Attractions

The New Hakka Cultural Museum

This Park District, the first of its kind in Taiwan to be situated within an urban area, features flower-scented hiking trails 1.05 kilometres in length,   with red-tiled buildings, a half-moon pond, round Hakka tulou architecture, a tobacco leaf-shaped performance hall.... Hakka custom...

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Dream Launchpad

After Typhoon Morakot in 2009, the people of Nanshalu used the stones and natural materials brought by Morakot to rebuild their base, rustic, simple hay thatching and wooden carving telling the story of their home, and named it the Dream Launchpad, hoping to bid their pain farewell and see the ra...

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Meinong Paper Umbrella Culture Village

The rhythm of oiled paper is combined with the 5 great themes of ceramic art, cultural relics, popular custom, and cuisine, making the most of Meinong's customs. As well as purchasing all kinds of Hakka products and beautiful paper umbrellas, you can see how they are made or make a unique wor...

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Duona Village (Settlement)

Duona Village (Settlement) is the most remote village in Maolin District. Surrounded by mountains, it enjoys ample supplies of water, and fertile land has attracted many Rukai people here to settle. It is also one of Taiwan's oldest aboriginal settlements. The Rukai still build their traditio...

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Meinong Hakka Museum

Founded in 2001, the Meinong Hakka Museum has taken up the important mission of preserving and passing on Hakka Culture and history, and revealing the diversity of Meinong's history and culture. Its architectural style, which makes use of Tabaco Building and compound design is plain and rusti...

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Meinong Folk Village

Meinong is a small city in southern Taiwan extremely rich in Hakka cultural character and unsophisticated customs, famous for the beauty of its ruins and scenery.  Meinong Folk Village completely preserves Hakka culture, and combines it with the finest local industries, introducing Meinong&#...

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San Her Tile Brick Yard

The San Her Tile Brick Yard, situated next to the Old Railroad Bridge Education Wetland Zone, was previously the “Shunanhao Tile Factory” and has gone through four eras and two changes of name, but it has stood unshaken throughout. Today, the San Her Tile Brick Yard has incorporated l...

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Jinshi (Golden Lion) Butterfly Park

The Butterfly Park is situated on the eastern side of the Jinshi (Golden Lion) Lake Scenic Park, and its outdoor flowers, plants, and ponds attract wild butterflies. Its two large exhibition halls occupy approx. 4462m2, and are filled with plants eaten by butterflies and nectar-producing plants. ...

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The Niaosong Wetland

The Niaosong Wetland is Taiwan’s first educational park to use the theme of an artificial wetland, and is primarily dedicated to education on nature and the ecology, followed by tourism and leisure. 89 species of bird, over 270 species of insect and over 300 species of plant have been recor...

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Lianchitan (Lotus Pond) Scenic Area

Lianchitan (Lotus Pond) Scenic Area is one of Kaohsiung’s most traditional scenic areas, and was listed as one of the “Eight Sights of Fongshan” in the Qing Dynasty. There are pavilions by the beach, massive statues of gods and the “old city”, surrounded by the city ...

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Yanmen Yanyu

Yanmen Yanyu ( Misty Rain at the Goose Gate) is one of Neimen's Eight Sights. The mountainous area at the salt-water port in the south-west of Neimen District looks like a flock of geese in flight as a result of the badlands formed by grey lime, grotesque peaks formed by wind and rain ov...

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Chouchai (Zhouzai ) Wetland Park

The endlessly-honoured Chouchai (Zhouzai ) Wetlands Park is an ecological conservation area, produced with ecological techniques and which provides a home for many types of birds, aquatic plants and animals. Entry must be booked online in advance to avoid disturbing the birds, and strolling down ...

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The Indigenous Botanical Garden

This is Taiwan's first park dedicated to indigenous plants. Spanning an area of 4.66 hectares, it was built using the most natural methods, combining undulating terrain and the old Cao Dam's original water channels to produce something like a snapshot of nature. The park is currently host...

