Things To Do

Spend some time exploring Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung is a southern harbor city and the biggest center of industry in Taiwan. It also encompasses a number of historic sites which, whether you are interested in traditional native structures or Western buildings from the colonial era.

City walls from the Qing dynastic period, the old British Consulate, the Qihou Fortress and Lighthouse, and other relics rich in historical significance. Besides, you can take a tourist boat around the inside of Kaohsiung Harbor, sailing to the Chichin Island, enjoying sights of the impressive Kaohsiung skyline.

The city is rapidly transforming into a vital city destination in a delightful subtropical setting, making it a fantastic choice for combining business and leisure in Asia. It is easily reachable with direct flights from over 40 Asian cities and high speed rail from North Taiwan (less than 1 hour and 30 minutes from Taipei).

µTAS 2018-Lion Travel Tour

The Lion Travel Tour is an optional 2 or 3 day scenic tour by bus of the great Kaohsiung area. The tours include visits to:

  • Kaohsiung Pier 2 Art Center
  • Chengcing Lake Scenic Area
  • Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
  • Fongyi Academy
  • Fo Guan Shan Monastery
  • Ten Drum Rende Creative Park
  • Tainan Night Markets
  • Downtown Kaohsiung

There are four different tours available. Click here for more information and registration for the tours. The deadline to register for all tours is 18:00 (GMT+8), 30th September, 2018.

Foguangshan Buddha Museum

Since its opening in 2011, Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum has received several accolades including recognition by International Council of Museums (ICOM), ISO 50001 certification, and the 2014 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor as the top ranking attraction in Kaohsiung.
It is a 100-ha complex built to enshrine the Buddha’s tooth relic, now housed in the Main Hall. The Fo Guang Big Buddha, which sits atop the Fo Guang Building behind the Main Hall, is the landmark of the museum. Within the compound, there are art galleries, a theatrical auditorium, a children gallery, and souvenir stores. In addition, visitors can get to experience sutra transcription, or join in festive celebrations at the Five Harmonies Pagoda.
Address: No.1, Tongling Rd., Dashu Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Distance from the KEC: 45-min by car

Dome of Light – O5R10 KMRT Formosa Boulevard Station

Dome of Light is in the transfer station between the Red and Orange Lines of Kaohsiung MRT. The station is a work of art both inside and out. The structures is made of sheets of glass covering steel platforms represent “praying for longevity”, in order to commemorate the Formosa Incident which happened here. The “Dome of Light”, was completed by the Italian artist Narcissus Quagliata over 4 and a half years. Made of glass, colored paint and lights, it represents the birth, growth, glory and dimming of the cosmos and was named the second most beautiful subway station in the world by the American travel website BootsnAll.
Address: No.115, Jhongshan 1st Rd., Sinsing Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Distance from the KEC: 8 mins by car

KUBIC

KUBIC is a settlement for a start-ups of creative industry, a newly discovered gem in Asia. Dozens of creative and competitive teams have stationed here to contribute their energy and ideas to the urban remake.
Address: No.115, Jhongshan 1st Rd., Sinsing Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Distance from the KEC: 2 mins by car

Love River Bike Trail

Beginning at Lianchitan in the north and extending south to the right bank of Love River, the Bike Trail is 24.5 km long and passes through the main areas of Kaohsiung. The trail connects Kaohsiung’s scenic spots, cultural characteristics and rivers and wetlands. If you want to experience all of scenic spots at once, along with the interaction between nature, man, the rivers and the city, a journey along Love River will not have been wasted.

Address: Cianjin Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Distance from the KEC: 10 mins by car

Pier 2 Art Center

“Pier-2” is located next to the Yencheng Tourist Wharf. The warehouses on the pier were built during the middle of the Japanese Colonial era. Converted out of these old warehouses, Pier-2 Art Center is dedicated to modern art exhibitions. A number of art groups meet here and strive to develop the Kaohsiung artistic environment. The Moonlight Theater was built for a variety of artistic performances.
Address: No.1, Dayong Rd., Yancheng Dist., Kaohsiung City 803, Taiwan
Distance from the KEC: 10mins by car