My last travel photography post on Lotus Lake in Kaohsiung, Taiwan 台灣高雄 got a lot of hits, so I thought I’d share some more. These are from a weekend I spent in the southern Taiwanese city shooting for Cathay Pacific/Dragon Air’s in-flight magazine “Silkroad” last Spring.
I had a long list of places to visit including Liuhu Night Market (六合夜市), Central Park and the new KMRT subway system, Urban Spotlight (城市光廊), Love River (愛河), The Matsu (媽祖) Temple and some other attractions on Cijin Island (旗津區).
I have a great time every time I go down there and often try to convince myself to move there for good. It’s definitely an up-and-coming city whose image and economy should be boosted by this summer’s World Games.
Cijin Island (旗津區) is a very nice beach area that is actually a barrier island to the very busy Port of Kaohsiung. You can take the ferry (旗津渡輪) for about 33 US cents or drive through a tunnel at the south end. On the Island, you’ll find a nice beach, a night market renowned for its fresh seafood, and an interesting Matsu Temple.
More on travel photography from Kaohsiung, Taiwan after the jump…
Love River (愛河) is an area in central Kaohsiung that’s recently been renovated. It offers walking and cycling paths, and some relaxing coffee and tea shops to relax at, day or night.
The Central Park stop of the KMRT subway system is the place to stop for the beautiful city park. It offers nearby shopping and The Urban Spotlight (城市光廊), a section dedicated to various arts.