Three days in the city of Kaohsiung doing sightseeing and exploring some of the tourist attractions there. Was a good trip. :)
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The Tree House (樹屋旅店)
Add: No. 132, Liuhe 2nd Rd., Qianjin District, Kaohsiung City (高雄市前金區六合二路132號)
Tel: (07) 287-8800
Website: the-tree-house.hotel.com.tw (Chinese)
Just Sleep Kaohsiung Zhongzheng (捷絲旅高雄中正館)
Add: No. 134, Zhongzheng 1st Rd., Lingya District, Kaohsiung City (高雄市苓雅區中正一路134號)
Tel: (07) 972-3568
Now and Then by N.Y.B.C.
Add: Dayi Warehouse C9-19, Pier-2 Art Center; No. 2, Dayi St., Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City (高雄駁二大義倉庫C9-19; 高雄市鹽埕區大義街2號)
Tel: (07) 531-6999
Good Day Tea House and Sky Lounge (好好生活館)
Add: No. 78, Kunming St., Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung City (高雄市前鎮區崑明街78號)
Tel: (07) 535-4319
Ki A Peng Sian (枝仔冰城) (Pier-2 Art Center Branch)
Add: No. 8-2, Dayong Rd., Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City (高雄市鹽埕區大勇路8-2號)
Tel: (07) 521-1149
Website: www.kaps.com.tw (Chinese)
85 Sky Tower 高雄85大樓
Dadong Arts Center 大東文化藝術中心
Gushan Ferry Pier 鼓山渡輪碼頭
Hongmaogang Cultural Park 紅毛港文化園區
Kaohsiung Exhibition Center 高雄展覽館
Kaohsiung Main Public Library 高雄市立圖書總館
Kaohsiung Martyrs’ Shrine 高雄市忠烈祠
Kevin Lin 林俊昇
Love River 愛河
Pier-2 Art Center 駁二藝術特區
Qijin Island 旗津島
Qihou Battery 旗后砲台
Qihou Lighthouse 旗後燈塔
Rainbow Church 彩虹教堂
Shoushan Lover’s Observatory 壽山情人觀景
“Star of Qianzhen” 前鎮之星
Tianhou Temple 天后宮
The British Consulate at Takow 打狗英國領事館
Travel in Taiwan (2016, 1/2)
"Have your camera ready when boarding the ferry to Qijin Island at Gushan Ferry Pier. Locals stream onto the lower parking-lot deck on scooters (you go to the upper deck, via a separate entrance). The ride across the narrow, ship-packed Kaohsiung Harbor is so quick that many don’t bother to get off their machines. Qijin Island is a 9km-long silt-created giant sandbar that serves as a breakwater and defines the harbor’s form. Its tourist area is on the north end, beyond the ferry pier."
"Qihou Lighthouse, a snow-white 11-meter-high Baroque-style tower erected by the Japanese in 1916, stands at the edge of a sea-facing cliff guarding the harbor’s exceedingly narrow north-end mouth. Enthralling views of the busy harbor can be enjoyed as ships squeeze by below. The old Qihou Battery, on the west side of the hill, was built by a justifiably anxious Qing Dynasty government in the 1870s, fearful of invasion by the Japanese or Western powers."
"The young, expansive, and still-growing Pier-2 Art Center (pier-2.khcc.gov.tw), a special zone that is at the heart of the city’s cultural-creative bloom, has become one of its most popular attractions. The numerous old, renovated Kaohsiung Harbor warehouses here, long abandoned, were formerly used to store such goods as fish meal and granulated sugar. Today they are cultural-creative incubator stages for domestic and international exhibitions, festivals, live indoor and outdoor musical, theatrical, and busker performances, and large-scale outdoor installation artworks and graffiti-style/3D murals, many wonderfully quirky and whimsical, some created by artists-in-residence."
"The king of Kaohsiung has long been, and remains, the lofty 85 Sky Tower, which looks like a giant spacecraft propped atop two massive booster rockets, ready to launch. Two spanking-new structures, Kaohsiung Exhibition Center (www.kecc.com.tw) and Kaohsiung Main Public Library (www.ksml.edu.tw), are within easy walking distance. The park-surrounded harborside exhibition facility looks like a paean to Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest. Be sure to visit the green library’s lovely 8F rooftop hanging garden, which has a fine broad view of the harbor and Qijin."
"What’s not to love about the Love River? On my first few visits, in the 1990s, it was a brackish “waterway” in which the water moved little, if at all. Today, thanks to dedicated eco-engineering, it is clean, the waters flow freely, and fish have returned. The landscaped banks are lined with benches, bike- and pedestrian-friendly paths, and attractive lamp lighting. The mood is best at night, when the cafés, bars, and small eateries are brightly lit up."