Taiwan Kaohsiung Trip Part 2: 85 Sky Tower and Singuang Ferry Wharf (Evening View)

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I traveled to Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan for five days and four nights in the middle of September. I was impressed by Taiwan when I visited Taipei at the end of April, and I revisited Taiwan in less than a half year. I had some difficulties in gathering information compared to Taipei, but I found there were lots of things to do in Kaohsiung as well. In this article, I will write about 85 Sky Tower and evening view at Singuang Ferry Wharf as part of Day 1.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Formosa Boulevard Station
* Day 1: 85 Sky Tower and Singuang Ferry Wharf [This article]
* Day 1: Singuang Ferry Wharf (Light-up) and Liuhe Night Market
* Day 2: Cijin island
* Day 2: Former British Consulate and Shoushan LOVE Valentine’s Lookout
* Day 2: Pier-2 Art Center
* Day 2: Love River (Light-up)
* Day 3: Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
* Day 3: Lotus Pond
* Day 3: Taroko Park (Light-up)
* Day 4: Taiwan Sugar Museum
* Day 4: Central Park Station (Light-up)
* Day 4-5: Formosa Boulevard Station (Lighting Show) & Return Home

[Travel Date]

[Main Part]

85 Sky Tower Observation Deck

Following the previous post, I moved from Formosa Boulevard station to Sanduo Shopping District station by MRT (Red Line). I am gong to 85 Sky Tower.""

85 Sky Tower is a skyscraper, which was built in 1997 with 85 stories above the ground and 5 underground stories. It is the tallest building in Kaohsiung city and the second largest after Taipei 101 in Taiwan.

Entrance of 85 Sky Tower. There is a hotel (85 Sky Tower Hotel) in the building.85 Sky Tower Hotel

Observation deck is located on the 74th floor and I moved there by elevator.""

View from the observation deck.85 Sky Tower Observation Deck1

85 Sky Tower Observation Deck2

At the observation deck.""

I found a mascot character.Kaohsiung bear Hero

This is “Hero”, Kaohsiung bear. He/She is appointed as tourism ambassador in Kaohsiung.

Kaohsiung Public Library

After I left 85 Sky Tower, I stopped by Kaohsiung Public Library.Kaohsiung Public Library1

Kaohsiung Public Library was opened in 2014. In Taiwan, Eslite Bookstore is famous for its fancy design and I heard the library has a similar atmosphere, so I decided to visit it.

Entrance of the library.Kaohsiung Public Library2

It is something like a fancy bookstore rather than an ordinal library.Kaohsiung Public Library3

Kaohsiung Public Library4

Kaohsiung Public Library5

The rooftop is open for public as an observation space. The left building is 85 Sky Tower.Kaohsiung Public Library rooftop1

Here are Kaohsiung Exhibition Center and Singuang Ferry Wharf which I am going to right after this.Kaohsiung Public Library rooftop2

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center

Then, I visited Kaohsiung Exhibition Center.Kaohsiung Exhibition Center1

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center is a convention center and characterized by its unique shape.

I just happened to know it before the trip and found it very attractive. So, I decided to visit it.Kaohsiung Exhibition Center2

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center3



With 85 Sky Tower.Kaohsiung Exhibition Center4

I am moving to the opposite side.""

View from the opposite side.""

Evening View at Singuang Ferry Wharf

At the back of Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Singuang Ferry Wharf is located. Now it was around sunset, I took evening photos around here.Kaohsiung Singuang Ferry Wharf1

There were people who enjoyed fishing.Kaohsiung Singuang Ferry Wharf2

Kaohsiung Singuang Ferry Wharf3

It was really magic hours.""


Kaohsiung Singuang Ferry Wharf evening view1

Kaohsiung Singuang Ferry Wharf evening view2

I have rarely seen such a beautiful evening view.Kaohsiung Singuang Ferry Wharf evening view3

Then, I continued to take night photos around Singuang Ferry Wharf and I will write about it in the next article.


That’s it for the article about 85 Sky Tower and evening view at Singuang Ferry Wharf as part of Day 1 of my Taiwan Kaohsiung trip.

85 Sky Tower is the second largest building in Taiwan, next to Taipei 101, so I was a little bit worried that there would be lots of tourists. However, the number of tourists was less than I expected, so I was able to go around it without any stress. If you would like to avoid the crowd, I would recommend 85 Sky Tower 🙂

By the way, if you are interested in Taipei 101, please check the following article.

Taipei Trip Part 11: Taipei 101, Four Four South Village, Elephant Mountain and Tonghua Night Market

In the next article, I will write about Singuang Ferry Wharf (night view) and Liuhe Night Market as part of Day 1.


1 85 Sky Tower
2 Kaohsiung Public Library
3 Kaohsiung Exhibition Center
4 Singuang Ferry Wharf

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