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Mangrove Forest Reserve

The fresh water discharged from nearby fish farms and the saltwater tides from the sea provide a habitat for Black Mangrove(Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh.), Kandelia (Kandelia obovate) and precious Rhizophora mucronata Lam trees. Trees and plants. These trees protect the coast, conserve water r...

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Old Railway Bridge Wetland Education Zone

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   The Kaohsiun-Pingtung Old Bridge was built by the Japanese engineer Ilida Toyozi and completed in 1913. A single-track railway, it was the longest railway bridge in Asia at the time. A century later, it was revitalized and renovated b...

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Yuanzhong Harbor (Yuanchungkan) Ecological Wetland Park

Yuanjhong (Yuanchungkan) Harbor Ecological Wetland Park, which faces the sea, was originally home to many fisheries, and was under the control of the Navy. A wetland park was later planned, with a rich mangrove ecology, plants, and insects, a resting-place for birds, together with wooden walkways...

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Purple Crow Butterfly Valley

Maolin in Kaohsiung is an important habitat for purple butterflies, and by the most conservative estimate, millions of Purple Crow Butterflies glide here on purple wings, coming to the warm, sheltered mountain valleys of southern Taiwan, forming an overwintering group, “Purple Crow Butterfl...

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Maolin Valley

Situated at the confluence of Zhukou (Jhoukou) River and one of its tributaries, Mushen River, Maolin Valley was originally named “Luomusi”, means Beautiful Valley in the Rukai language. The Maolin Waterfall is a magnificent sight, but there are whirlpools in the blue water, called &l...

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A Gong Dian Reservoir Bike Path

Established in 2010, and Taiwan's first bike path to circle a lake, this level path is lined with indigenous Taiwanese plants and flowering bushes and trees, a shaded avenue like a forest, and many viewing platforms and there are also stations at which bikes can be rented, the path connecting...

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Yellow Butterfly Valley

Yellow Butterfly Valley Has rich ecological resources, and many kassod trees (Senna siamea), which are well-suited to the Common Emigrant, grow there, which attract many Catopsilia pomona, and also produces the marvelous sight of tens of thousands of butterflies taking to the sky at once. 110 dif...

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The Three Famous Mountains of Maolin

Longtou Mountain, Shetou Mountain and Guixing Mountain, and Turtle Mountain are the three famous mountains of maolin. Longtou Mountain (Dragon Head Mountain), Shetou Mountain (Snake Head Mountain) and Guixing Mountain (Turtle Mountain) have become the Three Famous Mountains of Maolin, and ar...

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National Heritage Site – the Jhuzihmen Hydro Plant Historic Sites

The Jhuzimen Hydro Plant , officially named the “Kaohsiung -Pingtung Power Plant Jhuzihmen Sub-Plant”, was constructed to provide power for southern Taiwan in the Japanese Colonial Era (1908). The decision to house the plant inside a three-story imitation Baroque building meant that t...

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Iida Toyoji Memorial Monument (2nd-grade heritage site)

Iida Toyoji was from Shizuoka Prefecture, and was an engineer in charge of constructing the Pingtung railway line in the Japanese Colonial Era. He fell ill during the difficult work of constructing the railroad bridge over Tamsui River (today's old railway bridge), and died at the age of 40. ...

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Respect Word Pavilion (Jingzi Pavilion)

Also known as Shengji Pavilion, Jingsheng Pavilion, and Zizhi Pavilion. “Respect and revere characters, and uphold good writing” is a traditional concept nurtured by Confucian thought. There are currently four well-preserved Pavilions in Meinong District, in Jungualiao, Shangzhuang, a...

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The Zhong Li-He Memorial Hall

Meinong has is known as the hometown of the “father of modern Taiwanese literature”, the writer Zhong Li-he. The idea of constructing the Zhong Li-He memorial Hall began in 1979, when 6 literary figures, Lin Hai-Yin, Chong Chao-Chen, Yeh Shih-Tao, Cheng Ching-Wen, Li Qiao, and Zhang L...

