Dragon and Tigers in Kaohsiung

Thursday, December 28, 2017
Since its beginning in the 1600's Kaohsiung has grown from a small village to a major economical, political and industrial center of Southern Taiwan.

Dragon and Tiger Pagodas at Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
As we arrived from Tainan in the north by train we dropped straight off at Zuoying Station. From there we could easily walk to the Lotus Pond. The pond is actually more of a lake. There are several temples, statues and pagodas around it. And even a wake-board track. One of the most popular tourist attractions even though it's located in the outskirts of this large city.

Love River running through Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Love River is an essential part of Kaohsiung. You'll cross it many times by tram or bus as it runs from south to north through the city. Once a polluted river, but now very clean due to investments from the city council. A charm of Kaohsiung.

Dome of Light in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Dome of Light was my favorite spot in Kaohsiung. Located in Formosa Boulevard Subway Staion this light show of a mural tells the story of the becoming of the universe. Stepping underneath it gives a feeling of being in a cathedral. The dome has a diameter of 30 meters (!) and is made of 4.500 glass panels making it the largest work of glass art in the world. This masterpiece took four and half years to complete and it's no wonder this subway station is being named one of the most beautiful in the world.

Liuhe Tourist Night Market in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Liuhe Tourist Night Market in downtown Kaohsiung is probably one of the largest and most popular when it comes to street food in Taiwan. During the day traffic runs normally through this street. But at 6.00 pm barriers will block the street and the street food sellers will invade the concrete. Bring an appetite, you'll need it.

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