Pathways Hostel 旅圖青年旅館

Attractions / 推薦行程

Day 1. Pathways Hostel->Central park->Formosa Boulevard (Dome of Light)->Kaohsiung Museum of History->The Pier-2 Art Center->Hamasen Railway Cultural Park->Takao Railway Museum(Sizihwan Station Orange line KMRT)->The Wude Martial Arts Center->Shoushan Lovers’ Viewing Platform->The British Consulate at Takao->Siziwan (The Sizih Bay) ->Holy Rosary Cathedral Minor Basilica->Love River Water Park->Urban Spotlight->Pathways Hostel

Day 2. Pathways Hostel->Cijin (Qijin) ->Cijin Tianhou Temple->Cihou Lighthouse->Cihou (Qihou) Fort->Cijin Star Tunnel->Cijin (Qijin) Beach->Cijin Seaside Park->Sijin Shell Museum->Cijin Windmill Park->YM Museum of Marine Exploration Kaohsiung->Return->Sanduo Shopping District->Kaohsiung Main Public Library->85 Sky Tower->Kaohsiung Exhibition Center-> Singuang Ferry Wharf->Metropolitan Living Development (MLD) ->Qianzhen Phase 31 Park (Gathering, a Bamboo and Oyster Landscape Art) ->Pathways Hostel

Day 3. Pathways Hostel->Gallery of Vision for Kaohsiung (former Kaohsiung Train Station) ->Sunfong (Sanfeng) Temple->Jhongdu Tangrong Brick-Kiln->Shou Mountain(Chai Mountain) ->The Old City of Fengshan County (Fengyi Gate)->The Longhu Tower (Dragon Tiger Tower) ->Lianchitan (Lotus Pond) Scenic Area->Ruifeng Night Market->Pathways Hostel

Day 4. Pathways Hostel->Chengcing Lake Scenic Area->The Niaosong Wetland->Dadong Arts Center->Fengshan Iron Street->East Gate (TongYi Gate) ->Fongshan(Fengshan) Longshan Temple->Syunfong Emplacement->Fongshan Tian Gong Temple->Fongyi Academy->Fengshan Chenghuang Temple->Ping Cheng Emplacement->Zhonghua Street Night Market->Flying Square->Chenglan Emplacement->Wei Wu Ying Metropolitan Park->Pathways Hostel

The Pier-2 Art Center / 駁二特區

The Pier-2 Art Center situated in the basin No. 3 of Kaohsiung Port and was once an ordinary warehouse. Later in 2001, a group of passionate Taiwanese artists established the Pier-2 Artistic Development Association. Pier-2 has become the headquarters for artistic development in southern Taiwan. The Pier 2 art center is now a unique open art space for artists and students with an environment to demonstrate fine art creation, and has become one of the most popular attractions in Kaohsiung.

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The Pier-2 Art Center has held many exhibitions and festivals such as the Kaohsiung Design Festival, the Chinese Character Exhibition, Kaohsiung International Steel & Iron Sculpture Festival, Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival, etc. Every performance and exhibition filled the city with creative vibes injecting new life to the Pier-2 Art Center. In doing so, the center has continuously been presenting avant-garde perceptions and appearances, while building this port city into an attractive cultural and living hub.

The creative studio is filled with various talented artists to manifest art into people’s life and fills Kaohsiung with a new way of life. The establishment of Pier-2 Art Center is not only to promote art creation but harness this creativity to infuse Kaohsiung with a new fashion.

The western railway line, which previously brought goods to the docks, has now become Kaohsiung's busiest cycling trail through the Pier 2 art center. Visitors or cyclist can enjoy seaside view accompany with amazing works of art wait for discovery in the District's public spaces. With the great weather, every scene is a best photo to keep for travelers. Visitors can also go to the Hamasen Railway Cultural Park and witness how the passage of time has affected Kaohsiung's first railway station.

Love River / 愛河

Love River begins at Bagualiao in Kaohsiung City's Renwu District. It divides Kaohsiung City, into two. The Jianguo, Cisian and Jhongjheng Bridges connect the two sections and the river flows directly into the sea. Love River had originally been a shallow creek, which could only be crossed by ferry. During the Japanese Colonial era it was dredged into a canal and named The Kaohsiung River. This was the first time the river had been given an official name.

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It was formally referred to as The Kaohsiung Waterway or The Kaohsiung Canal. In 1948, Love River Boat Company was opened near the Jhongjheng Bridge. This gave people the opportunity to row up and down the river. This became a particularly popular past for local couples and therefore acquiring the name - Love River. Love River is a very unique and cultural river in Kaohsiung. It was previously used for shipping, transportation and leisure. Over the years it slowly became a polluted open-air sewer. Recently, with the cooperation of the Kaohsiung residents, the city government and the private sector it has been restored to its former splendor.

The east bank of the Love River is the home of a Soaring Dragon Fish Statue which was originally created as a theme lantern, created for the 2001 Kaohsiung Lantern Festival. The dragonhead and fish body is a symbol of Kaohsiung, a city in transformation. The Dragon Fish statue is 25 meters in height, weighs 30 tons and built entirely of stainless steel. During festive occasions, flickering lights illuminate the dragon's body and the dragon breathes smoke, and is without a doubt a famous tourist attraction.

Kaohsiung Main Public Library / 高雄市立圖書館

Kaohsiung Main Public Library located at ShinGuang road is a green architecture which combines plants, protection of the environment and culture. The library has total of 8 floors with a floor space up to 37,233 square meters. This building uses trees as building blocks, books as its story creating a comfortable reading space full of green.

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The architectural techniques of its design are truly unique, as this structure utilizes suspended steel rods, suspended balcony, a 7.5 meter high column-less space resembling a square, modular spatial planning, with lots of plants throughout the building. This is truly a recognizable green architecture with simple design and the natural scent of books create a tranquil, comfortable reading space..

Warmth, the most beautiful of Kaohsiung's treasures, is not absent; there is a “thanksgiving tree” planted in recognition of the public's fund-raising to buy books to thank citizens and the public for their support. The library was opened with over 70 million books. The library's first floor is a semi-open space, and a hanging garden which affords a view of the scenery of the harbor has been established on the top floor.

Inside this enjoyable reading area, it’s like reading under a big old tree full with reading and laughter. This is a key culture attraction no matter day or night.