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Fo Guang Shan

Fo Guang Shan has a 4-hall main building and thousands of holy statues, and large and small halls of the Buddha which extend across the mountain. Solemn and forceful, with an imposing atmosphere, it is an important centre of faith in Taiwanese Buddhism. In addition to providing a diverse environm...

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Holy Mt. Zion

Originally a desolate mountain peak, Holy Mt. Zion was later developed by a group of devout Mormons, like a Shangri-la. Although remote, it is well-planned, with a car park, snack stalls, paths, a lake and all kinds of venue required for Mormon activities -it has everything one could want. As it ...

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The Kaohsiung Mosque

The Kaohsiung Mosque is the second mosque to have been built in Taiwan. It was built  when soldiers, officials, teachers and devout Muslims proposed raising funds for a mosque in 1949 after the ROC moved to Taiwan. Its exterior has been built in the classical Muslim style, a fresh, clean gre...

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KW2

The 104-year-old KW2 is a warehouse built in suburban Shinhamacho by the Japanese in 1914, to store and transport sugar. It was bombarded by the U.S. army during the Second World War and rebuilt by the nationalist government in 1962. Full of historical meaning, the gigantic building was listed as...

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Condensed Beryl – R4 Kaohsiung International Airport Station

A skylight has been added to the Kaohsiung International Airport to seize the blue sky and white clouds to live up to Kaohsiung's image as a spacious, shining ocean metropolis, while the “condensed beryl” echoes the green water and life.  Currently the largest 3D glass sculpt...

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Kaohsiung Main Public Library

Kaohsiung Main Public Library is an example of green architecture which combines plants, protection of the environment and culture. Its simple design and the natural scent of books create a tranquil, comfortable reading space. Warmth, the most beautiful of Kaohsiung's treasures, is not absent...

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Kaohsiung Exhibition Center

Situated within Kaohsiung's Multifunctional Commerce and Trade Park, the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center is a national landmark and a dedicated exhibition venue. Host to exhibitions, international conferences, banquets, concerts, product launches, and outdoor activities, the Kaohsiung Exhibition ...

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Sizihwan Bay Chiang Kai-Shek Villa

The Sizihwan Bay Chiang Kai-Shek Villa is a serene dwelling within the campus of Zhongshan University. The green two-storey Western-Japanese building was built in 1935, and was a bathhouse belonging to the neighbouring seawater spa for the time due to its proximity to Sizih Bay bathing resort. It...

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Martyrs' Shrine

The Kaohsiung Martyrs' Shrine was originally the Japanese-built “Takao Kotohira Shrine”, but was rebuilt, with the addition of a mountain gate, main hall, the front hall, corridor and pavilion, with golden glazes tiles traditionally used Chinese temples, filled with a solemn, impo...

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Municipal Heritage Site – Cishan Elementary School

The Fanshuliao Public Elementary School, which was opened in 1898 to provide Taiwanese children with an education, was the predecessor of today's Cishan Elementary School. Strolling through this century-old school, amidst the plants and old trees, the classic arched classrooms exuding an ench...

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Cihou Lighthouse

Situated atop Cihou Mountain, the snow-white, dazzling Cihou Lighthouse which watches over Kaohsiung Port is a symbol of Kaohsiung. The square lighthouse was built by the British to provide ships with illumination in 1883. An octagonal domed brick tower was constructed beside the original lightho...

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The Imperial Japanese Navy Fongshan Wireless Communications Station

Constructed in 1917, this was one of the three major wireless communications stations built in Taiwan in the Japanese Colonial Era. After the National Government moved to Taiwan, it became a military-run facility used for interrogation and as a prison in the White Terror. It was made a national h...

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The Old City of Fengshan County

Situated in contemporary Zuoying, the Old Fongshan City was the first  wall built in the County by the Qing Government after taking control of Taiwan, and was also Taiwan's first city wall.  The wall was built with coral stone from Chaishan and was filled with cement, while the arch...

