Love River A Fresh Atmosphere on the Riverside / 愛河─新河岸風情
Love River, a modern fairy tale of how a Cygnet transforms into Swan. Missing the chance of visiting the graceful Love River when visiting Kaohsiung City, will be as much a great pity as missing the Seine River when in Paris, France.
The change of Love River in recent years is like a modern Fairy Tale of how a Cygnet transforms into Swan. When visiting Love River, you will see the combination of the natural beauty of the river and the modern constructed city; this background make it the first choice for a great selection of national events and festivals each year by the Kaohsiung City Government. Therefore, missing the chance of visiting the graceful Love River when visiting Kaohsiung City, will be as much a great pity as missing the Seine River when in Paris, France.
Love River has a romantic charm, no matter whether you are on the east side or the west side; it is equally beautiful at day or night.
The views from Love River show the many stages of Kaohsiung City's district regeneration. You will enjoy a varied mix of different river bank atmosphere, in the short 2 Km stretch from Wufu Road Kaohsiung Bridge to Chienkuo Bridge.
Walking on the path by the river and looking at the reflections of the skyscrapers shin freely in the waves. Also, one might enjoy the unique harbor wind blowing gently by standing on the platforms of the river, or sitting on the platform stairs, just meditating with nature in silence.
The new face of Love River shows its fascination, both sides are splendid due to the installation of diverse neon lights on the bridges. These can be seen best on the Wufu Bridge, Chungcheng Bridge, Chihsien Bridge and Chienkuo Bridge. There are various subjects creating different illuminating effects at night, which make Love River the core of Kaohsiung City's night map.
The surrounding area is fullfill of culture, along the river banks, you can find Kaohsiung Municipal Film Archives, the History Museum, Music Hall, Jenai Park, and the under planning Caricature Library.
Kaohsiung Municipal Film Archives, housing over 3,000 national and international famous movies, is the first and only base for movie culture in the south of Taiwan. There are audio-visual facilities and outdoor movie theaters to entertain visitors from everywhere. Since it was opened in November 2002, there have been over 200,000 visitors to the relatively small building, which means that it is the only public exhibition hall where the capacity requires strict control!
Further north, Kaohsiung Museum of History was rebuit from the former Kaohsiung City Government Building. With the simple elegance of the location, the museum has become one of the landmarks of Kaohsiung City. This historic building contains the eastern culture of extolling temple with cornice roofs, and decoration from the western old fashion part.
The Music Hall, offering the moving concerts, such as symphony, jazz and Chinese opera, is next to it, provides different music for everyone.
Come! Let's wander around with fragrant coffee and melodious music. Let the lively Love River guide you through an abundant journey.