31 Sights in Kaohsiung, Taiwan (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 31 sights are available in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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1. Dragon and Tiger Pagodas

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The Dragon and Tiger Pagodas is a temple located at Lotus Lake in Zuoying District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The temple was built in 1976. One of the towers is the Tiger Tower, the other one being the Dragon Tower.

Wikipedia: Dragon and Tiger Pagodas (EN)

2. Cihou Fort

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In the 74th year of the Republic of China (1985), the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of China announced that it was a second-class monument, and then upgraded to a national monument in the 108th year of the Republic of China (2019) announced by the Ministry of Culture.

Wikipedia: 旗後砲臺 (ZH)

3. 旗山天后宮

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Qishan Tianhou Temple, is located in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan Qishan District of the temple, the main worship of the Virgin Mary, is the center of faith in the Qishan area, for the pattern of two halls and two compartments, on May 31, 2000 announced as Kaohsiung County monuments, in 2010 after the restructuring of the five capitals, changed to the municipality directly under the central government monuments. Before the appearance of the Tianhou Temple, the Gongmiao of Sweet Potato Lotus Village was the Fu Tak Temple, and after the construction of the Tianhou Temple, it replaced the Fu Virtue Temple as the center of faith in the Sweet Potato Root Street. The temple in front of the temple was once the location of the Luohan Gate Inspection Yamen, a market during the Japanese occupation, when a public market was set up on today's Ping Wo Street to disperse the crowd, and after the Second World War, there was a "new life market", which has now been demolished.

Wikipedia: 旗山天后宮 (ZH)

4. 飛鳳宮

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Suiyang Feifeng Palace, formerly known as Feifeng Palace, is located in Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, and is the temple of the main worship of Baoyi Zunwang (Zhang Fu Zun Wang, Zun Wang), accompanied by Li Fu Chitose, Mrs. Shen Guo, Zhusheng Niangniang, Fu Zhengshen and other gods. The temple was originally located in Hongmaogang, Xiaogang District, but was moved to its current location in 2007 due to the relocation of the village, and the ceremony of thanking the soil was held on December 15 and 16, 2012. The temple is also known as "surname Yang Tsai Temple" because it was originally in the surname Yang Tsai settlement, and it also has the nickname of "Tou Temple". After the relocation of the village, the official name of the temple was set as "Suiyang Feifeng Palace", emphasizing that the main god of the temple was Zhang Xun, who guarded Suiyang during the Anshi Rebellion.

Wikipedia: 飛鳳宮 (ZH)

5. 曹公廟

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Cao Gong Temple is a temple located in Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, dedicated to Cao Jin, the magistrate of Fengshan County, Taiwan Prefecture, Taiwan Province, who contributed to the local people's livelihood, and is currently under the jurisdiction of the Water Conservancy Association. The temple was originally known as Cao Gong Ancestral Hall before November 1, 1992, and is said to have been upgraded and renamed due to the decree of the Jade Emperor God. In the Qing Dynasty, the ancestral hall was originally built in Fengyi Academy, and the ancestral hall was rebuilt at the present site during the Japanese Occupation. In front of the temple, there is a memorial pavilion of Cao Gong and a stele forest with seven ancient monuments.

Wikipedia: 曹公廟 (ZH)

6. 蓮峰寺

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Dagang Mountain Lianfeng Temple, commonly known as the Lotus Cave, is a traditional Buddhist temple located on the mountainside of Dagang Mountain, Ah Lian District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, mainly dedicated to Shakyamuni Buddha. In the 42nd year of the Meiji era (1909), the monk Kaiji of Chaofeng Temple, together with his mother, the monk Nagi Yonggui, and his sister jointly built a thatched tent retreat. Because the base of the temple is located on the "Lotus Hole" of the Gangshan Mountain Range, and it is located between the peaks of the Gangshan Mountain, it is named "Lianfeng Temple" because the word "lotus" and the word "peak" are combined.

Wikipedia: 蓮峰寺 (ZH)

7. Old Gate of Fengshang County

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The north gate of the old city of Fengshan County, commonly known as Gongchen Gate, is a city gate located in Shengli Road, Yimin Lane, and Taipoutou Street, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. The main priority of Tainan City), the building has witnessed the history of Kaohsiung City's development history, preserved historical buildings such as Gongchenjing, Zhenfu Society, and the reliefs of the door gods on the gate. It has artistic and historical and cultural values. State of the Republic of China.

Wikipedia: 鳳山縣舊城北門 (ZH)

8. National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)

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National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) 高雄市政府觀光局網站(高雄旅遊網) / Attribution

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also known as Weiwuying,, is located in Fengshan District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is the largest cultural facility in Taiwan, the world's largest performing art theater under one roof, and the first national-level performing arts venue in southern Taiwan. The planning, preparation, and construction were overseen by the Weiwuying Arts and Culture Center Preparatory Office and, after completion, it became one of the venues under the National Performing Arts Center.

