Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The British Consulate at Takow was the first British Consulate in Taiwan, established in 1865. The property has since been converted into a cultural heritage site with exhibitions about the opening of the port city Takow (now known as Kaohsiung) to foreign trade in the mid-1800s and the British and Taiwanese relations at the time.

While visiting the museum, Billy and I stopped at the Rose House for a relaxing afternoon tea overlooking the sea. The Rose House is a traditional English style tea house created by Robert Huang with over 50 locations worldwide. Besides being an entrepreneur, Mr. Huang is famous for his paintings of roses and helped design the dishes for The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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