ur round Kaohsiung: Du-du scenic train /乘著嘟嘟火車遊高雄
After launching for celebrating the Lantern Festival since three years ago, the Du-du scenic train is now available as a regular route. The five services a day start from 11:00, continuing at 12:30, 15:00, 18:30 and 20:00. Three of them serve meals while the other two provide snacks. Tickets are available at Kaohsiung Train Station; the price includes food, which are NT$250 (for meals) and NT$180 (for snacks) individually.
The most noticeable trait of Du-du scenic train is its route: the only round-city railway you can find in Taiwan. Being 27 kilometers in length, Du-du train starts from Kaohsiung Train Station and has several significant stops which are: Kaohsiung harbor, the Pier 2 Art District, bank of Love River, Ling-ya-liao Station, the 85_story skyscraper, Tai-sugar Kaohsiung Logistics Park, Hsin-kuang Station, Chien-jen Station, Kai-Hsuan Road, and then back to Kaohsiung Train Station. You can fully appreciate all these historic and cultural spots by taking Du-du train. The whole trip takes 90 minutes.
With personal VCD players and stereo systems, the coach is luxuriously decorated. Each coach has a large LCD screen, which shows 3D animation of Kaohsiung's recent construction. Moreover, not only the interior decoration but also the outer look is very different from other ordinary coaches. All are designed by the standard of recreational restaurants.
The wharf of Blue Highway is exactly by the side of Hsin-kuang Station. In the near future, ferries to Kenting will be available here, which strengthens Kaohsiung's role as a harbor of sightseeing. Please take advantage of the fantastic Du-du train to impress yourself with a brand-new Kaohsiung!