Sightseeing

周邊景點

Love RiverDome of LightCity Light GalleryCentral ParkPier 2 Art CenterTrue Love PierXizi BayKaohsiung Dream MallLiuhe Tourist Night MarketKaohsiung Film ArchiveKaohsiung Main Public LibraryDadong Arts Center

Located at the junction of Boai 1st Road and Tongmeng 1st Road, the Heart of the Love River is in the upper reaches of the Love River between East Lake and West Lake. In between these lakes, there is a heart-shaped bridge. The beautiful bike routes and beautiful lakeside landscape here have become a quality leisure space for all in Kaohsiung. At night, the magnificent lights look like a diamond necklace, sparkling in the night.

Situated at the Kaohsiung MRT transfer station for the Red Line and Orange Line (Formosa Boulevard Station), the Dome of Light was created by renowned artist Narcissus Quagliata. The dome is the worlds largest public art installation made from individual pieces of colored glass. The work not only adds to the beauty of the station, but also adds a new dimension to the art life of the Kaohsiung and creates a new scenic spot in the city. The Dome of Light took nearly four years to complete. The work was overseen personally by Quagliata and shipped from Germany for installation at the station. The dome tells the story of human life in four chronologically arranged themes: Water: The Womb of Life; Earth: Prosperity and Growth; Light: The Creative Spirit; and Fire: Destruction and Rebirth, with an overall message of love and tolerance. The dome has a 30-meter diameter and covers an area of 660 square meters. The lead glass panes were created and assembled according to a full-scale blueprint created by Quagliata to produce a creative new departure from this millennia old art form.

Themed on lights, the City Light Gallery located in the Central Park radiates blue neon lights, adding to the beauty of the night. Adding an artistic touch to the public facilities like bus stops, telephone booths, trashcans, bulletin boards, chairs and streetlamps, Kaohsiung City Government boldly broke away from the stereotyped decorations of public facilities to bring more visual beauty and aesthetic taste to the cityscape. 2001 Kaohsiung citizens and Mayor Hsieh contributed photos of their smiley faces for the refreshing artistic creation of "SMILE 2001-the Wall of Hope" that shines a ray of hope on the city. Addressintersection of Wufu Rd. and Jhongshan Rd., Kaohsiung City

【Central Park】Kaohsiung Central Park Station is located in the center of Kaohsiung City where previous Chungshan Stadium, Rotary Park and Cianjin Swimming Pool were situated. Thanks to the major transport networks nearby, it was reconstructed and redesigned into a MRT station by Kaohsiung City Government in 2000 for city regeneration project.Central Park nowadays is surrounded by shopping areas for tourists such as Dali, Hanshin, New Jyuejiang and Yuzhu Street and thus becomes the heart of shopping zone in Kaohsiung City in which city green, open spaces for sightseeing and urban green network are connected.

Pier 2 Art Center is inside the Port of Kaohsiung at the end of Dayong Road. "Pier 2" was originally a connection terminal and the exhibition spaces were originally the warehouse of the commercial port. Kaohsiung City Bureau of Cultural Affairs took over the warehouses in 2006 and launched a series of highly characteristic exhibitions, such as the Taiwan idol Culture Exhibition, Kaohsiung International Steel and Iron Sculpture Festival and Livingware Craft Series. Now, the Pier 2 Art Center is expanded into the Pier 2 warehouses, C5 TSC warehouses, Moonlight Theater and the Art Square to accommodate different exhibitions and performances.

【True Love Pier】After the Love River was restored, the environmental protection unit began monitoring the water quality to ensure its stability. Recently, a variety of fish have returned to the river. There are a number of walkways and riverside parks along the Love River. The mouth of the river is now the location for the trendiest place to enjoy the seaside and the sights of the Love Pier. Kaohsiungs skyline and shoreline can be seen its entirety from this location. At night the city lights are a beautiful sight to behold.

Xizi Bay is perched on the sea at the western edge of Kaohsiung City, just southwest of Mt. Longevity, with the Qijin Peninsuna stretching southward. Its main feature is a swimming beach known for its clear blue water, the beauty of its sunsets, and its natural reef. The atmosphere and the scenery here change from morning to night; each time of the day has its special attraction, but the brilliant colors of the sunset are unparalleled in their beauty. The long breakwater here is the landmark of Xizi Bay, and basking in the sea breeze on the breakwater gives the most pleasant and comfortable sensation imaginable.

Kaohsiung Dream Mall is the largest shopping mall in Taiwan. The interior design of this shopping paradise integrates the concepts of living, nature and the sea. The structure of the mall is divided into two sections, the fish-shaped building and the main building, which are linked by an inner street, themed on the style of New Yorks Fifth Avenue. The Mall is planned on four major themes, water, flowers, nature and the cosmos, which give each floor a unique charm. The four themes dress the floors into different functional areas, featuring shopping, leisure, entertainment, arts and culture and dining. The Hello Kitty Ferris wheel on rooftop features six theme colors and cartoon characters authorized by Sanrio Japan. The giant Ferris wheel, complemented by the LED light beamed from the fish-shaped building illuminates the sky of Kaohsiung City; therefore, it is named the "Eye of Kaohsiung".

You will not be considered to visit Kaohsiung if you miss out Liuhe Night Market. As early as in 1950, more and more stalls stationed in Dagangpu of Xinxing District in Kaohsiung, finally forming the well-known "Dagangpu Night Market". The night market is developed into large-scale, known as Liuhe Night Market. The Night Market is not far away if you walk from Kaohsiung Railway Station along the Zhongshan Road straightforward, which takes only ten minutes more, and then turn right to Liuhe Road. In daytime, the market is a straight road, and turns into prosperous market area in nighttime. There are 138 stalls in Liuhe Night Market, most of them serve snacks and provide entertainment and games for recreation, the garments/apparels and groceries are rarely seen in the market. In particular, the dozens of steak houses boom around the market offering beef steak at reasonable price or family-size package meal. No matter what you like to have, a variety of delicious food, specialties, cold drinks, ices and seafood here are offered for your choice. Just remind you, dont miss the opportunity to taste the papaya milk and steamed salty shrimps in Kaohsiung.

Kaohsiung Film Archive, located by Kaohsiungs Love River, is the first base in southern Taiwan dedicated to long-term development of film arts. This film archive has brought the people in southern Taiwan rich and diverse activities and contents of film arts and provided solid education for the film arts. The Kaohsiung Film Archive carries a mission to develop talents for the movie culture and bring the art of movies to the public. People come here to immerse themselves in the world of movies all day long.
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