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The Wude Martial Arts Center

Constructed in 1924, the Wude Martial Arts Center is divided into a Kendo area in the East and a Judo area in the west, and can accommodate 100 people. It was constructed in the Japanese Colonial Period to provide a place for police officers and young students to practice Kendo and Judo. This is ...

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Fongyi Academy

Fongyi Academy was constructed in 1814, and is considered a third-grade heritage site. Constructed by Zhang Tingqin, a candidate for the Imperial Exams, it has 37 rooms, and the academy's internal altars to Wenchang Buddha, Kuichang Buddha, and Changsheng Buddha, as well as desks and chairs; ...

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The East Gate Tower

The East Gate Tower is a famous landmark in Meinong, with a unique appearance. It was built as an internal structure in the East Fence by Hakka people who valued education in the hope that their descendants would prosper. It was rebuilt in imitation Qing style, with dragon eaves and a pheonix pav...

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The British Consulate at Takow

The British Consulate at Takao is a building in the British style which was constructed in 1879, and is situated beside Shaochuantou Wharf, with a mountain behind and the sea in front. It is the oldest extant modern Western building in Taiwan, and was also the first consulate the British governme...

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Cishan Railway Station

Cishan Railway Station was built from 1913 to 1915, and some claim that its architecture is an imitation of western style, combining Japanese and Western architecture, Victorian and Gothic styles, and that the building as a whole displays a relaxed, lively rhythm. The light blue exterior is encha...

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Cihou (Qihou) Fort

In the early days of Cijin's development, military affairs were very important, and a fort was built a fort at the peak of Cihou Mountain in the Kangxi Emperor's reign, mainly in order to defend Kaohsiung Harbor. Most structures in the fort were built with red tiles, and are imbued with t...

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Kaohsiung Kuanti (Guandi) Temple (the Martial Temple)

The Kaohsiung Kuanti (Guandi) Temple is a flourishing yet venerable temple, which has been standing for over 300 years. The temple is dedicated primarily to the Holy Lord Guanyu (Saintly Emperor Guan), who symbolizes loyalty, and also has areas dedicated to the Zhusheng Niangniang (Goddess of Bir...

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The Temple of the 18 Kings

The official name of the Temple of the 18 Kings is the Lingxing Hall. The vermilion Southern -style temple occupies a mountain top in Sihziwan in Kaohsiung, next to the British Consulate at Takao.  Praying for a blessing at this temple never fails, so it has become ever more popular. Perched...

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Cijin Tianhou Temple

The sea goddess Matsu has been worshipped at Cijin Tianhou Temple for over 300 years. The Temple was Taiwan's first temple to Matsu and is also Kaohsiung's oldest temple. Architecturally, it is a southern-style temple, with two halls, five doors and  two  guard rooms, while temp...

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Fongshan Tian Gong Temple

This is popularly known as the resplendent “Fong Yi Jade Emperor Temple”. Built in 1798, it was originally a crude structure, but as a result of its efficacy, it became more popular by the day, and gradually assumed the grand, imposing proportions it exhibits today. The Temple is a 2-...

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Neimen Zizhu Temple

Dedicated primarily to Guanyin, Neimen Zizhu Temple was passed by Provincial Commander Shui Shi during the Qianlong Emperor's reign, who discovered that the scent of incense was always in the air here, calling it a remarkable sight, and entered it to pray. Accordingly it was inscribed “...

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Jiaxian Commercial Area

Jiaxian is where Nanheng Highway begins, and was also a rest station on the way between Taitung and Kaohsiung in the early period, which meant that a bustling commercial area gradually developed in Jiaxian Culture Road, with famous products and snack stalls everywhere one looked, and the rest sta...

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Cishan (Qishan) Old Street Commercial District

A century-old street in which history and culture gather, whose baroque facade red brick structure mingled with sandstone, giving off an elegant classical atmosphere. Qishan (Cishan) was once a distribution point for bananas and sugarcane. When you visit the history-steeped Old Street Commercial ...