Wikipedia: National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (EN), Website

9. 天龍宮

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Located in Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, Hongmaogang Tianlong Palace is a temple dedicated to the Chitose of He Fu. The temple was originally located in the surname Wu Tsai settlement in Hongmaogang, Xiaogang District, Kaohsiung City, so it has the nickname of "surname Wu Tsai Temple". The temple is the latest to be built in the Liujiaotou Temple of Hongmaogang, and because the number of the five surnames in Hongmaogang is small, the temple is smaller than other Jiaotou temples.

Wikipedia: 紅毛港天龍宮 (ZH)

10. 台糖旗山糖廠

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Qishan Sugar Factory, formerly known as Qiwei Sugar Factory, changed its current name on July 1, 1962, formerly known as Gaosand Sugar Qiwei Sugar Factory, built in 1909, merged with Yanshui Port Sugar in 1910, and then transferred to Taiwan Sugar in 1927. After World War II, it was taken over by the Taiwan Sugar Company, which crushed 1,500 metric tons of sugarcane per day. It is located at No. 33, Zhongxiao Street, Sugar Factory, Qishan District, Kaohsiung City.

Wikipedia: 旗山糖廠 (ZH)

11. 龍湖庵

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Longhu Nunnery, located in the south of Chaofeng Temple in Dagang Mountain, Alian District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, was built in 1908 (Meiji 41) by the abbot of Chaofeng Temple. In 1910 (the 43rd year of the Meiji era), the meeting was held to establish the teacher of the Venerable Rei Yongding, and another nunnery was established, and the lake was named Ryuho-an. It is the first large jungle in the history of Buddhism in Taiwan that is exclusive to women.

Wikipedia: 龍湖庵 (ZH)

12. Hamasen museum of Taiwan railway

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Hamasen museum of Taiwan railway 毛貓大少爺 / CC BY-SA 2.0

Hama Star Taiwan Railway Museum is a railway museum located in the Pier 2 Art Special Zone in Gushan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, affiliated to the Cultural Bureau of the Kaohsiung City Government, managed and operated by the Kaohsiung Municipal Museum of History, mainly to exhibit Taiwan's railway models and railway history, and is also the only museum in Taiwan with the theme of railway history, the museum displays Asia's largest HO rail diorama.

Wikipedia: 哈瑪星臺灣鐵道館 (ZH)

13. Yuan Heng Temple

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Yuanheng Temple, formerly known as Yuanxing Temple, also known as Yuanheng Temple, formerly known as Jizai, Gushanji, Daguji, is located in Gushan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan is an ancient Buddhist temple, belongs to the Linji sect of Zen Gate, founded in the eighth year of Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1743), is located at the foot of Shoushan Mountain, sits in the west and faces east, and can have a bird's-eye view of the city of Kaohsiung City.

Wikipedia: 元亨寺 (ZH)

14. 台灣糖業博物館

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Qiaotou Sugar Factory is a modern mechanized sugar factory and facility group located in Qiaotou District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, which was established in 1902 and originally belonged to Taiwan Sugar Co., Ltd. It is the first modern sugar factory in Taiwan, and it is also a representative facility group that marks the rapid development of Taiwan in the era of modern industrialization.

Wikipedia: 橋頭糖廠 (ZH), Website

15. 旗山孔子廟

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Kaohsiung Qishan Confucius Temple is located in Gushan Park (formerly known as Zhongshan Park) in Qishan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, covering an area of about 4.1 hectares, which is the largest Confucius Temple in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. Qishan Confucius Temple was the only Confucius Temple in Kaohsiung County before the merger of Kaohsiung City, County and City in 2010.

Wikipedia: 高雄旗山孔子廟 (ZH)

16. San Feng Tang

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Kaohsiung Sanfeng Palace, located in the temple of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, was originally built in the twenty-seventh year of the Ming Dynasty (1673), formerly known as "Sanfeng Pavilion", the main god is the Marshal of the Middle Altar (Li Nezha), it is a famous Taoist holy place in southern Taiwan, and it is also one of the most representative temples in Kaohsiung City.

Wikipedia: 三鳳宮 (ZH)

17. Spring and Autumn Pavilions

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The Spring and Autumn Pavilions are a Taoist temple complex located on Lotus Lake in Zuoying District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Like the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, the temple is special and unique. It was built in 1953 by Chi Ming palace, were two Chinese palace-style pavilions. The complex can be seen from the top of the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas.

Wikipedia: Spring and Autumn Pavilions (EN)

18. Kaohsiung Cultural Center

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The Kaohsiung Cultural Center is a cultural center located in Lingya District of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It was founded by the city government in 1981. The main building of the center is a complex of two concert halls, many galleries, and a library. The office of Kaohsiung Bureau of Cultural Affairs is also located in Kaohsiung Cultural Center.

