In Kaohsiung, you can swim all over the river of love to regain the feeling of first love, walk through the most beautiful subway station in the world, look back on the past feelings of beating dogs, enjoy the romantic sunset of Xiziwan, and finally eat ice cream, have a casual dinner at the night market, the charm A place you can’t miss in the Hong Kong capital of Kaohsiung, let’s take a trip to the “Beautiful Island”~
Kaohsiung, located in the southwestern corner of southern Taiwan, is not as majestic as her name. People often compare Taipei to an elegant gentleman, while Kaohsiung is a beautiful lady. The air in Kaohsiung is humid all the year round, the sunshine is abundant, the exclusive tropical monsoon blows, the trees are shady, the flowers are fragrant, the streets are narrow, and the peaceful river of love runs through the city. The night view of the riverside is especially moving.
1. Formosa Boulevard MRT Station
📍Location: No. 115 , Zhongshan 1st Road, Xinxing District, Kaohsiung City
⏳Opening hours: 06:00-00 :00 the next day
One of the most beautiful subway stations in the world - Formosa Boulevard MRT Station. The "Dome of Light" is known as the world's largest glass art. It was created by the Italian artist Narcissus Quagliata for four and a half years, expressing rebirth and tolerance Connotation, four blocks of water, earth, light, and fire, represent birth, growth, glory, and destruction. At the end of the picture is the nirvana of the phoenix, and a new cycle of life begins.
If you want to take good photos, it is recommended to bring a wide-angle camera to avoid the time when there are many people commuting to and from get off work, and you need to stand far and look up to take pictures.
💖Small Tips : Dome light show time: 11:00 am, 15:00 pm, 20:00 pm, there will be more shows on weekends, each light show is 3-7 minutes
2. The Pier-2 Art Zone
📍Location: No. 1 , Dayong Road, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City
⏳Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10:00-18:00 ; Friday to Sunday 10:00-20:00
The Pier-2 Art Zone is an art zone transformed from an abandoned port warehouse. Artists do various large-scale creative graffiti on the walls of the warehouse, just like an outdoor art gallery, plus large-scale artworks, such as Transformers, mascots, docking Cruise ships, etc., are very visually impactful. Various cultural festivals, art exhibitions, and concerts are often held here, attracting like-minded friends to enjoy various artistic feasts together.
3. Kaohsiung 85 Building
📍Location: No. 5 , Ziqiang 3rd Road, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City
⏳Opening hours: building 11:00-23:00 ; observation deck 12:00-22:00
Tickets: NT$ 180 for adults, NT$ 150 for seniors over 65 years old, free for children under 1 meter in height.
Every city has a landmark building. Building 85 is the landmark of Kaohsiung. It is the second tallest building in Taiwan, second only to Taipei 101 . The 74th floor is a 360- degree viewing platform around the building, overlooking the Kaohsiung harbor and city buildings. There are also many B&Bs in the 85 building. If you are interested, you can stay in the 85 building for one night. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery all day without going to the 74 floor. The price of the B&B is not very expensive~
4. Dream Age Kaohsiung Eye Ferris Wheel
📍Location: No. 789 , Zhonghua 5th Road, Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung City
⏳Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 11:00-22:00 ; Friday 11:00-22:30 ; Saturday and holidays 10:30-22:30 ; Sunday 10:30-22:00
Tickets: full-price ticket : NT$150 ; preferential ticket : NT$120 ; Boyou ticket : NT$100 ; love ticket : NT$75 ; free ticket : children under 6 years old or under 110cm
The Kaohsiung Eye Ferris Wheel is the largest giant Ferris wheel in Taiwan, with a diameter of up to 50m . You can have a panoramic view of Kaohsiung City, Xizi Bay, and Kaohsiung Harbor in the compartment. You can enjoy the night view of the city at night. The Eye of Kaohsiung is on the top floor of Dream Times Shopping Plaza. Not only can you go on the Ferris wheel to see the scenery, but you can also go shopping and eat in the square~
5. Xizi Bay 📍Location: No. 70 , Lianhai Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung City ⏳Opening hours: All-day tickets: Free Xizi Bay is located in the west of Kaohsiung. It is famous for its beautiful sunsets and natural reefs. " Xiziwan Sunset " is one of the eight scenic spots in Taiwan. When the night falls, the lights of the fishing boats flicker, embellishing the sea into the same color as the sea and the sky under the glow of the sunset, together with the dim lights of the lighthouse, it forms a charming painting. After watching the sunset, eat a bowl of smoothies on the way back, the little beauty of the journey is so simple~
6. Cijin Peninsula 📍Location: Cijin Peninsula, Cijin District, Kaohsiung City ( west of Kaohsiung Port ) ⏳Opening hours: Cijin Ferry Station 08:00- next day 02:00 ; Gushan Ferry Station 05:00- next day 02:00 00 ; Cijin District Office 08:00-17:30 Tickets: Free Xizi Bay is opposite the Cijin Peninsula. It is a long and narrow island and needs to be arrived by boat. Famous attractions on the island include Cijin Ferry, Lighthouse, Tianhou Palace and Marine Park. Cijin Lighthouse is the second lighthouse on Taiwan's main island. When visiting the island, you can rent bicycles or electric vehicles to go around the island and visit all the attractions along the way. There are also many seafood shops on the island. You can go in and have a big seafood meal. It is delicious and not expensive~