Kaohsiung

  • Kaohsiung is the second largest city in Taiwan. It is built around a port and attracts visitors with its parks, cultural centres, restaurants and cafés, not to mention the best bakery in the world: Wu Pao Chun Bakery! Lotus Lake provides access to the tiger and dragon pagodas. Around a forty minute drive away, you will find the largest Buddhist temple on the island: the famous Fo Guang Shan Monastery. ...
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Taïwan

Kaohsiung is the second largest city in Taiwan. It is built around a port and attracts visitors with its parks, cultural centres, restaurants and cafés, not to mention the best bakery in the world: Wu Pao Chun Bakery! Lotus Lake provides access to the tiger and dragon pagodas. Around a forty minute drive away, you will find the largest Buddhist temple on the island: the famous Fo Guang Shan Monastery. Here you can experience the spirituality of the place by spending a night at the monastery.

Kaohsiung: what to do?

Spend a night at the Fo Guang Shan Monastery, and taste the best bread in the world at the best bakery in the world, Wu Pao Chun.

Lotus Lake, the tiger and dragon pagodas and the famous Fo Guang Shan Monastery, the largest Buddhist temple on the island.

  • The best bakery in the world.
  • The gateway to the tropical beaches of the south and Kenting National Park.
  • The never-ending queue outside the bakery.
  • The location 1h30m from Taipei and its international airport.

Reminders

One and a half hours from Taipei by train, Kaohsiung is the gateway to the tropical beaches of the south and Kenting National Park.

To avoid

Needless to see, there is always a 100-metre queue in front of the shop between 10:00am and 9:30pm.

Kaohsiung: what to eat?

The best bread in the world at the best bakery in the world, Wu Pao Chun. Among those available, you will find millet wine, rose petal and lychee bread. There are also pastries and other sweet treats as well as bread! We sampled the croissants and the pains au chocolat, which are amazing!

Kaohsiung: what to buy?

Bread, pastries and other sweet treats from the Wu Pao Chun Bakery.

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