Kaohsiung, Taiwan 台灣高雄

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.

Matsu Temple is located in the middle of the night market on Cijin Island.

Matsu Temple is located in the middle of the night market on Cijin Island.

Matsu Temple is located in the middle of the night market on Cijin Island.

Matsu Temple is located in the middle of the night market on Cijin Island.

More on travel photography from Kaohsiung, Taiwan after the jump…

Matsu Temple is located in the middle of the night market on Cijin Island.

Matsu Temple is located in the middle of the night market on Cijin Island.

Watch the sunset on Cijin Islands beautiful Beaches.

Watch the sunset on Cijin Islands beautiful Beaches.

The ferry to Cijin Island  is one of the best deals going.

The ferry to Cijin Island is one of the best deals going.

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.

Love River is a beautiful area for everyone.

Love River is a beautiful area for everyone.

Love River is a beautiful area for everyone.

Love River is a beautiful area for everyone.

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.

Urban Spotlight is located in Central Park and features art and music.

Urban Spotlight is located in Central Park and features art and music.

Gaohsiungs Central Park MRT exit is a feast for the eyes.

Gaohsiung's Central Park MRT exit is a feast for the eyes.

Central Park is a perfect place to relax.

Central Park is a perfect place to relax.

Taiwan – Kaohsiung and Lotus Lake Archive – Images by Neil Wade

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3 thoughts on “Kaohsiung, Taiwan 台灣高雄

  1. Isn’t Dynasty the magazine for China Airlines?

    Nice shots of Kaohsiung. We were down there at CNY and were trying to work out if the cars on the KMRT are narrower than the ones on Taipei MRT. Did you notice?

  2. My bad. China Airlines is Dynasty. Cathay Pacific/Dragon Air is “Silkroad”.

    Yeah I think they were. I definitely like the Taipei system more. The one transfer station in Kaohsiung is possibly the most confusing place I’ve ever been.

  3. vagabondwithfamily

    I enjoyed browsing your blogs, particularly this one on KHH. Thanks for sharing! I’ve got some pics myself on both KHH and the surrounding environs and greater Taiwan here:

    http://vagabondwithfamily.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/why-not-taiwan/

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