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    * Pier No. 1 Scenic Bridge           * Shaochuantou Park
    * Sizihwan Bay * National Sun Yat-sen University
    * Aouzihdi Forest Park * Shoushan Love Observation Deck
    * Shoushan Zoo       * Shoushan Nature Park
    * Neiweipi Cultural Park    

     

    ►►Pier No. 1 Scenic Bridge►►

    Pier No. 1 Scenic BridgeNext to Gushan Ferry Pier in Hamasen, Pier No. 1 Scenic Bridge is a new landmark in Hamasen and built for both pedestrians and bicycles. In the daytime visitors coming here can watch the beautiful scenes of the harbor and Shoushan (Long Life Hill). And at night they can see the streamlined arc pattern of the bridge projected by lights, which are matched with the fish bone-shaped lights by the two sides of the bridge to present its colorful and changeable appearance, and form two long light shadows on the water surface. Many lovers, as attracted by the remarkable scene, like to come to the bridge to spend a romantic night. It has become a wonderful place to watch sunset and the full moon.

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    ►►Shaochuantou Park►►

    Shaochuantou ParkShaochuantou Park is located at the entrance of Pier No. 1 in Hamasen, just next to the waterway to the first port of Kaohsiung Harbor, and opposite to Gushan Ferry Pier. Standing here in the park, visitors can have a panorama view of the beautiful harbor scenes.

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    ►►Sizihwan Bay►►

    Sizihwan BayWatching the sunset over Sizihwan Bay is one of the highlights of Kaohsiung. At dusk, people gather along the stone railing beside the sea, to get a good view of the sunset. As night falls, couples can be found in the gaps between the railings. These gaps in the railings are referred to as "Lovers' Caves" or "Carrot Pits", making Sizihwan Bay a tremendously romantic place to visit.

     

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    ►►National Sun Yat-sen University►►

    National Sun Yat-sen UniversityNational Sun Yat-sen University is located in Sizihwan (Sizih Bay), with Shoushan to the east, Taiwan Strait to the west, Kaohsiung Harbor to the south, and Chaishan (Firewood Hill) to the north. Founded in 1980, the university has been developed for decades and now become a research-based synthetic university with 6 colleges, namely the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Management, Marine Sciences and Social Sciences. The university is embraced by warm sea wind, crashing waves, romantic sunset and excellent geographic environment. Establishing the national university in Sizihwan not only provides convenience for the local students of Kaohsiung City, but also increases cultural ambience to the city, and brings vitality to the citizens of Gushan District.

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    ►►Aouzihdi Forest Park►►

    Aouzihdi Forest ParkWith the successive development of Farmland Redevelopment District No. 16, more and more residential and commercial buildings were built, and population was increased. Meanwhile, Aouzihdi Forest Park was built in this redevelopment district. This park has an area of around 10 hectares, providing citizens with an excellent space for recreation and leisure. Pedestrian paths, resting space and bicycle lanes are planned in different parts of the park. At the center of the park is a piece of vast grassland for citizens to have outdoor activities. Synthetic plants are grown in layers, including the flowers blooming all year round, shrubs and trees, attracting butterflies and birds to come over here, and making the park decorated by a sea of beautiful flowers in the four seasons.

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    ►►Shoushan Love Observation Deck►►

    Shoushan Love Observation DeckThe Shoushan Love Observation Deck is ornamented with colored plaques written “I love you” in 32 different languages, signifying that love is the common language worldwide. It has become the hot spot for couples by virtue of the “LOVE” characters made of steel fitted with speaking tubes and three statues of monkeys which represent three stages of love – pursuing love, falling in love, committing to love. Shoushan Love Observation Deck provides visitors a more spacious and comfortable place to enjoy the fascinating views of Kaohsiung downtown. It is now one of the top attractions in Kaohsiung for tourists.

    ◎Excerpt from the “KAOHSIUNG TRAVEL ONLINE” website.

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    ►►Shoushan Zoo►►

    Shoushan ZooLocated on Shou Mountain, the Shoushan Zoo is the largest public zoo in southern Taiwan. Established in 1978, it was originally known as "Hsizuhwan Zoo" In 1980, the area was transformed into a campus for Sun Yat-Sen University. The new zoo was built on its current site and opened to the public in 1986. Mountains on three sides surround the zoo. The zoo is made up of a variety of areas including small animals, mammals, predators, a bird park, a reptile center and a nocturnal animals center. There is also an education center in the zoo where stuffed animals and information are displayed. The entrance also features the largest wall mosaic in Taiwan and the walkway features paintings from various schools.

    ◎Excerpt from the “KAOHSIUNG TRAVEL ONLINE” website.

    ◎Official Website:http://twup.org/enzoo/

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    ►►Shoushan National Nature Park►►

    Shoushan Nature ParkShou Mountain is located in the southwest area of Gushan. Formally known as "Cilin Mountain" and "Maijin Mountain", it is one of Kaohsiung's coral-based hills, which run north to south. It is one of Kaohsiung's most scenic areas. Shoushan National Nature Park is a nature reserve, with a variety of hiking trails throughout the park. There are number of fitness and sports areas along the trails. One of the trails near the entrance to the Shoushan Zoo, lead to limestone caves, where limestone stalagmites and columns can be seen. The top of the mountain offers great views of the Kaohsiung Port, sunsets and Kaohsiung's scenic lights by night.

    ◎Excerpt from the “KAOHSIUNG TRAVEL ONLINE” website.

    ◎Official Website:http://snnp.cpami.gov.tw/english/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=80

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    ►►Neiweipi Cultural Park►►

    Neiweipi Cultural ParkThe name "Neiwei" (Inner Enclosure) comes from earth or bamboo stockades known as "Wei". Built during the Ching Dynasty and used for protection against bandits. "Newei" was named when the City government stationed a garrison there. In 1920, although the Japanese changed the written form of "Neiwei", the pronunciation remained the same. Neiweipi used to be Kaohsiung City's largest wetlands. It played an important role in water storage and irrigation and possessed its own unique wetland ecology. The Neiweipi Cultural Park is situated on 41 hectares of land in northern Kaohsiung. It includes the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Sculpture Park, Artificial Lake, an outdoor music venue, The Firefly Conservation Area and the Marsh Wetlands Area.

    ◎Excerpt from the “KAOHSIUNG TRAVEL ONLINE” website.

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