Former British Consulate at Dagou

Former British Consulate at Dagou
One of the Displays Inside the British Consulate

The Former British Consulate is a beautiful place to visit. It’s the oldest western style building in Taiwan and dates back to about 1864. There are quite a lot of stairs to reach the main buildings. However, once you are there the views of Kaohsiung shoreline are amazing. This is recommended as a place to see.


  • Beautiful views of Kaohsiung Shoreline
  • Beautiful roof garden restaurant & cafe with panoramic views of  Kaohsiung
  • Souvenir shop
  • Museum displaying the history of Kaohsiung


  • There are lots of steps so you need to be of average fitness.
  • The restaurant  / café is quite expensive, so if you are on a budget then it’s best to bring your own refreshments.
  • This is a good location to visit and is nearby the Sun-Yat Sen University, Syongihen Northgate, Sizihwan Bay, and Kaohsiung Harbour.


Address: No. 2 Sihwei 3rd Road, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, 80203, R.O.C

How to get there:

Metro / Underground

  • Take the Orange Line and get off at Station Sizihwan  (O1)
  • Follow the signs to the Harbour, and from there to the University / Consulate.

Total walk time: 20 minutes

Car / Scooter

  • You can take a taxi from the Metro stop Sizihwan  (O1)

Extra Info:

  • This is also known as the Former British Consulate at Takao
  • Kaohsiung is twinned with the English city Liverpool. They currently have an exhibition in the main building  celebrating Liverpool and the Beatles.
Former British Consulate at Dagou, Kaohsiung
Former British Consulate at Dagou
The Beatles Gallery, Former British Consulate at Dagou
The Beatles Display
The Beatles Music Gallery, Kaohsiung
The Beatles Music Gallery

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>