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In the past, Kaohsiung never really got the attention it deserved, but in recent years tourists both local and foreign are starting to realize that there’s more to this city than the island’s largest port. Full of night markets, temples, and tons of good restaurants, Taiwan’s second largest city is definitely worth a visit, and while you’re there be sure to check out these attractions.
Located on the corner of Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung’s Confucius Temple is the largest of its kind in Taiwan. Built in the ’70s, the temple is a replica of a temple from the Song Dynasty era. It’s an impressive building, but make sure you don’t visit on Confucius’ birthday, which falls on September 28. This day is also known as Teachers’ Day in Taiwan, and the temple is usually packed with worshippers.Confucius Temple, No. 400 Liantan Road, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan