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Address: No.1 Dayong Rd., Yancheng District, Kaohsiung 803, Taiwan
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+886 7 521 4899
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

At Pier-2, Collision is a Driving Force It was once an abandoned and...

At Pier-2, Collision is a Driving Force It was once an abandoned and forgotten warehouse buried in history due to the move from an industrial based segment to the service sector. However, with a group of persistent artist who injected waves of creativity and inspiration into the area, the Pier-2 area was released and re-born making the region a place where tourist and locals can come together to enjoy fine art. With the collision of an old area and new fine art, Pier-2 becomes an area of new vitality and liveliness. Located at the sides of the pier are the artistic warehouse clusters. Not only are there unlimited flows of cars, boats, sea breeze and people coming and going every day but also when looking at the vast ocean and sky, one is relaxed, stress-free with limitless thoughts. The encounter of the land and the ocean is so vast at Pier-2, it seems to symbolised the bright future ahead. The Operation Centre and the artists who have come to showcase their significant artworks both have their own dreams and visions for Pier-2. However both are willing to put down their differences to support one another and work towards a common goal which is the success of Pier-2. Despite the administrative and artistic conflict, both parties come together to become intimate partners, building an memorable and lasting image in the hearts of the people. Great cooperation needs time and hardship to accumulate. On Taiwan's Independence Day, October 10th, 2000, celebration fireworks were not only launched in Taipei. For the first time the government also decided to release fireworks in southern Taiwan, and Kaohsiung became the selected location. In order to find a suitable location to present fireworks, the organisers re-discovered the Pier-2 Warehouses just beside the harbour. Later in 2001, a group of passionate Taiwanese artists established the Pier-2 Artistic Development Association. Pier-2 has become the headquarters for artistic development in southern Taiwan. The Kaohsiung City Bureau of Cultural Affairs took over the Pier-2 Art Centre in 2006, starting a series of exhibitions and festivals such as the Kaohsiung Design Festival, the Chinese Character Exhibition, Kaohsiung International Steel & Iron Sculpture Festival, Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival, "Here comes the Kaohsiungers", Mega Port Festival, The Wall Moon Theatre, Kaohsiung Youth Innovative Design Exhibition, Intertidal Region, Point & Wavy Ribbon Formation Performance Season etc. Every performance and exhibition filled the city with creative vibes injecting new life to the Pier-2 Art Centre. In doing so, the centre has continuously been presenting avant-garde perceptions and appearances, while building this port city into an attractive cultural and living hub. TWR Entertainment, Inc. has found their home in Warehouse Number 9.TWR Entertainment, Inc. is a globally-focused, Asia-based media organisation that successfully blends world class creativity and groundbreaking technology innovation. Pier-2 has now become on par with the rest of the artistic world where imagination, creativity, and animation has become solid building blocks for the future. Kaohsiung's light rail system will be fully operational and linked to both the Red and Orange lines of the Kaohsiung MRT. The new system will significantly enhance the city's mass-transit system and create a more complete urban transportation network. With 35 stations and six transfer stations, the light rail system's two lines (Ring Line and Waterfront Line) will total 22.1km in length. Construction work is to start in October 2012, with the Waterfront Line scheduled to start running in December 2014. The light rail system will improve the quality of transportation in Kaohsiung, create a barrier-free environment, and hopefully encourage the city's 2.2 million motorcyclists to embrace a low-carbon form of transportation. Port of Kaohisung is the 12th busiest container port in the world. Consequently, Kaohsiung City Government has been actively shaping the port zone to become Asia's New Bay Area. Starting in 2013, the government will initiate a series of building projects in the port area, along piers 15 to 21 and nearby. Projects include the Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre, which will host major international exhibitions, the Port and Cruise Service Centre, which will serve travellers, the Kaohsiung Maritime Culture and Popular Music Centre, where musical and cultural performances will be held, and Kaohsiung Main Public Library, a superb example of eco-friendly architecture.

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Must go place and highly recommend

A big area with many surprises! Lot of exhibition halls, outdoor scenes and a harbour side path! Can seen the history of the city as well as some modern artists shows

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A big area with many surprises! Lot of exhibition halls, outdoor scenes and a harbour side path! Can seen the history of the city as well as some modern artists shows

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Consisted of warehouses along the waterfront with different art display and exhibitions and also a place to buy handcrafted souvenirs such as handmade soaps. Just take the MRT and get off at Yanchengpu Station (just 3 stations from Kaohsiung Station) and walk for about 5-10 minutes. Allow at least half a day to walk around. Don't miss the shop with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting place to visit, touring around the place, enjoying the snacks from the street vendors is also a form of enjoyment, watching people playing with kites, resting on a railway tracks, seating on a couple swing, having shots on upside down house.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They indeed made good use of the abandoned space and railway tracks. Good to visit if you like taking pics and have some time to spare. There are some constructions on-going nearby but quite an enjoyable experiences.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a abandoned railway tracks with some display. Some of the exhibition hall required an entrance fee .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pier 2 was absolutely a must while visiting Kaohsiung. Only few minutes from Yanchengpu MRT was a wonderful world of art. I really enjoyed walking around, feeling the beauty of art pieces and even a lovely bookstore. I also visited the weekend market with a lot of nice products. But I wish there were a brochure or an English leaflet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed visiting this area, and it is surprisingly large. Old warehouses have been converted to contemporary spaces housed with art, shops, cafes, etc. It's also nice for kids as it has some fun things like a mini train ride (quite pricey though IMO).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelers who appreciate modern art will enjoy walking around the Art District. But even if you do not, I think this place is worth a bit of exploration, especially considering so much of Kaohsiung has an industrial feel. With its color and abundant public art, this part of the city feels more alive than most of the Kaohsiung. However, if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1. Many art galleries and exhibitions 2. Large-scale art sculptures and art infused into the red-brick wall... 3. Eslite has a outlet at Pier2 4. Sunny Hills has a outlet at Pier 2 5. Weekend Market was very interesting 6. Booklet issued to provide rubber-stamping of places visited Overall, very well maximised space and artsy feel is truly awesome.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was here bit too early after breakfast. Most attractions open after 11.00 am. But my niece manage to catch the mini train ride. Mostly displays of recycle items turn arts. If you watched Up! and a fans of it, don't miss the upside down house. There's a platform in front the house for you to stand (take picture) and is... More 

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