THE MAGNIFICENT LOVE RIVER

Travel to Kaohsiung would not be complete without visiting the magnificent Love River. Since it was our last day at Kingship Hotel, hb and I decided to hit the Love River about 10:30 am before checking out. It is only a ten minute walk from the hotel.

Love River in Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung


It was on a perfect cool weather Monday when we had a lovely walk along the Love River, and got to sink our teeth into some really decent photo-ops.

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung


It acquired the name "LOVE RIVER" as it became a particularly popular romantic place for dating lovers.

Kaohsiung,Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung


Looking at this stunning place, it's hard to imagine that this was once a heavily polluted river. But the restoration project that began a few years back drastically changed the river to its natural splendor. And today, the Love River has newly built boulevards, attractive riverside park, outdoor cafes, Love Boat tour and bicycles for rent.

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung,Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung,Kaohsiung


It is said that the park is especially lovely in the evening (sadly, we didn't have time for a visit). And that Cultural event such as concerts, lantern festival, dragon boat racing and some sport games are often held.

This reminds me of the Merlion symbol in Singapore.

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung


There are also beautiful bridges arching across Love River.

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung


Visitors can take a boat ride in the afternoon or go on a night time tour to fully enjoy the river sights. Boat ride starts operating at 4:00 in the afternoon.

Kaohsiung

kaohsiung,Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung,Kaohsiung


There are some nice structures near the river including the Holy Rosary Cathedral.

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung

the Holy Rosary Cathedral
Kaohsiung


Hands down this is the best river park I've been to. It's super huge, great paved pathway suitable for walking, jogging and bicycling, gorgeous scenery, no crowds thronging, very clean and well maintained place.

Kaohsiung


If this is only near to our house, I could probably hang around here everyday, sip my morning heavenly hot chocolate while reading some books and fashion magazines, or just enjoy and feel that early morning fresh air. Ah, just thinking about it makes me wanna go there again. :-))

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung

a road near the Love River
Kaohsiung

above the bridge
Kaohsiung


Note: It was still winter when we were there, which was refreshing but not too cold enough to cause shivering.


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11 comments:

  1. Love River would make a perfect evening stroll for me and my wife :) They should also build a Love Bridge across this river to complete the atmosphere

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  2. In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.

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  3. kaoshiung has changed alot compared when i was there 5yrs ago =p

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  4. Just drop by to wish you a pleasant day!

    Btw, why hide your beautiful face?!

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  5. Hi Fufu,
    You're back! :)

    Hi Gorgeous Mum,
    The smiley face looks better than me. :=)) Kidding aside, I just really want to maintain a little privacy. :)

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  6. the river looks so calm. must be a great sight befre begin our activities for the day.

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  7. Have a fruitful week ahead!

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  8. the river looks clean.. can hardly find such rivers in malaysia.. =)

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  9. Love River in Kaoshiung is a romantic place the river looks calm and clean.

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  10. I love these photos, they are very beautiful, I really enjoyed this post, thanks for sharing!

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