Matsimitsu

Day Four

kaohsiung


After yesterday's long journey I took it a bit slower today, leaving the hotel at 11:00 and stopping by my new favorite milk-tea place nearby subway station, which looks amazing!

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Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, Kaohsiung

I took the subway to a stop nearby the Dragon an Tiger Pagodas and walked the rest of the way there, around the lake.

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It was nice and warm out, around 29 degrees celcius and the breeze across the lake was very welcoming.

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On the lake are several temples along the shore, the first ones being the Dragon an Tiger pagodas.

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One temple over down the lake sure were a bunch of turtles chilling on top of eachother near the Wuli Pavilion.

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There are many more temples and pavillions down the shore, more than 10 in total. I didn't visit all of them, but instead opted to get a snack and a Yakult-Green-Tea and took a Bus back to the subway station, where I took the subway to Pier 2.

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Pier 2, Kaohsiung

Pier 2 used to be an abandoned port complex, but has been turned into an art center with exhibitions, shops and cafe's.

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It's nice to stroll along towards the Ferry to Qijin, also there's a Giant Gundam, I wonder if I have seen them all now.

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Cihou Fort, Kaohsiung

It was getting late in the day and the sun was starting to set. I took the Ferry to Qijin. An "island" (still connected to the mainland via bridge) on the coast.

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On the tip of the island lies Cihou Fort which provides nice views of the city.

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It wasn't busy at the fort, a few people enjoying the sunset.

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Below the fort is a tunnel through the hill it's located on, which brings you to a pier for more sunset views.

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After dark I spent some time relaxing at the beach and made my way back to the area near my hotel for dinner at the night market.

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Following along what is called "love river", which included a giant whale made of discarded buckets and other trash.

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