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Love River

Walk along the banks of Kaohsiung’s cultural core, where you will find a night market, a harbor and scenic parks.

As the Love River meanders its way through the heart of Kaohsiung, rows of green vegetation sprout from its banks. The trees and plants bordering the river belong to large parks that are ideal for family picnics and a brief repose from the hustle of city life. Stroll hand in hand with your sweetheart in this romantic spot to discover why it is called the Love River.

Ride along the cycle path on a bike you can select from one of the rental stations in the city. Appreciate the greenery of the parks beside the river as you wander along the banks. The Love River Park is a vast area of picturesque gardens where you can forget the noise of the city.

Stay to watch the sun go down over the sparkling blue river and see the sky change hues. Many parts of the river offer panoramic views of the skyscrapers in Kaohsiung’s business district. Admire the flashing lights of the city’s nightlife in the evening. Visit the night market to sample delicious Taiwanese delicacies.

Many cafés and restaurants along the riverbanks are open for long hours. Stop and enjoy a brief break over a traditional Taiwanese tea or a cup of coffee. Capture photos of the wide river and its elegant bridges.

Take a trip on a riverboat. Spot some of the city’s most intriguing attractions, such as the Kaohsiung Bridge and the Holy Rosary Cathedral.

The site is known by local residents as Ai He and was formerly called Dagou River and Takao River. It flows for 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) from the outskirts of the city to Kaohsiung Harbour.

Love River runs through the city from north to southwest. Its scenic promenade is near the Kaohsiung Harbour in the city center. Take the metro to either the Yanchengpu Station or the City Council Station and walk a few blocks to reach the river. Nearby attractions include Central Park and the Kaohsiung Museum of History.


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Grand Hi Lai Hotel ¥10,791
Grand Hi Lai Hotel

Grand Hi Lai Hotel

No.266, Cheng-kung 1st Rd., Kaohsiung
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Kaohsiung City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Love River and Central Park. Pier-2 Art Center and Liuhe Night Market are also within 1 mi (2 km). Glory Pier Station is 6 minutes by foot and Love Pier Station is 12 minutes.

    Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung ¥6,026
    Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung

    Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung

    202, MingSheng 2nd Road, Kaohsiung
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Kaohsiung City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Love River, Liuhe Night Market, and Pier-2 Art Center. 85 Sky Tower and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts are also within 3 mi (5 km). Love Pier Station is 10 minutes by foot and City Council Station is 11 minutes.

      Chateau de Chine Hotel Kaohsiung ¥6,964
      Chateau de Chine Hotel Kaohsiung

      Chateau de Chine Hotel Kaohsiung

      No.43, Daren Rd., Yancheng District, Kaohsiung
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Kaohsiung City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kaohsiung Museum of History, Kaohsiung City Music Hall, and Kaohsiung Film Archive. Soaring Dragon Fish Statue and Glory Pier are also within 1 mi (2 km). Yanchengpu Station is only a 4-minute walk and Dayi Pier-2 is 12 minutes.

        Holiday Garden Hotel ¥5,829
        Holiday Garden Hotel

        Holiday Garden Hotel

        279 Liu-he, 2nd Rd, Kaohsiung
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Kaohsiung City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Love River, Liuhe Night Market, and Central Park. Pier-2 Art Center and Hanshin Department Store are also within 1 mi (2 km). City Council Station is 7 minutes by foot and Yanchengpu Station is 15 minutes.

          WO Hotel ¥5,328
          WO Hotel

          WO Hotel

          No.394, Qixian 2nd Rd., Qianjin Dist., Kaohsiung
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Kaohsiung City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Love River and Liuhe Night Market. Pier-2 Art Center and Central Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). City Council Station is 12 minutes by foot and Yanchengpu Station is 14 minutes.

            Just Sleep Kaohsiung Station ¥6,350
            Just Sleep Kaohsiung Station

            Just Sleep Kaohsiung Station

            No.280, Zhongshan 1st Rd, Xinxing Dist., Kaohsiung
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Kaohsiung City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Dome of Light and Liuhe Night Market. Love River and Central Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Formosa Boulevard Station is 5 minutes by foot and Kaohsiung Station is 6 minutes.

              Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung ¥6,565
              Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung

              Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung

              311, Qixian 1st Road, Kaohsiung
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Kaohsiung hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Dome of Light and Liuhe Night Market. Central Park and Hanshin Department Store are also within 2 mi (3 km). Sinyi Elementary School Station is 8 minutes by foot and Formosa Boulevard Station is 11 minutes.

                Fullon Hotel Kaohsiung ¥6,563
                Fullon Hotel Kaohsiung

                Fullon Hotel Kaohsiung

                No.45 Wufu 4th Road, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Kaohsiung City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Love River, Pier-2 Art Center, and Hanshin Department Store. 85 Sky Tower and Liuhe Night Market are also within 2 mi (3 km). Love Pier Station is only a 5-minute walk and Yanchengpu Station is 6 minutes.