PIER-2 ART CENTER
Discover an exciting combination of indoor and outdoor experiential art at Pier-2 Art Center by the Love River, within 10 minutes’ drive from Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung.
Once an abandoned warehouse, Pier-2 Art Center has become the city’s most popular arts center, showcasing contemporary and quirky art, design exhibitions, and impromptu life performances. The exhibitions change monthly. Every March, the art center hosts a two-day Mega Port Music Festival, drawing both Taiwanese and international artists from Asia, North America, and Europe.
National Palace Museum is approximately 15 minutes’ drive or four metro stops from Ambassador Hotel Taipei.
10 Minutes’ Drive
1 Dayong Road, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung
+886 7 521 4899
FORMER BRITISH CONSULATE
The Former British Consulate, approximately 15 minutes’ drive from Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung, is a popular attraction not only for its historic interest but also for the panoramic views of Kaohsiung Harbor and Sizihwan it offers, particularly during sunset.
Located on a hilltop overlooking Sizihwan, the Former British Consulate is an impressive structure built from red bricks in Baroque style dating back to 1865. Today, the consulate is designated as a second class historic site, displaying photographs, historical documents, and artifacts. You can also tour the different sections of the consulate including a dining room, a bedroom, a studio, a basement, and an office building.
15 Minutes’ Drive
20 Lianhai Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung
+886 7 525 0100
TAKAO RAILWAY MUSEUM
Take a fascinating glimpse into the history of a century-old train station at the Takao Railway Museum, only eight minutes’ drive or two metro stops from Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung.
Formerly Kaohsiung’s first railway station during the Japanese colonial era, the Takao Railway complex was classified as an historic building and reopened in 2010 as a museum. The museum features old-style steam engines, exhibits of railroad artifacts, a platform, and train tracks.
8 Minutes’ Drive | 2 Metro Stops
32 Gushan 1st Rd, Gushan District, Kaohsiung
+886 7 531 6209
Kaohsiung Metro Sizihwan Station