Kaohsiung is a massive port city in southern Taiwan. It’s home to many skyscrapers, such as the 85th Sky Tower, Lotus Pond, Qijin Island, Fu Guang shan museum, and is known for its diversity of parks. Its focal point is the Love River, with walking paths and cafes, restaurants and cruise boats navigating its waters. Shopping options range from high-end malls to the Liuhe and Ruifeng night markets.
Kaohsiung also offers scenic mountains, ocean views, and rivers, as well as a port, cultural, and historic attractions. Kaoshiung is the second-largest city after Taipei and Kaohsiung is the lesser-known travel destination most people overlook in favor of the capital. But beneath the cover of this sleepy seaside city lies a treasure trove of undiscovered gems.
I travel from Taipei main station – Zouying (Kaohsiung) station by using THSR (high-speed train) booked ticket by KLOOK travel and it’s only 1 half-hour. Zouying station exit 5 for taxi meter car. From zouying station 25-30 mins by meter taxi car for (T$340) but you can also use red line metro train to sanduo shopping district station if you going to 85th sky tower or nearest area. And another good thing in Kaohsiung your not going to pay any admission fee/entrance fee for your tour.
Love River The Love River scenery is enhanced by attractive city structures near the river, such as the Holy Rosary Cathedral, Kaohsiung Bridge, and the Kaohsiung Love River station. Cultural events such as concerts and the Lantern Festival are often held by the river. Love River is now used for sightseeing, and there are duck boats, love boats and gondola rides for tourists to enjoy the city view. You can rent a bike as well around the area.
Pier 2 Art Center The Pier-2 Art Center is located in a lively downtown area next to Kaohsiung Harbor in Yancheng District. The arts center was originally an abandoned warehouse site due to Kaohsiung’s shift from an industrial city to a service city. Due to the persistence of local artists, the area was finally remade to be an arts center. In 2006, the Bureau of Cultural Affairs of Kaohsiung City Government and under the management of the Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Development Association and took over the center, starting a series of exhibitions. Open Mon- Thur 10 am to 6 pm. Fri – Sun and holidays 10 am to 8 pm.
Fu Guang Shan Buddha Museum Fo Guang Shan, located in Dashu District, Kaohsiung, is the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. The organization is also one of the largest charity organizations in Taiwan. How to get there? (Private car, Yellow taxi, Metro from Sanduo Station – THSR Zuoying station), follow the signed exit right. Buses to Fu Guang has a different time. Can pay by cash or tourist card. Open except Tuesday 9 am – 7 pm. Sat & Sun 9 am – 8 pm. Be ready it will take 3-4 hours to explore all around Fu Guang Shan. Toilets, Restaurants, Cafes, and souvenir shops are everywhere too.
Lotus Pond is an artificial lake and popular, scenic tourist destination on the east side of the Zuoying District in Kaohsiung. Opened in 1951, it is famous for the lotus plants on the lake and the numerous temples around the lake, including the Spring and Autumn Pavilions, the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, and the Confucian Temple. Transportation to get there (Cars or Taxi, THSR, Metro, Bus). The best time to visit lotus pond is the early morning which is not much visitor and late afternoon is the most beautiful when the sun is reflected in the water.
Cijin/Quijin Island Is a tropical paradise that only 5 mins away from the pier Kaohsiung pier. Cijin is one of the best adventurous to do in Kaohsiung, first rent an electric bike that suited for your tour, but wait there’s more option if you visiting with your family. It’s time to see the Kaohsiung lighthouse, Cihou fort, Star tunnel, Mazu Temple, Shell Museum, Wind turbine park, Rainbow church and get some drinks & snacks around.
Liuhe Night Market The Liuhe Night Market is a tourist night market in Sinsing District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is one of the most popular markets in kaoshiung were selling local foods, drinks like papaya shake, seafood, handicrafts, clothing, cameras and more. Don’t miss the chef cooking sticky rice with Taiwan sausage (His in my video). This night market is close to Formosa MRT station where you can find the dome light show, this market starting from 5 pm till midnight. Follow the sign and just a few steps from the station.
Ruifeng Night Market Ruifeng is located between the Yucheng and Nanping Road (close to the Kaohsiung Municipal Sanmin Home Economics and Commerce Vocational High School),3 mins walk from Arena Station on the Gangshan to Siaogang Line (Red Line) and ruifeng is the largest and greatest night market in the city. Open every day except Wednesday from 5 pm till midnight.
Dream Mall is the largest shopping Mall in the city, located in Cianjhen District, Kaohsiung. To get there use a yellow taxi, bus, by foot or tram to Dream mall station(C5). Shopping, Eat everywhere as long as you can. Lots of options, affordable to high end.
85th Sky Tower Formerly known as Tuntex Sky Tower or T & C Tower, 85th sky tower is a skyscraper located in Lingya District And is one of the most architecturally distinct supertall skyscrapers ever completed. The building has a prong-shaped design incorporating two elevated podiums that support a pagoda-inspired tower. Don’t miss out to experience the great 85th Sky Tower Vacation Packages when you travel to Kaohsiung – see more AGODA 85 Sky Tower hotel and TRIP. com 85 Sky Tower flight deals! And more deals below!
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