Wikipedia: Kaohsiung Cultural Center (EN)

19. 鳳山雙慈亭

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The original Fengyi Shuangci Pavilion, in recent years, has been upgraded to Fengyi Shuangci Temple, commonly known as Fengshan Mazu Temple, and Fengyi Chenghuang Temple, Fengshan Longshan Temple, Fengshan Kaizhang Shengwang Temple and called the four major temples of Fengshan, the main worship of the Virgin of Heaven, Guanyin Buddha.

Wikipedia: 鳳山雙慈亭 (ZH)

20. Holy Rosary Cathedral

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The Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary is the oldest Roman Catholic church and Minor Basilica in the Republic of China. The shrine is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the venerated title of “Our Lady of Holy Rosary”. It is located in Lingya District, Kaohsiung and is the seat of the Bishop of Kaohsiung.

Wikipedia: Holy Rosary Cathedral, Kaohsiung (EN)

21. 逍遙園

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Located in the Middle East of Xinxing District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, Xiaoyao Garden was once a tropical farm, a shelter and vacation villa of Mitsurui Otani, the 22nd head of the Pure Land Shinshu Honganji School of Japanese Buddhism (Nishi Honganji), and was announced as a historic building on January 26, 2010.

Wikipedia: 逍遙園 (高雄市) (ZH)

22. Qishan Wude Hall

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The Cishan Wude Hall is a former martial arts training center in Qishan District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It was built in 1934 after being proposed by the Japanese "in the spirit of Bushido". The hall was constructed in a traditional Japanese-style temple with strong Tang dynasty-style temples style.

Wikipedia: Cishan Wude Hall (EN)

23. 鴨母寮興安宮

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Located in the inner gate area of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, the Duck Mother Liao Xing'an Palace is dedicated to the Holy Mother of Heaven, in addition to the worship of the Duck Mother King Zhu Yigui. In front of the temple, there is a "Zhu Yigui Cultural Park" and a statue of Zhu Yigui.

Wikipedia: 鴨母寮興安宮 (ZH)

24. Wanfu Temple

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Baishalun Wanfu Palace is located in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, and is a temple dedicated to the five provinces and one of the four major public temples. On June 8, 2021, the temple announced the Wang Jiao Ceremony held from time to time as a folk cultural asset of Kaohsiung City.

Wikipedia: 白砂崙萬福宮 (ZH), Facebook

25. 月眉池慈濟宫

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Yuemei Pond Tzu Chi Palace, located in Hunei District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, is a Taiwanese folk belief temple, which is dedicated to the medical god of southern Fujian, Baosheng the Great (Dadao Gong). Every 12 years, the construction of the five dynasties of Qingjiao.

Wikipedia: 月眉池慈濟宮 (ZH)

26. Urban Spotlight

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Urban Spotlight Jnlin / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Urban Spotlight Arcade is located at Central Park, Cianjin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It spans from the roundabout of Wu-Fu 3rd Road and Chung-Hua Road to the intersection of Wu-Fu 3rd Road and Chung-Shan road. It is famous for its light decoration in the evening.

Wikipedia: Urban Spotlight Arcade (EN)

27. 前金萬興宮

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Qianjin Wanxing Palace, commonly known as Qianjin Patriarch Temple and Qianjin Temple, is a Qingshui Patriarch Temple located in Qianjin District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. It is located at No. 325, Chenggong 1st Road, Qianjin District, Kaohsiung City.

Wikipedia: 前金萬興宮 (ZH)

28. Kaohsiung City Shou Shan Zoo

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The Shoushan Zoo is a zoo in Gushan District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is located on the northern border of Shoushan Park and houses animals from Asia, Africa, Americas and Australia, such as lions, tigers, elephants, black bears and kangaroos.

Wikipedia: Shoushan Zoo (EN), Website

29. 超峰寺

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Dagangshan Chaofeng Temple, located in Alian District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, is a famous Buddhist temple. It is the Lord of the Guanyin Bodhisattva and worships the Three Saints of the West, the Dharma ancestor and the Tibetan Bodhisattva.

Wikipedia: 超峰寺 (ZH)

30. 高雄鼓山亭

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Lingyaliao Gushan Pavilion, also known as Kaohsiung Gushan Pavilion, is located in Lingyaliao, a sub-district of Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, adjacent to Lingya Market. It is a temple dedicated to the Emperor Baosheng.

Wikipedia: 高雄鼓山亭 (ZH)

31. 鳳山縣舊城南門-啟文門

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The south gate of the old city of Fengshan County, commonly known as Qiwen Gate, is a city gate located at the intersection of Zuoying Road, Zhonghua 1st Road and Gushan 1st Road, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

Wikipedia: 鳳山縣舊城南門 (ZH)

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