Kaohsiung is the second most populated city in Taiwan after New Taipei. The city is is a special municipality located in the South of Taiwan Island. Along with the harbor, Kaohsiung is famous for its commerce and tourism. Kaohsiung is now one of most attractive destinations for celebrating New Years Eve in East Asia with plenty of choices for parties and events.
Introduction to Kaohsiung
Facing the Taiwan Strait, Kaohsiung City is the largest municipality by area and the second most populous with a population of approximately 3 million. The city is also known as the ‘Harbor Capital’ of Taiwan. With its fine weather and midium cost of living, Kaohsiung is a great place worth to visit, especial on Christmas, New Year holidays or tradtional Spring Festival holidays.
Kaohsiung will present you epic New Year’s Eve awesomeness, with massive fireworks and amazing performances. There are 2 major celebrations held at Time Boulevard of Dream Hall and E-DA World, welcomes visitors of all ages together to enjoy the moment the clock strikes midnight. If you need to welcome the new year in a unique style, then head Kaohsiung. It is a pecial destination to be on New Year’s Eve.
Nothing brings on the new year greater than spectacular firework displays. The stunning fireworks at Time Boulevard will last for 217 seconds with ferries wheel in background, offering a spectacular view of the city. At same time, E-DA World rings in 2017 with dazzling displays of 520-second firework. The night skies will be a blaze of light and color at midnight on New Years Eve. NYE concerts, featuring local and Taiwan’s best talents, begin at early evening, continues until the countdown and ends around 1:00 am.
Kaohsiung City not only holds NYE celebrations, but also plans series of amazing events and festivals. These are started from the beginning of December, like giant balloon parade, Marathon running and Christmas decorations. A 29-meter high Xmas tree is set at the Kaohsiung World Game Main Stadium and a 900-meter avenue next to stadium adorned with sparkling lights creating romantic and merry atmosphere. Visitors may find enchanting Christmas ambience spread throughout the city.
Get to Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung International Airport is about twenty minutes to the south of the city center. The airport is on the MRT Red Line and is also easily accessible by scooter, car or taxi.
Hotels on NYE
There are more than 300 hotels and resorts in Kaohsiung. The most booked hotels are listed below:
- Han Hsien International Hotel
- Ambasador Hotel
- Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
- Howard Plaza Hotel
- Kingdom Hotel
- The Lees Hotel
- 85 Sky Tower Hotel
- Kindness Hotel Xiong Zhon
- Kindness Hotel Qixian
- Hotel Dua
If you are preparing your trip to Taiwan on next coming New Year, early booking is strongly recommended.