Sightseeing

周邊景點

Former British ConsulateFengyi AcademyChengqing LakeDadong Arts CenterChengcing Lake Baseball Field

The consulate was built in 1865 with more than a hundred years of history. It is now the most antique western building preserved in Taiwan, which is listed as the second-class historic spot. It was the western building designed by a British engineer and built by Chinese craftsmen, and it is the most meaningful ancient building of Chinese modern history with graceful and elegant proportion. Semicircle arches are rhythmically arranged in order with considerably rhyming. At the corner, the circle arch is smaller and the wall pillar is bigger, which has reinforced function in dynamics. It is the Baroque typed building of the Renaissance era. It emphasizes on the stylish regular pattern and its hollow pattern railings were built with excellent bricks. Harmonious sense of beauty is shown at every turn. Among the existing western style buildings in Taiwan, it provides an excellent example of technique and style and that possesses the value of historical architecture study and conservation value. The building brick and mortar used all continue using the traditional method of Fukien and Taiwan. Some parts are even filled with clay and soil, while wooden truss is built with complete western style. It is the building that has double function, administrative and residential function, and its style also lies in between them. It is the portrayal illustration of modern Chinese and Western cultural communication, and also the first formal consulate built by foreigners in Taiwan. The occurrence of consulate opened up the development of western architecture for Taiwan in the future.

In the 19th year of reign of Jiaqing Emperor in Qing Dynasty, Fengyi Academy was established in Xincheng (current Fengshan). In addition to teaching, Fengyi Academy also serves as a Wenchang Temple, Respect word Pavilion, examination center, warehouse, Temple of Cao-Jin, Shrine of Five Literary Men, and free teaching. It is also the place for litigation settlement and “Annal Compilation and Interview Bureau". In 2009, Fengyi Academy was renovated and the construction was completed in 2013. After renovation, Fengyi Academy presents an original appearance of historical site, and displays the operation of the Academy, introduction to imperial examination, history of Fengshan, and history of Fengyi Academy based on the atmosphere. Such renovation activates the earliest, most complete, and largest academy existing in Taiwan. (Copied from Fengyi Academy)

Chengqing Lake is located in Kaohsiung Citys Niaosong District. It is the largest lake in the Kaohsiung area, developed originally as a reservoir to meet the need for water for industrial use. Later on the lake was improved through environmental landscaping, until today it offers the beauty of a forested park. It was opened to the public as a tourist destination in 1960. The surface of the lake has a water area of more than 300 hectares, and the highway that has been built around it stretches for a total of seven kilometers.The tranquil beauty of the area has led it to be given the sobriquet, "West Lake of Taiwan." The best known of the lakes attractions is probably its Bridge of Nine Turns, which was built in 1960; it is 230 meters long and 2.5 meters wide, and does indeed have nine turns.

Dadong Arts Center is defined as a multi-function cultural park, including a performance hall with complex functions, a audio exhibition hall full of cultural creation and commercial function, and a unique art library. Open in march 2012, Dadong Arts Center is a comprehensive cultural center integrating life art and local cultural features. The image of design focuses on natural elements. The semi-outdoor building is combined with eco-system, including flows of wind, reflection of light, and rainfall and Fengshan Creek, shaping the beauty of oriental Zen. (Copied from Dadong Arts Center )

The Chengcing Lake Baseball Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Niaosong District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, on the lakeside of Cheng-ching Lake. The stadium opened in 1999 and has been the home of Kaohsiung-Pingtung Fala (1999–2002), First Financial Holdings Agan (2003), La New Bears (2004-2010), and EDA Rhinos (2013-present)
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