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 Taiwan Sugar Museum etc. as part of Day 4.
[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
* 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 [This article]
* Day 4: Central Park Station (Light-up)
* Day 4-5: Formosa Boulevard Station (Lighting Show) & Return Home
It was the fourth day of my Kaohsiung trip for five days and four nights. As I just will return home in the morning on the fifth day, the fourth day is virtually the last day of the trip.
Breakfast at Just Sleep Kaohsiung Station
To begin with, I will have a breakfast.
Breakfast was not included in my accommodation (Just Sleep Kaohsiung Station), and I decided to have a breakfast here on the fourth day.
Breakfast at Just Sleep Kaohsiung Station was a buffet style.
Since I was in Taiwan, I mainly took Chinese food.
Second plate for fruits.
Taiwan Sugar Museum
After breakfast, I took MRT (Red Line), got off at Ciaotou Sugar Refinery Station and arrived at Taiwan Sugar Museum.
Taiwan Sugar Museum (台湾糖業博物館) used to be a sugar refinery factory during the Japanese rule of Taiwan. After the factory stopped its operation in 1999, the area was turned into museum and was opened in 2006.
When I reached the site, I caught sight of vehicles that were used to carry sugar cane.
There was a railroad of MRT (Red Line) overhead.
I took a photo when a MRT passed.
I moved inside and found a factory building.
Let’s go inside.
Machines that were used in the past are kept as it is.
I will go inside further.
I entered into another building.
Actually, this factory was built by a Japanese sugar refinery company.
Adjacent to Taiwan Sugar Museum, there was Ten Drum Cultural Creative Park (十鼓橋頭文創園区) where Ten Drum Art Percussion Group plays performances. However, when I visited it, the site was closed for construction.
How big this chimney was.
I will return.
Go to the next destination.
Yanchengpu (鹽埕埔/塩埕区) Area
I moved to Formosa Boulevard station by Red Line, transferred to Orange Line and got off at Yanchengpu station.
I strolled around Yanchengpu (鹽埕埔/塩埕区) area on the second day to visit Pier-2 Art Center (駁二藝術特区) (see the related link). The area is famous as there are many delicious restaurants around here, so I decided to revisit it to have a lunch.
I visited Duck Zhen (鴨肉珍), which has continued its operation for more than 65 years.
The restaurant was popular, so when I reached it around 11 a.m., there were already lots of customers.
The staff of the restaurant was very friendly, although I didn’t speak Chinese.
I ordered duck rice (鴨肉飯) and duck soup (鴨肉湯).
Another place I would like to visit in Yanchengpu was Gao Xiong Po Po Shaved Ice (高雄婆婆冰).
Shaved ice is one of the local favorites in tropical Taiwan. When I do a search on Google about shaved ice in Kaohsiung, I hit on Gao Xiong Po Po Shaved Ice (高雄婆婆冰) so often.
In the shop. The shop was filled with both local people and tourists.
I ordered “招牌総合氷”, which has been served since the restaurant started its operation in 1934.
After eating, I will walk around the area. Yanchengpu used to be the economic center in Kaohsiung during the Japanese rule of Taiwan and keeps old atmosphere.
I went into an alley.
I found paintings on the wall, which seemed to depict old days in Kaohsiung.
I just recall the street art in Penang, Malaysia (see the related link).
Sanduo Shopping District (三多商圏)
After I left Yanchengpu, I dropped by Sanduo Shopping District (三多商圏), which I passed through to visit 85 Sky Tower (高雄85大樓) on the first day (see the related link).
Sanduo Shopping District looked like Ginza, Tokyo.
There were several department stores, including “SOGO” and “Mitsukoshi”.
Then, I moved to the next destination, Central Park station.
That’s it for the article about Taiwan Sugar Museum etc. as part of Day 4 of my Taiwan Kaohsiung trip.
Taiwan Sugar Museum is a little bit far from the central area of Kaohsiung, but the site is easily accessible by MRT (Red Line). In particular, if you like ruined buildings, I would recommend Taiwan Sugar Museum 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Central Park Station as part of Day 4.
1 Just Sleep Kaohsiung Station
2 Taiwan Sugar Museum
3 Duck Zhen
4 Gao Xiong Po Po Shaved Ice
5 Sanduo Shopping District
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