Kaohsiung, Taiwan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kaohsiung, Taiwan? If you're planning to go to Kaohsiung, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Based on the climate and weather in Kaohsiung, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

Important essentials for Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kaohsiung, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Kaohsiung.

If you go to a temple, such as TianHou Temple, wear:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Kaohsiung.

What to wear/what to pack for Kaohsiung, Taiwan by month

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January

If you vacation in Kaohsiung during January, you might notice that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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February

In February, Kaohsiung is chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kaohsiung, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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March

If you go to Kaohsiung in March, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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April

April for Kaohsiung is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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May

In May, Kaohsiung is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kaohsiung, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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June

June in Kaohsiung is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

July in Kaohsiung is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

August can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

If you visit Kaohsiung during September, you may notice that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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October

If you go to Kaohsiung in October, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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November

If you go to Kaohsiung in November, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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December

In December, Kaohsiung is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kaohsiung, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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