The only downside to traveling is packing. The process is so stressful, deciding what to bring and not bring, knowing what to wear and not wear, and making sure you won’t forget any necessities such us medicines and personal effects. When traveling to Kaohsiung either for business or pleasure, it is helpful for you to first know how to behave and what to wear in Kaohsiung. Understand local culture, know the weather, and determine which months are the best months to visit this bustling city in Taiwan.
When deciding what clothes to pack, keep in mind that Kaohsiung is a tropical Asian city located along the South China Sea. Unless you are going there for business or an international convention where you will be required to dress formally, forget about packing a coat or heavy clothing. Kaohsiung experiences tropical climate and warm weather throughout the year. Annual average temperature is a warm 28°C (82°F), which is cooler than other major Asian cities such as Manila, Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur. Temperature drops in winter from 23°C (73°F) during the day and 15°C (59°F) during the night. Most visiting westerners would not need to put on a coat or extra layer of clothing even on the coldest winter night. It could also get very humid and sticky during the day. The best months to visit Taiwan are March, August and December. [Read more…]