The Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts was originally a Neiweipi wetland filled with irrigation ponds (Pitang in Chinese). After southern Taiwan's first public fine art museum was founded in 1994, it became southern Taiwan's most important modern art and culture hub. The “Kids' Art Museum”, which emphasized child art education and active learning, was opened in 2005. It provides children with a place for more discovery, exploration and in which to experience art, while simultaneously developing their artistic potential through interactive games. A public art park was planned outside, with 40 pieces of all kinds of sculpture and installation art…

Dayuan mountain(大原山) is a small peak located just east of Liugui(六龜). It’s fairly easy to get to and ideal for a half day hike or a full day ride and hike. I had been cooped up in my house for the past month because of all the rain we’ve had. The weather was starting to look better, but a massive typhoon was on the way and I knew we’d at least have several days of more rain, so I said screw it and prepared for an outing. I wanted to go somewhere I could ride my bike on the trails…

If you have once been to Kaohsiung, you must can't forget the beautiful scenery and wonderful dishes in Sizihwan. But do you know the history of Hamasen? Hamasen is one of the most important administrative districts in Japanese era. It is the origin of Kaohsiung Port. At that time, there were two coastal railways leading to commercial ports, fishing ports and other places. The prosperous streets drove the surrounding economy. It was called "Hamasen" and the name was used since then.  Due to the historical factors, and the position of nearing Zhongshan University and Xizihwan, this area has gathered a lot of…

The scenic pond in the north of the city has been a popular destination since the Qing dynasty and is well known for the 20 or so temples dotting the shoreline and nearby alleys. The majority of these structures are garishly kitsch, which can be fun for some. At night they're illuminated, creating multicoloured reflections in the water. Starting from the southern end and heading clockwise around the lake, you'll first encounter sections of the Old Wall of Fengshan (Fèngshān Jiùcháng), built in 1826. The intact north gate wall runs along Shengli Rd.Extending out onto the pond itself are the Dragon & Tiger…

If you ask, what’s the highest landmark in southern Taiwan? Most of the locals will mention of ”85 sky tower” in Kaohsiung city.The 85 sky tower is located in Lingya District, Kaohsiung. Where also gethers a lot of department stores, shopping malls, famous restaurants, or even night markets there. This district might be the most convenient part in Kaohsiung and it became highly recommended for tourists from other countries or counties to stay. These are why HOTEL CUBE is so popular among travelers. First, it’s located in the same station ”Sanduo Shopping District” as 85 Sky Tower. Just 5-10 mins…

DaHu tomato factory was built during the Japanese occupation. At that time, all the tomatoes were produced only for export. After the Taiwanese liberation, it was once changed into a canned pineapple factory. But it went bankrupt  and collapsed into ruins. There was a nearly 100 years old Flame tree planted in the abandoned factory area. It always attracts passersby stop their walking and take photos when the Flame flower blooms. In Taiwan, every May and June are the graduation month for students. The blossoms of Flame flower represent the approach of the graduation season. The petals on the floor just…

Taiwan is fast gaining recognition as a tourist destination due to its incredible variety of scenery. Not only natural landscapes but also cityside destinations like Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung, are also popular for tourists. Taiwan is a small island which has limited and crowded space especially in big cities. So even a tiny forest park area, would be a huge release for busy working people to relax. Indeed, there are so many parks around Taiwan for sightseeing or activities. But in this article, you’ll get to know the parks where you can have a picnic( You know, parks are always…

A temple with a Taoist hall in the front and a Buddhist hall (青雲寺) in the back, both richly decorated with folk art. In fact it has the largest collection of works by master painter Pan Lishui (潘麗水) of any temple in Taiwan. This includes a massive landscape mural that was recently restored. The square in front of the temple is full of old shops and night vendors selling traditional eats like flying-fish balls and Shantou noodles. Travel Info Daitian Temple [高雄代天宮 / Gao Hsiungˊ Daiˋ Tian Gong] -Located in:South Taiwan -County:Kaohsiung -Features:Scenic Spots, Outdoor activities -Highly recommend to:Outdoors Enthusiasts,…

An attractive area consisting of 25 warehouses from the 1970s that have been turned into galleries, boutiques and entertainment venues. Prices at the outlets are not low but that doesn't prevent Pier-2 from being a wonderful place in which to spend half a day (or as long as you like). Pier-2 consists of three groups of warehouses laid out along two boulevards by the port. The first group features designer workshops, boutiques selling local and imported lifestyle products (like PamAm passport pouches), a vintage shop, Ham Gallery, and trendy cafes. A flea market is held here on weekend afternoons. The second…

[高雄 / Gāoxióng] The southern city of Kaohsiung is Taiwan's largest port, its second-largest city and centre of the country's heavy and petrochemical industries. Despite this, today's Kaohsiung is a modern urban landscape of airy cafes, wide streets, waterside parks, public transport, bicycle lanes and cultural venues that have embraced and re-imagined the city's manufacturing past. There are also two swimming beaches within the city area, and 1000 hectares of almost-pristine forest right on its doorstep. Many popular sights are clustered in areas that are within walking distance or a short bus ride (or cycle) from a Kaohsiung Mass Rapid…