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Nanhua Commercial District

The Nanhua Commercial District uses a compound business model: as well as a crowd of affordable fashion stores, localized traditional cuisine and night market vendors also provide consumers with varied choices. The goods in this Commercial District are inexpensive and beautiful, and customers can...

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Shikuchan Commercial District

Like Ximending in Taipei, the Shikuchan Commercial District has recently developed into the largest and most famous marketplace for imported goods in Southern Taiwan, presenting the latest fashion in sync with Paris, Milan, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea, thereby securing the youth market, to w...

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Maolin National Scenic Area

Spanning Taoyuan, Luigui, and Maolin districts, with tall mountains and valleys, meandering rivers, waterfalls, ravines, and hot springs deep within the Central Mountain Range, and also a traditional home to the Bunun and Rukai tribes of Indigenous Taiwanese- the Maolin National Scenic Area has r...

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Siaogangshan Skywalk Park

Siaogangshan, located between Gangshan and Yanchao Districts, covers 1.8 hectares of land.
Siaogangshan Skywalk Park features a 88-meter skywalk inspired by music. The cable-stayed bridge looks like a violin. Its steel cables symbolize violin strings, while the spiral staircases at the end...

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The Heart of Love River

The heart of Love River, a reservoir for storing floodwater built by 2 manmade lakes, it is one of Kaohsiung's most romantic resplendent nightspots. The relatively shallow eastern lake is an ecological pond, the imitation natural environment it creates provides marine life with a habitat. As ...

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The Kaohsiung Arena

After the Kaohsiung Arena was built in 2008, it immediately became a landmark in northern Kaohsiung due to its round architecture and grey color. Its movable, automatically- folding seats and all the equipment needed for large events mean that it can be used for many large-scale activities, compr...

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Jiashian (Jiaxian) Bridge

Jiashian (Jiaxian) Bridge, situated on Southern Cross-Island Highway No. 20, spans Nanzihxian River, and is the entrance to Jiaxian District. It was opened in June 2010, playing the twin roles of transport and scenic spot; the bridgehead has a sculpture of a taro – Jiaxian's most famous...

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Kaohsiung Main Public Library

Kaohsiung Main Public Library is an example of green architecture which combines plants, protection of the environment and culture. Its simple design and the natural scent of books create a tranquil, comfortable reading space. Warmth, the most beautiful of Kaohsiung's treasures, is not absent...

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The Duona Suspension Bridge

The maintenance of Duona Suspension Bridge was completed in February 17, 2015. With the maximum capacity of 100 persons, no vehicles and motorcycles are allowed on the bridge. For all drivers and motorcyclists, please park your vehicles in the parking lot near Wanshan entrance of the hanging brid...

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Cijin Female Labors Memorial Park

One morning in 1973, a boat travelling from Zhongzhou in Cishan to Kaohsiung sank as a result of overloading and mechanical failure, which led to the deaths of 25 women who worked in the Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone; the dead were buried together in the “25 ladies' common grave&rdqu...

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The War and Peace Memorial Park

The War and Peace Memorial Park commemorates the history of young Taiwanese conscripts who left home during the Second World War and Chinese Civil War. There is a memorial in the park which displays all kinds of important historic pictures, textual information and utensils. An image of a Taiwanes...

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The Yu Deng Fa House

Self-made man Mr. Yu Deng Fa, born in the countryside in 1904, was the first independent candidate elected as county head, and made many outstanding contributions to Taiwanese democracy and Kaohsiung County. To commemorate his independent thought and actions, as a daring, principled, striving for...

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Gangshan 228 Memorial Park

The Gangshan 228 Memorial Park was the first park in Taiwan built to commemorate the 228 Incident. The park contains a two stories high monument in the shape of a peace dove. Made up of 5 sculptures of doves, it represents the shared body of Taiwan’s five major ethnic groups, expressing rig...

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Yancheng Peace Memorial Park and 228 Memorial Monument

Modernized landscaping was used to build the Yancheng Peace Memorial Park. A new stele bearing the tale of the 228 Incident has been placed in the Peace Memorial Park beside Love River, and the 168 known casualties of the incident are represented by verdant shrubs which draw people into the memor...

