Kaohsiung is an important maritime transportation and trade center in Taiwan. The Taiwan port, in fact, is considered one of the top cargo-shipment free ports in the world. The Kaohsiung Harbor, on the other hand, receives a number of ferries and boats every day brining in tourists and vacationers from the mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Okinawa, Japan. An important tourist attraction within the harbor is the Kaohsiung Fisherman’s Wharf. The wharf used to be a simple port area but was transformed into an attractive destination after it was renovated. In the past, the wharf used to be the secondary Kaohsiung port that served as a gateway for exporting steel, wood and bananas.
Through the years as Taiwan’s economy grew and stabilized, the main Kaohsiung port turned high-tech: its maritime activities became automated and millions of [Read more…]