2210 hours of bright sunshine, the city is one of the sunniest areas in Taiwan.

Cityscape


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