Welcome to Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Welcome to Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2019

May 2nd, 2019 – April 5th, 2019

Our second stop in Taiwan was Kaohsiung. Highlights included the Formosa train station’s epic Dome of Light stained glass, Cijin Island, Lotus Pond, Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Ruifeng Night Market, and Liuhe Night Market.

Kaohsiung, Taiwan, The Dome of Light stained glass, Formosa train stop.
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, The Dome of Light stained glass details, Formosa train stop.

Possibly better than the Dome of Light at the Formosa station was this haunting song they played over the speaker system. We are thankful to have captured the audio snippet below. I could not find any information about the song view online searching nor do I fully understand the lyrics.

Formosa Boulevard station song

I hear:

Turn on the radio 
Turn up the volume
We're going to listen to some great music
Formosa!

I’m totally unsure of the last word that is spoken but I like to think its the name of the station stop in which it is played within. Just makes sense, right?


Cijin island

On our first day, we took a ferry to Cijin (chee-gin) island for exploration and night market goodness.

Taking the ferry from Kaohsiung to Cijin Island
Grilled squid & grilled tempura on Cijin island, Taiwan
Fried dough on Cijin Island, Taiwan
South China Sea coastline, Cijin Island, Taiwan
Temple on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Layered street views on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Street views on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Street views on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Street views on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Temple details on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Temple details on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Temple details on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Really intense tile work in the bathrooms on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Rainbow Church on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Rainbow Church on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Rainbow Church on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Shell sculptures on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Gazing into shell sculptures on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Gazing into shell sculptures on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Qijin shell house on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Temple on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Temple on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Cutting up squid with scissors on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Cutting up squid with scissors on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Eating squid on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Eating squid on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Ice Cream Peanut Wrap (2 scoops of ice cream, shaved peanut, and parsley ) on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Ice Cream Peanut Wrap (2 scoops of ice cream, shaved peanut, and parsley ) on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Ice Cream Peanut Wrap (2 scoops of ice cream, shaved peanut, and parsley ) on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Eating the Ice Cream Peanut Wrap (2 scoops of ice cream, shaved peanut, and parsley ) on Cijin Island, Taiwan
Leaving Chijin returning to Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Leaving Chijin returning to Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung


Nighttime street view from our hotel window, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Nighttime street view from our hotel window, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Daytime street view from our hotel window, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Skyline view from our hotel window, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Street views fruit stand, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Fruit stand, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Street views, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Street views Ruifeng night market, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Street views Ruifeng night market, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Street views Ruifeng night market, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Street views, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Lotus Pond and surroundings

Welcome to Kaohsiung sign near the Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Street views near the Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Dragon Tiger Pagoda on Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Dragon Tiger Pagoda on Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Dragon Tiger Pagoda on Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Dragon Tiger Pagoda on Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Dragon Tiger Pagoda on Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Hello from the top of one of the Dragon Tiger Pagoda towers on Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
View of the Dragon tower from the Tiger tower Dragon Tiger Pagoda on Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Dragon Tiger Pagoda on Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Dragon Tiger Pagoda on Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Dragon Tiger Pagoda on Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Dragon Tiger Pagoda on Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Lotus Pond Temple in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Street views near the Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Street views near the Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Street views near the Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Fisherman baiting his hook near the Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Feeding turtles near the Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Lotus temple on Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Lotus temple on Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Lotus temple on Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Lotus temple on Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Lotus temple on Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Lotus temple on Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Lotus temple on Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Lotus flower on Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Lotus flower on Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Orchids on Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Pier2 Art Center

Pier2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Pier2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Pier2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Pier2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Pier2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Pier2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Pier2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Enjoying Sunny Hills pineapple cake and tea at Pier2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

Big buddha at The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Big buddha at The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Big buddha at The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Big buddha at The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Big buddha at The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Big buddha at The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Big buddha at The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Talking Buddha at The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Liuhe Night Market

Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
It was a very good hot dog. Would recommend trying.

So long, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
So long, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, next up Hualien, Taiwan
So long, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, next up Hualien, Taiwan