Last updated on December 2nd, 2019 at 07:05 am
It’s a beautiful place that you can’t miss in Kaohsiung. It’s 6 kilometers far from city center. The lake looks so beautiful and we recommend you going for the sunset. So you will have the views with day light and at night time with the lights of the pagodas.
We were around the lake taking pictures, visiting the pagodas and we even flew the drone. The are is really nice and it full of tourists. Keep reading below our Lotus Pond travel guide.
Lotus Pond Travel Guide
How to get to the Lotus Pond
How to get to the Lotus Pond Easiest Way
If you want to get to the Lotus Pond from Kaohsiung city center easiest way. You can go by taxi prices are affordable and you can pay around $6-8 USD. It will take you 15-20 minutes to get there. This option is great if you are traveling 3-4 people since you will share the expenses.
How to get to the Lotus Pond by MRT
If you want to get to the Lotus Pond by train. You can take the train to Zuoying Station. The MRT costs around $20-25 TWD depending on how far you are coming from. The train passes every 5 minutes and it’s well indicated. From Zuoying Station you can go walking heading to the lake and after 2 minutes walking you will spot the lake. You have to walk around the lake 15 minutes to get to the Tiger and Dragon pagodas.
You can also get a bus from the MRT. If you don’t feel walking in the right side of the MRT station and it will stop two minutes walking distance from Tiger and Dragon pagodas.
Best Time to visit Lotus Pond
The best time to visit the Lotus Pond is at sunset time. You will see the pagodas during the day and later at night with the lights which is so beautiful. It’s crowded the place so if you can avoid weekends and going during weekdays you will get better experience for sure.
Dragon and Tiger Pagodas
You will find the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas together on the right side. These are seven floors level each of them. You will go inside the mouth and it’s very colorful and picturesque. You can see our shots with the drone! Opposite the pagodas you will find a Taoist temple that’s worth it to take a look.
Spring and Autumn Pavilions
Just a few steps on the left side of Tiger and Dragon pagodas you will see the Spring and Autumn Pavilions. Both of them 4 floors level and you can walk inside them as the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas.
WHERE TO STAY IN KAOHSIUNG
We already told you how easy was our way from Kaohsiung airport to City Center in Central Park. Now we will share to you our place in Kaohsiung in Brio Hotel and how amazing was the experience. Great views, breakfast and the best location in Kaohsiung.
The staff was so friendly to welcome us in our first day in Taiwan. The room was with amazing views and with all comfort that you need. Our favorite thing about Brio Hotel? Apart from the staff, comfort of the room and amazing views. We have to say that the food is so delicious.
You can have Chinese and Western Breakfast enjoying the views of the city from their rooftop. First quality of food everything was delicious. Apart from breakfast we loved enjoying sandwiches, cakes, sweets and juices, sodas and coffees after visiting the city. They offer free snacks in the lobby anytime and it’s the perfect way to rest after having an amazing day around Kaohsiung. You don’t have enough with the snacks? Well Brio Hotel is amazing and the mini bar is also free of charge!
For accommodation, you can find accommodation prices starting from $20-30 USD depending on how much you want to stretch your budget. Until luxury hotels in Kaohsiung that can cost $100-300 USD for a room if you wish more comfort when visiting Kaohsiung.
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