The British Consulate at Takao is a previous British office worked in 1865 in Gushan District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It has been assigned as a second Class Historic Site by the Ministry of the Interior. It lies at the pinnacle of Shaochuantou and disregards Xiziwan Bay and Port of Kaohsiung. It presently fills in as a bistro and traveler attraction. In 1860 the Treaty of Peking constrained the Qing tradition to open up the ports of Takau now called Kaohsiung, A ping Anping, Tainan, Tamsui, New Taipei and Keelung to remote exchange. As the biggest realm of the time, Britain was one of the primary western nations to set up an office, selecting Robert Swinhoe as the principal British bad habit diplomat in 1861, despite the fact that he was not able physically to get the post until 1862.
At first, the department was focused in Tamsui, yet in 1864 the workplace was moved to Takau. The building itself was worked in 1879 by McPhail and Co sitting above Takao Harbor and the materials were brought over from the city of Amoy Xiamen on territory China. It was leased by the British Government in 1867. Around the same time Swinhoe was delegated as the main Consul General in Formosa a post he would hold until the point when his retirement from taxpayer supported organization in 1873.