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Siaogangshan Skywalk Park

Siaogangshan, located between Gangshan and Yanchao Districts, covers 1.8 hectares of land.
Siaogangshan Skywalk Park features a 88-meter skywalk inspired by music. The cable-stayed bridge looks like a violin. Its steel cables symbolize violin strings, while the spiral staircases at the end...

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Martyrs' Shrine

The Kaohsiung Martyrs' Shrine was originally the Japanese-built “Takao Kotohira Shrine”, but was rebuilt, with the addition of a mountain gate, main hall, the front hall, corridor and pavilion, with golden glazes tiles traditionally used Chinese temples, filled with a solemn, impo...

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Shoushan Lovers' Viewing Platform

Beside Shoushan Martyr Shrine, there are 32 kinds of love declaration plaque on the platform, symbolizing the fact that love transcends national borders. There is also a piece of love-themed installation art, “Love megaphone” and three statues of macaques, which symbolize the three di...

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Hamasen Railway Cultural Park

Hamasen Railway Cultural Park was originally Kaohsiung Port Station, Kaohsiung's first railway station, and today has been transformed into the Takao Railway Museum. The railway has been preserved in its entirety; this is Taiwan's only century-old railway station whose railway is still us...

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Love River

Love River begins at Bagualiao in Kaohsiung City's Renwu District. It divides Kaohsiung City, into two. The Jianguo, Cisian and Jhongjheng Bridges connect the two sections and the river flows directly into the sea. Love River had originally been a shallow creek, which could only be crossed by...

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Taiwan Sugar Flower Farm Garden Center

The Taiwan Sugar Flower Farm cultivates all kinds of plants, which bloom in different seasons, and also has a natural ecology park, indigenous plant botanical garden, lotus pond and grassland areas, and a green tunnel. There is also a leisure experience area which has a range of activities, inclu...

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Yonglin Sanling Organic Farm

This farm, built by the Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group’s Yongling Foundation, hopes to introduce organic farming techniques to local farmers through training provided by professional teams. The scope of the farm’s endeavors is gradually increasing and the organic products which resu...

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Baolai Spring Park

Baolai is Kaohsiung’s famous hot spring town. Its spring water can go up to 52 Celsius degrees. At pH 7.2 (slightly base than acid), the water is high-quality bicarbonate spring. It has no color, no odor, and feels mild. It softens one’s skin, making the skin silky. People call it &ld...

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Pu-Lao Hot Spring

The source of the Pu-Lao Hot Spring is one of the Laonong River's tributary creeks. The river water stays at a temperature between 40 and 50 degrees Celsius the year round, and the spring water is an authentic weak alkaline carbonate spring. As the water is clear and does not smell, one's...

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Tianliao Cold Spring

The Tianliao Cold Spring has quite a long history. A natural sodium bicarbonate spring, it has a PH value of 7 and an average water temperature of 22 degrees, it is a warm spring whose water has no color and smells slightly sulphorous. It is known as Beauty Spring for its mildness, it is also the...

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Baolai Hot Spring

Come to Baolai Street and drive uphill for a while, and you will find yourself where most of Baolai's hot spring villas are gathered. The hot springs are drawn from Baolai River, and are carbonic springs with a temperature of about 60 °C. As the spring villas are near beautiful mountain f...

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Shoushan National Nature Park

Shoushan, also known as Chaishan and Dagoushan, is 365m above sea level and it's western side looks down on the Taiwan Strait. The whole park is six kilometers long, extending from Gushan District. Its unique limestone crag formations and coral reef vegetation bear traces of its precious hist...

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Wushanding Mud Volcano Nature Reserve

The mud volcanoes were formed when the fault under Cishan fractured and water seeped beneath the ground and formed mud together with mudstone;the mud is sprayed out of the ground through cracks by high-pressure gas, forming the mud volcanoes. There are three cone mud volcanoes in this area, the h...

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