Whether or not you are a lover of the arts, Pier-2 Art District in Kaohsiung is a must-visit. The whole area consisted of old warehouses converted into art galleries, art installations, boutiques, bookstores and cafes. It’s totally the kind of thing I love during travels because they are therapy to my soul. The whole area is divided into 3 areas and you can cover everything on foot. Some of the galleries are FOC, but others are by paid admission only.
This pair of fat lady & fat man appear everywhere in this district, dressed in different attires. They must be the icons of this place.
I especially was captivated by the colorful wall murals and interesting art installations everywhere. Keep your eyes open because you just might miss the really tiny ones. :)
This cheeky boy peeing made me smile when I accidentally stumbled upon him as well. The surprise is that the pee comes on periodically! LOL! You can check my instagram for the boomerang version. =P
Look out for this interesting upside down house at Pier-2!
When you come to this area with the abandoned railway tracks, that marks the end of Pier-2 Art Centre. This is a great spot to chill with your family & friends during the evening, when the sunset orange glows are in the sky. =)
Getting to Pier-2 Art District:
Alight at Yanchengpu Station(O2 station) exit 1, walk for five minutes along Dayong Road and you will arrive there.
or alight at Sizihwan Station(O1 station) exit 2, walk for two minutes along West Side Harbor Line Bike Path and you will arrive there.