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Kaohsiung City ─ Kaohsiung Central Park
Kaohsiung Central Park is conveniently located at the intersection of Zhongshan Rd and Wufu Rd in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, next to the (R9) KMRT Central Park Station and close to President Department Store, Shinkuchan Entertainment District, Urban Spotlight, and Kaohsiung Hanshin Department Store.

Being a heavy industrial city in the old days, the Kaohsiung City Government had several city plans to rebuild the city’s image for making it a healthy and highly livable metropolis. As part of the city plans, the park has undergone several transformations with beautiful greeneries and recreational facilities, as well as self-service bike rental machines installed to provide an oasis for the urbanites to enjoy a sense of tranquility and relaxation.

Kaohsiung Central Park is comprised of various greeneries and features, including Kaohsiung Literature Library, Scenic Lake, Middle Island, Speech Square, Water Square, Hedgerow Labyrinth (green maze), and Outdoor Terrace. Visitors may enjoy the 20min-long water dances performed daily at the Water Square.
Mon-Fri: 12:30, 15:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30
Sat-Sun:10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30

Stroll along the riverbanks of the park, visitors may see many elders having a relaxing time idly sipping tea or playing chess at the Speech Square as the quick pace of life unfolds around them. As a beautiful park in the metropolis with many well-designed features, the park is often used for filming of Taiwan TV series such as Black & White.

Kaohsiung Central Park forms a lovely scene in the metropolis with children running freely with laughter, elders sipping tea idly, couples strolling hand-in-hand, and people resting next to the riverbanks calmly. The relaxing atmosphere of the park is a strong contrast from the busy city life surrounded. Discover the tenders and charms of the Kaohsiung Central Park for a delightful Kaohsiung travel.

Kaohsiung Central Park can simply be accessed through a short ride on Kaohsiung MRT to the Central Park Station, which KMRT Kaohsiung Central Park has been named one of the top 15 most beautiful train stations in the world by a well-known travel website “BootsnAll”. KMRT Formosa Boulevard Station is the other Kaohsiung MRT station that has been named on the list.

KMRT Central Park Station is a two-level underground station, the Central Park stop was designed by British architect Richard Rogers. Design-wise, purple is the pervading color throughout the station. The courtyard grass areas, in turn, are covered in a slope of yellow windmills shaped like sunflowers. The Central Park Station of KMRT was placed 4th in the top 15 list.

While visiting the Kaohsiung Central Park at Exit 1 of KMRT Central Park Station, visitors are also recommended to appreciate the light artworks at Urban Spotlight, and do shopping at Shinkuchan Entertainment District and President Department Store at Exit 2 plus Wufu Shopping District at Exit 3 for a memorable Taiwan holiday.
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Directions:
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By Bus:
1.Take bus no. 12, 15, 52, 69, 72, 92, 100, 218, or R25 (紅25) to Kaohsiung Central Park Stop (Zhongshan 1st Rd. 高雄中央公園站-中山一路)
2.Take bus no. 25, 50, 76, 77, 92,100, 218, R20 or R25 to Urban Spotlight Stop (Wufu 3rd Rd. 城市光廊站-五福三路)
3.Take bus no. 33, 92, 205, 218 to Kaohsiung Central Park Stop (Zhonghua 3rd Rd 中央公園站-中華三路)

By KMRT:
Take Kaohsiung KMRT (高雄捷運) to Exit 1 of KMRT Central Park Station (捷運中央公園站出口1).

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