The British Consulate at Takow
Today, the “Former British Consulate at Takao”’s interior is divided into four sections where historical documents, photographs and items from the old days were displayed. With fireplaces in the dining room, the studio and the bedroom, and a basement used as storage room, displaying a strong sense of British style building. There is also a historical trail that connects the Consulate building on the hilltop to the office building by the harbor. Outside, the building faces two spectacular views including the view of Sizihwan and outlooks over Kaohsiung Port on the other side. Visitors can now enjoy a meal or a cup of coffee within the building as recently leisure and dining areas have been added.
Visitors not only get to enjoy the panoramic view of Sizihwan, the sunset in the Kaohsiung First Harbor and beautiful scenery of the port city, but also various Kaohsiung attractions nearby, such as Shihba Wanggong Temple, Shaochuantou Park and Cape café. So don’t miss out on this one and only, British style experience for your Kaohsiung travel.
Sat, Sun, national holiday 09:00-19:00
1. Close for maintenance every Monday.
2. Open as usual on national holidays except Lunar New Year's Eve.
3. Kaohsiung City is closed for business days (such as typhoons or natural disasters).
Ticket price 99 yuan (general adult)
Drive on your own:
No. 1 National Highway (國道一號): exit from Zhongzhen Interchange (中正交流道) -> make a right turn at Zhongzhen Road (中正路) -> Zhongzhen 4th Road (中正四路) -> make a right turn to Wufu 4th Road (五福四路) -> make a left turn at Gushan 1st Road (鼓山一路) -> Linhai 2nd Road (臨海二路) -> Xiaochuan Street (哨船街) -> Former British Consulate at Takao (英國領事館)
Take train Kaohsiung Train Station (高雄火車站). From there take Chaishan Tourist Bus (柴山觀光專車) to National Sun Yat-Sen University stop (中山大學站).
Take bus no. 31, 50, 99, or 248 to National Sun Yat-Sen University stop (中山大學站).
By Kaohsiung KRT:
Take Kaohsiung KRT-Orange Line (捷運橘線) to KRT Sizihwan Station (捷運西子灣站).