Taiwan Kaohsiung Trip Part 6: Takao Railway Museum & Pier-2 Art Center

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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 Takao Railway Museum and Pier-2 Art Center as part of Day 2.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Formosa Boulevard Station
* Day 1: 85 Sky Tower and Singuang Ferry Wharf
* 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 [This article]
* 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]

Takao Railway Museum

Following the previous post, I came to Takao Railway Museum, which was located near Sizihwan MRT station.Kaohsiung Takao Railway Museum

Takao Railway Museum is a museum where there used to be Kaohsiung Harbor Train Station.

The adjacent land exhibited a variety of trains as Hamasen Railway Cultural Park.Kaohsiung Hamasen Railway Cultural Park1

A steam locomotive.Kaohsiung Hamasen Railway Cultural Park2

A sleeping car.Kaohsiung Hamasen Railway Cultural Park3

There was also such an art work.Kaohsiung Hamasen Railway Cultural Park4

Kaohsiung Hamasen Railway Cultural Park5

Kaohsiung Hamasen Railway Cultural Park6

You can see how large this is.Kaohsiung Hamasen Railway Cultural Park7

I believe all of the visitors are able to enjoy it, whether they are rail funs or not.Kaohsiung Hamasen Railway Cultural Park8

Pier-2 Art Center

On the east side of Takao Railway Museum and Hamasen Railway Cultural Park, there was Pier-2 Art Center. Pier-2 Art Center is an art complex where there used to be warehouses and consists of three areas, that is Penglai area, Dayong area and Dayi area.

I started to walk around Pier-2 Art Center from Penglai area. Among several warehouses, I dropped by “In Our Time”.Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center In Our Time1

In the warehouse.Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center In Our Time2

The shop sold general merchandise and there was also a cafe in the shop.Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center In Our Time3

I ordered a cup of chocolate smoothie.Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center In Our Time4

Other snaps around Penglai area.Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center1

Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center2

At Penglai area, there was Hamasen Museum of Taiwan Railway and I visited it.Kaohsiung Hamasen Museum of Taiwan Railway1

In the museum.Kaohsiung Hamasen Museum of Taiwan Railway2

Hamasen Museum of Taiwan Railway displays a variety of model railways.Kaohsiung Hamasen Museum of Taiwan Railway3

Kaohsiung Hamasen Museum of Taiwan Railway4

Kaohsiung Hamasen Museum of Taiwan Railway5

Here is Dayong area.Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center3

I would like to ride Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) in the future.Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center4

Dayong area was surrounded by artistic warehouses.Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center5

85 Sky Tower, which I visited on the first day, can be seen over there.Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center6

With an object.Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center7

This is Kaohsiung LRT (Light Rail System).Kaohsiung LRT

Kaohsiung LRT has been developed with two phases and when I visited Kaohsiung, most of the first phase construction was completed (FYI: two weeks later, the rest of the first phase was finished).

Gang Yuan Taiwanese Beef Noodle and Huada Milk Tea

The area around Pier-2 Art Center, which is called Yanchengpu, has lots of  reputable restaurants.

“Gang Yuan Taiwanese Beef Noodle” is often referred as one of the best beef noodle restaurants in Kaohsiung.Kaohsiung Gang Yuan Taiwanese Beef Noodle1

I ordered a beef noodle without soup.Kaohsiung Gang Yuan Taiwanese Beef Noodle2

“Huada Milk Tea” is said to be the first shop that started to sell tapioca milk tea in Kaohsiung.Kaohsiung Huada Milk Tea1

I ordered a cup of tapioca milk tea.Kaohsiung Huada Milk Tea2

Then, I walked around the path around Love River and I will write about it in the next article.


That’s it for the article about Takao Railway Museum and Pier-2 Art Center as part of Day 2 of my Taiwan Kaohsiung trip.

Both Takao Railway Museum and Pier-2 Art Center have lots of artistic displays and they are located adjacent each other, so I recommend toursist visit them together 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Love River as part of Day 2.


1 Takao Railway Museum
2 Hamasen Railway Cultural Park
3 In Our Time
4 Hamasen Museum of Taiwan Railway
5 Pier-2 Art Center
6 Gang Yuan Taiwanese Beef Noodle
7 Huada Milk Tea

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Pier-2 Art Center
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