Kao-hsiung County

Kao-hsiung Travel Blog

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Kao-hsiung County shares its economic importance with Taipei that balances the wealth and political power between the North and South. The city of Kao-hsiung has one of the largest shipping sea ports in Asia along with many heavy industries that is vital to Taiwan's economy. The last that I heard 70 percent of Taiwan's wealth is earned through exporting of its products and services. If there is anything major were to happen to Kao-hsiung especially its sea port the entire economy of Taiwan will come to a grinding halt.

My travel through the city of Kao-hsiung tells me that it’s definitely a much faster pace way of life compare to that of Pingtung. I have taken some pictures of its modernized sections of the city and its famous sea port.

It is when I got to Kao-hsiung that I decided to travel East across the Southern part of the Formosa mountain range (Highest in Taiwan) to Taitung. This road is also one of the most beautiful stretch a tourist can travel through. But be prepared to drive through this mountainous road early during the day as it will take probably a total of 6 to 8 hours depending on how fast you drive.





  
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