The British Consulate At Takao

The British Consulate At Takao

The British Consulate At Takao
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ANParish
Busan, South Korea998 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was a nice bit of history with some interesting exhibits (mostly in Chinese) and a great view of the harbor and cityscape. It was a bit hard to find as signs for it are not a' plenty. We came up a path that led through a hillside residential area. It led to a large temple, and there were no signs around it about how to proceed. We looked around and realized the consulate was behind the temple. I think it's easier to reach if you come up the "front way," which starts near the ocean, not the "back way," which is closer to the ferry terminal for going to Cijin Island.
Anyway, it was definitely worth it! There are two main buildings - one at the top of a hill (We reached this one first - it's next to the temple) and one at the bottom (leading to the "front way" up the hill). The one at the top is nicer and has a small garden around it. The staff in the souvenir shop and at the small cafe are very nice. We had a great teatime there and learned some interesting history before walking down to the lower building.
Written 15 January 2024
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia31,611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
There are two entrances and both require a climb to the residence. At the base there is the office for the Consul and residence is above. Both are big on the gift shop and selling tea and souvenirs. The building is restored, but there is nothing to actually show how people lived, just rooms without furniture. The cool breeze does make this an interesting place to be in the heat. there is a good view from here.
Written 19 March 2023
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Chillax
Singapore, Singapore1,190 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Since it's near the Gushan ferry terminal. It's right beside a chinese temple at the top of the hill slope. Entrance fee is twd99/pax, With a twd30 coupon for use at restaurant only. Not much exhibits as mentioned by other reviewers, come here for the views of Kaohsiung. U can also see cijin island. This can be combined with Cijin island as a day trip. We sat by the restaurant veranda to have a latte and a pot of tea (min one drink order per pax) as we take a break from the day's sightseeing. Drink prices similar to Starbucks so we find it OK.
Written 21 February 2020
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Musings_MJ
Singapore, Singapore611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a well maintained attraction but was lacking in exhibits. It seemed that visitors were just paying to enter the grounds to enjoy the scenery and perhaps have English tea in the café. Perhaps the British presence in Kaohsiung was only for a very period in history and there weren't much to showcase. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the visit on a sunny breezy day.
Written 2 January 2020
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Inspire587709
785 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
At lower entrance (by waterfront), you see exhibits from the old days. Climb up steep steps (hard workout) on hill to reach top portion and get nice panorama of harbor.
Written 31 December 2019
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NypRP
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
There is nothing much to see. Most places are blocked and the stuffs in the cafe in there are rude. It totally ruin our day and mood.
Written 25 December 2019
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan15,204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Old British consulate and the consul’s residence are well preserved, and now it becomes a main tourist attraction of Kaohsiung. The area, where the consulate stands used to be called Dagou,one of the ports opened for foreigners more than a century ago. The view from the old consul’s residence over Kaohsiung port is marvelous. It is absolutely worth visiting.
Written 28 June 2019
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AmarilisVos
Jabbeke, Belgium2,309 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We visited this place on April 18. There are two entrances, one down at the harbor and one up the hill. On the hill you can visit the building where the consul lived. The house closest to the port was an old office building. The explaination is also in English. Be aware you will have to take a fair amount of stairs and some are steep.
Written 4 May 2019
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James C
Singapore, Singapore219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Lovely gardens and great views. Chance for afternoon tea, lunch or light drink in pleasant indoor dining area with optional verandah location. Decent history descriptions in English too.
Written 22 April 2019
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,547 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
While it is doubtless all for the good that this consulate has been thoroughly restored, we did not find it as compelling a site as we expected. Unlike the British consulate at Tamsui, this one has not been equipped with period furniture to complete the scene. There are also very few exhibits which can help bring the past to life. Overall, this is much more of a souvenir shop than a museum.

Still, the coastal scenery is pleasant. It may be worth coming here for the views alone. However, you should moderate your expectations in terms of how much you're likely to learn about history here.
Written 10 January 2019
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