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Lotus Pond

Discover the intriguing gems scattered around this vast body of water, from mythical dragons and tigers to a scenic wetland area.

Lotus Pond is a giant lake surrounded by pagodas, pavilions and markets in central Kaohsiung. Much of the city has grown around the lake, so the business district and many attractions also loom over the water. Stroll around the lake and admire the lotus plants that give the lake its name.

Visit the Dragon Tiger Tower to learn about Chinese traditions and mythology. Walk through the jaws of the model dragon and exit from the tiger’s mouth, symbolizing turning bad luck into good fortune. Climb to the top of twin pagodas for a panoramic view of the lake and its temples.

The Spring and Autumn Pavilions are majestic four-story structures with octagonal green tiles joined by a bridge. Gaze up at the statue of Guanyin, the deity of mercy, riding a dragon.

Make your way to the Confucius Temple that was initially constructed in 1684, before being relocated and renovated in the 1970s. It is devoted to the memory of Confucius and his followers.

Other attractions on the shores of Lotus Pond include the Chi Ming Palace, the Tianfu Palace and the God Temple. Chouchai Wetland Park is a serene spot away from the stress of city life. Walk or cycle along its hiking paths and take pictures of the marshes and the temples across the water. In the evening, explore the nearby Liouhe Night Market to try Taiwanese delicacies and get a sense of the culture.

Watch the sunlight reflect on the water at the end of the day. This man-made pool of water, opened in 1951. It hosted many water sport events, such as dragon boat racing and canoe polo activities, during World Games 2009.

Lotus Pond takes up a large portion of the heart of Kaohsiung. Choose from many buses that will take you to the lake. The Red Line of the metro runs parallel to the eastern shore, so you can stop at either Zuoying Station or Ecological District Station and walk for a few minutes to reach the pond. The railways stations of Zuoying and Xinzuoying are also nearby.


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Garden Villa ¥6,844
Garden Villa

Garden Villa

No.801, Chongde Rd., Zuoying Dist., Kaohsiung
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Zuoying District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dragon Tiger Tower, Lotus Pond, and Kaohsiung Arena. Love River and Ruifeng Tourist Night Market are also within 2 mi (3 km). Zuoying-Jiucheng Station is 9 minutes by foot and Ecological District Station is 11 minutes.

    Hotel R14 ¥9,553
    Hotel R14

    Hotel R14

    No.1, Wenzhong Rd., Gushan Dist, Kaohsiung
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Gushan District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ruifeng Tourist Night Market and Kaohsiung Arena. Love River and Lotus Pond are also within 2 mi (3 km). Kaohsiung Arena Station is only a 3-minute walk and Aozihdi Station is 12 minutes.

      Sleepie muti-minsu center ¥3,140
      Sleepie muti-minsu center

      Sleepie muti-minsu center

      No. 285, Nanping Rd.,, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Zuoying District, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Ruifeng Tourist Night Market and Kaohsiung Arena. Love River and Lotus Pond are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kaohsiung Arena Station is 9 minutes by foot and Zuoying-Jiucheng Station is 14 minutes.

        Direct Hotel ¥4,743
        Direct Hotel

        Direct Hotel

        No. 646, Zuoying Avenue, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Zuoying District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kaohsiung Confucius Temple and Lotus Pond. Love River and Kaohsiung National Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km). World Games Station is 17 minutes by foot and Xin Zuoying High Speed Rail Station is 19 minutes.

          Hua Xiang Motel -Lian Tan
          Hua Xiang Motel -Lian Tan

          Hua Xiang Motel -Lian Tan

          No. 95, Wenzhi Rd, Zuoying, Kaohsiung
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Zuoying District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hanshin Arena, Lotus Pond, and Kaohsiung Arena. Love River and Ruifeng Tourist Night Market are also within 2 mi (3 km). Zuoying-Jiucheng Station is 10 minutes by foot and Ecological District Station is 15 minutes.

            Aman Theme Suite Arena Hall ¥3,010
            Aman Theme Suite Arena Hall

            Aman Theme Suite Arena Hall

            No.28, Ln. 531, Zhizhen Rd., Zuoying Dist., Kaohsiung
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Zuoying District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ruifeng Tourist Night Market and Lotus Pond. Tianfu Palace is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) away. Kaohsiung Arena Station is 14 minutes by foot and Ecological District Station is 15 minutes.

              Hua Xiang Hotel-Zuoying
              Hua Xiang Hotel-Zuoying

              Hua Xiang Hotel-Zuoying

              No. 22, Zuoying Ave, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Zuoying District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kaohsiung City East Gate Wall and Lotus Pond. Ruifeng Tourist Night Market and Kaohsiung Arena are also within 2 mi (3 km). Zuoying-Jiucheng Station is 13 minutes by foot and Ecological District Station is 28 minutes.

                Traveler Station R15 ¥2,452
                Traveler Station R15

                Traveler Station R15

                No. 462, Mengzi Rd., Zuoying Dist, Kaohsiung
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Zuoying District, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Hanshin Arena and Kaohsiung Arena. Lotus Pond and Ruifeng Tourist Night Market are also within 1 mi (2 km). Ecological District Station is only a 2-minute walk and Kaohsiung Arena Station is 15 minutes.