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Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Taiwan’s second-largest city, Kaohsiung is a growing, fascinating, cultural hub featuring a unique blend of tradition, natural beauty, and modernity. The city's modern skyline captivates with architectural wonders like the 85 Sky Tower, offering panoramic views of Kaohsiung's bustling harbor and the sprawling city below. Art enthusiasts can lose themselves in the contemporary treasures of the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and the Pier-2 Art Center, where creativity knows no bounds. Additionally, the lively Liuhe Night Market is a must-visit for those seeking delectable street food, vibrant night bazaars, and a taste of local culture. Beyond its urban modern core lie many opportunities to explore important Taiwanese historical sites such as the Chikan Towers, a gorgeous center of Confucian learning surrounded by a dazzling maze of koi ponds, or the colorful Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, with their vibrant exteriors and elaborate interior walls.