When you visit Kaohsiung, besides the delicious food, beautiful scenery, and a strong hospitality, how can you not come take the Kaohsiung MRT? Don’t underestimate the popular attractions and local delicacies near Kaohsiung MRT Station. Here are some of the UNMISSABLE spots around the orange line.
The amazing Xiziwan, what you must not miss is the sunset! There is a beautiful harbor with natural reefs in Xiziwan City. Every time the sun goes down, the sunset slowly falls into the scenery below the sea level, and the sky becomes orange. What a stunning view.
Address: 804, Kaohsiung City, Gushan District
Opening Hours : 24hr
Yanchengpu Station – Yancheng Wang Sweet Soup
Located on Xinle Street, Yanchengpu, you only need 3 minutes of walk from Exit 2. The popular product of Yancheng Wang Sweet Soup is their “Soybean Curd”, with a unique flavor of brown sugar soup, paired with dense and homemade bean curd. What makes them so popular is that they also have the flavor of lemon to choose from. It is definitely a good choice in summer to cool down with a bowl of ice-cold sweet and sour bean curd.
Address: No. 213-6, Xinle Street, Yancheng District
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00-20:00
Formosa Boulevard Station – The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light is one of the famous attractions that must be visited in Kaohsiung. It has also been nominated as the second most beautiful station in the world. Those who have not been to Kaohsiung must come and experience it for themselves. Take a peek at this magnificent piece of art!
Address: No. 115號, Zhongshan 1st Rd, Xinxing District, Kaohsiung City, 800
Sinyi Elementary School Station – Shoyoen Japanese Garden
Shoyoen Japanese Garden was built in 1939 and is a historic site from the Japanese occupation period. This mansion garden hidden in the alley is only a 2-minute walk from Xinyi Elementary School Station, and the public can enter the park for free. To appreciate the buildings with Japanese architectural style and Western aesthetics, just take the MRT. Check it out!
Address: 800, Kaohsiung City, Xinxing District, Lane 55, Liuheyi Rd, 15號錦田路為入口處
Hours : Tuesday to Sunday 11AM-5PM
Wukuaicuo Station – HoJia Braised Pork Rice
Kaohsiung’s most popular braised pork rice, cheap and delicious, the incredible smell of charcoal grilled pork and mellow braised pork, and the braised meat and side dishes are so savory. Endless crowds on every weekdays already, not to mention holidays, there are always long queues, and it is also a local food that Kaohsiung people recommend, try it !
Address: No. 269-1, Fude 3rd Rd, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, 802
Hours: 5:30AM–3PM, Closed on Tuesday Only.
Weiwuying Station – Wei-Wu Mimi Art Village
Being the the first and largest painted art village in Taiwan, and only a 5-minute walk from the MRT. In order to develop the local community, the Kaohsiung government has assembled renowned artists around the world, as well as top domestic artist to carry out large-scale murals, wall painting, and artistic creation of public objects. Beautiful photos, come here for sure!
Address: No. 6, Shangyong Rd, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, 802
Hours: 24 hours
Fongshan West – Kao’s Breakfast
As one of the must-eat breakfast in Kaohsiung, be sure to try it right across from Exit 1. The most classic must-have is of course their “Classic Combination”! With handmade omelette, fritters, egg, plus special raw onion soy sauce, the crispy taste is very delicious !
Address: No. 352, Ziyou Rd, Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, 830
Hours: 03:30 – 12:30 Closed on Monday
Dadong Station – Dadong Arts Center
Stand in front of the MRT Station, “Dadong Arts Center” is positioned as a multi-functional cultural park. The exterior design is very special and unique, and takes natural elements as the main axis, adding wind, light and shadow, rain and other images, creating the essence of oriental Zen, which is very suitable for relaxing and taking a walk.
Address: No. 161, Guangyuan Rd, Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, 83057
Hours : 10AM-9PM, Closed On Monday