Although Taiwan is fairly small, it has many hidden gems, and foreigners visiting for the first time through fresh eyes will more often than not, discover their beauty to share with the rest of the world.
Recently, Reddit user u/AberRosario shared with the online community a stunning photo taken by Facebook Group “City Talk”, of a view overlooking Kaohsiung City, with Mount Kavulungan, also known as Mount Beidawu (北大武山) as its backdrop.
The Fuji Mountain-like image was well received by the foreign community with many asking the location and the building situated smack-dab in the center of the photo.
Enthusiastic Reddit users quickly explained to those who asked that the building is actually the Chang-gu World Trade Center (長谷世貿聯合國大樓), more commonly known as the “Grand 50 Tower” among Taiwanese.
The spectacular photo also garnered responses from locals claiming that the photo of their hometown brought back great memories, though they lamented the fact that the mountains weren’t usually visible because of the air pollution.
The photo has led many foreigners to express interest in visiting the city and climbing Mount Kavulungan someday, after learning from Taiwanese Reddit users that its unusual name comes from the Paiwan aborigine language.