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

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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.

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

Kaohsiung

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

Lotus Pond and surroundings

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

Pier2 Art Center

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

Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

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

Liuhe Night Market

Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Taiwanese hot dog vendor at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Trying a Taiwanese hot dog at Liuhe Night Market, Kaosiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
So long, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, next up Hualien, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
So long, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, next up Hualien, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
So long, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, next up Hualien, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
So long, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, next up Hualien, Taiwan