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Pier-2 Art Center

Peruse fascinating works to learn about Taiwan’s edgy art scene in the dystopian setting of abandoned warehouses by the sea.

Set in the retro location of a site of abandoned warehouses, Pier-2 Art Center has been brought back to life as a thriving contemporary art scene. Visit this hub of creativity and imagination, where graffiti art stands next to iron works, sculptures and modern paintings. The site comprises several storerooms, each with their own distinctive style and theme.

Capture photos of the extraordinary works of art on display. Browse the various exhibits in the warehouses. The crowds generally consist of young adults and teenagers who enjoy the modern vibe. The art varies and changes regularly, but expect to see disproportionally shaped sculptures of animals, satirical pieces aimed at Taiwanese traditions and some works of a graphic or sexual nature.

The site often hosts live shows, such as the Point & Wavy Ribbon Performance, in the warehouses. Gaming fans should check out Warehouse 9 to see where the latest video games are tested. Enjoy a meal in style at the C3 Warehouse, where the walls are covered in artworks. Try the seafood pizza with a Taiwanese beer.

Enjoy the eerie, somewhat empty atmosphere of the abandoned warehouse park. Smell the salt in the sea breeze that flows past your ears. Attend one of the art events, such as the Chinese Character Exhibition or the Kaohsiung Design Festival, that occur throughout the year.

The warehouses date back to the 1970s and were originally used by the port industry for storage. Discovering the area after a fireworks display, local artists moved in to renovate it, before the Bureau of Cultural Affairs officially started managing the center in 2006, promoting exhibitions.

The Pier-2 Art Center is next to Kaohsiung Harbour, right in the heart of the city. Ride the metro to Yanchengpu Station and walk southwest for a few blocks to reach the gallery. While you’re here, walk the short distance to Love River, where you will find scenic parks, museums and cafés along the banks.


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Grand Hi Lai Hotel ¥10,779
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.

    Chateau de Chine Hotel Kaohsiung ¥6,999
    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 City Music Hall, Kaohsiung Museum of History, 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.

      Citysuites Kaohsiung Pier2 ¥3,678
      Citysuites Kaohsiung Pier2

      Citysuites Kaohsiung Pier2

      No.83, Gongyuan 2nd Rd, Yancheng, Kaohsiung
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Kaohsiung City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pier-2 Art Center and Love River. Hanshin Department Store and Central Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dayi Pier-2 is only a 3-minute walk and Love Pier Station is 6 minutes.

        City Suites - Kaohsiung Chenai ¥3,935
        City Suites - Kaohsiung Chenai

        City Suites - Kaohsiung Chenai

        No.1, Dayi St., Yancheng Dist., Kaohsiung
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Kaohsiung City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pier-2 Art Center and Love River. Hanshin Department Store and Central Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dayi Pier-2 is only a 2-minute walk and Love Pier Station is 7 minutes.

          Ambassador Hotel Kaohsiung ¥6,017
          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.

            Fullon Hotel Kaohsiung ¥6,556
            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.

              Holiday Garden Hotel ¥5,234
              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 ¥5,323
                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.