surrounded by lotus plants

Sightseeing in and around Kaohsiung south west Taiwan

Sightseeing. Once I’d made the decision that Taiwan wasn’t going to be a long term home I put on my tourist hat and off I went in search of more adventures sightseeing. Travelling from Tainan to Kaohsiung, the second largest city of Taiwan was easy, I caught a taxi to Tainan train station and in less than an hour I’d arrived. It’s easy to navigate as like Taipei it has an MRT system. Curiously one of the stations, Formosa Boulevard, has the largest glass works in the world, named the Dome of Light. Some say it’s mimicking the Sistine Chapel in a modern way. It’s made up of 4,500 glass panels.

Formosa Boulevard Station Dome of Light

Formosa Boulevard Station Dome of Light

The city is found on the south west of the island and is known to have the largest port in the country.  Many of the warehouses in the harbour area have been abandoned so it’s going through a regeneration programme and currently bringing art to the area with sculptures, wall paintings and trendy shops, Now known as Pier-2 Art Centre. This is a growing sightseeing tourist area.

Off to Lotus Pond a man made lake surrounded by super sized pagodas, pavilions and temples and of course lotus plants.

More sightseeing at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

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