Former British Consulate The consulate was built in 1865 with more than a hundred years of history. It is now the most antique western building preserved in Taiwan. It was the western building designed by a British engineer and built by Chinese craftsmen, and it is the most meaningful ancient building of Chinese modern history with graceful and elegant proportion. Semicircle arches are rhythmically arranged in order with considerably rhyming. At the corner, the circle arch is smaller and the wall pillar is bigger, which has reinforced function in dynamics. It is the Baroque typed building of the Renaissance era. It emphasizes on the stylish regular pattern and its hollow pattern railings were built with excellent bricks. Harmonious sense of beauty is shown at every turn. Among the existing western style buildings in Taiwan, it provides an excellent example of technique and style and that possesses the value of historical architecture study and conservation value. The building brick and mortar used all continue using the traditional method of Fukien and Taiwan. Some parts are even filled with clay and soil, while wooden truss is built with complete western style. It is the building that has double function, administrative and residential function, and its style also lies in between them. It is the portrayal illustration of modern Chinese and Western cultural communication, and also the first formal consulate built by foreigners in Taiwan. The occurrence of consulate opened up the development of western architecture for Taiwan in the future. Kaohsiung City Related sites National ParkYu Mountain (Yushan) National ParkYushan Tian Pond (Tianchi) and KuaiguGuan Mountain (Guanshan) and YakouNational Scenic AreaMaolin National Scenic AreaShiba Luohan Mountain (Luohanshan)Lovers' GorgeNational Forest Recreation AreaTengzhi National Forest Recreation Area（temporarily closed by typhoon effects）Amusement ParkE-Da Theme ParkSceneryDome of LightQijinLotus LakeShoushan National Nature ParkMeinongUrban SpotlightJinshi LakeShou Shan ZooHeart of the Love RiverLove RiverChengqing LakeTianliao Moon WorldThe Indigenous Botanical GardenKaohsiung Metropolitan ParkKaohsiung 85 BuildingShanping Ecological Recreation AreaNight Market/SnackGuanghua Tourist Night MarketXingzhong Tourist Night MarketLiuhe Tourist Night MarketHot SpringBaolai Hot SpringsBulao Hot SpringsMuseum/Gallery/MemoryKaohsiung Museum of HistoryKaohsiung Cultural CenterKaohsiung Music CenterKaohsiung Municipal Film ArchivesNational Science and Technology MuseumKaohsiung Hakka Cultural MuseumFormer British ConsulateKaohsiung Museum of Fine ArtsKaohsiung Astronomical MuseumHeritage/TempleKaohsiung Rose BasilicaFo Gunag Mountain (Fo Gunag Shan) MonasteryYuanheng TempleKaohsiung Confucius TempleBeaches/IslandsKaohsiung HarborXizi BayGlory PierTourism TownMeinong District, Kaohsiung City: Hakka Beauty and Hospitality Recommendation 2 Recommendation QR code Travel Information （Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.） TEL：+886-7-525-0100Address：No.20, Lianhai Rd., Gushan District, Kaohsiung CityLongitude/Latitude：120.26685/22.618911Web：http://superspace.moc.gov.tw/en/local_culture_page.asp?rid=216Transportation：Nat'l Hwy 1 → Dingjin System Interchange→ Nat'l Hwy 10 (Take the exit toward Zouying) →Cuihua Rd.→Zhonghua 1st Rd. to Zhonghua 3rd Rd. → Jianguo 3rd Rd.→ Beiduan St. → Beidou St. → Gushan 2st Rd. → Linhai 1st Rd. → Dengshan St.→ Shaochuan St.→ Lianhai Rd.Public：By Air: 1. From Taipei International Airport fly to Kaohsiung on Mandarin Airlines. 2. From Hualien Airport fly to Kaohsiung on Mandarin Airlines. Kaohsiung International Airport THRS/ TRA/ BUS Take the THSR to Zuoying Station or TRA to Kaohsiung Station, transfer to Kaohsiung Metro toward Sizihwan Station, continue by Kaohsiung Bus (No.99 or Orange 1A) to Syongjhen north gate Station.