Lotus Pond

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  • T-SGlobetrotters
    Preston, United Kingdom3,599 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant Lakeside stroll
    The lake is accessed from Zuoying station from where it is a 10 minutes’ walk to the lake itself. It is best tackled in a clockwise direction starting at the Northeast corner. The eastern side is the quieter area but it is worth calling into the Qingshul Temple, the one with the statue of Qingshul on the top. Here there is a beautifully carved wooden interior, we were also invited by the caretaker to view the lake and statue from the roof which provides a magnificent vista of the whole lake. There are numerous temples on the lake edge as you work your way round. Unfortunately, one of the prime attractions the Dragon Tower is currently undergoing refurbishment, but the lake is still worth a visit. At the southern end for the more adventurous, there is a waterboard centre where you can be pulled around on an elevated harness. There are toilets available on the circuit and apart from one section on the Western side, the route has its own dedicated footpath. Need to allow a minimum of two hours.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 30, 2023
  • HamsterBaby
    5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful and beautiful lake
    This is a huge lake with a gathering of many temples around the site. The main attraction was the 2 temples - one right at the lake with the pagodas and the other opposite facing it. If the weather is cool like in the winter, the walk from the Red Line station to the lake could be quite pleasant as you could see the different housing and the morning markets. But it could be quite far (at least 40min). If you are not prepared for the long distance i heard from a local that a bus takes you to the pagodas. Walking around the lake was a nice experience as the view is amazing besides the main attraction. Overall, about a quick 2.5 hours to, around and back to the station from the lake. Recommended to visit in the morning.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 25, 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,968 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of Kaohsiung
    Lotus Pond is a small lake in downtown Kaohsiung. Regarded by locals as a spiritual refuge, the waterfront area is full of Taoist and Buddhist temples. Many of them are ornate and lavish in design. A stroll around the lake is the essential tourist experience in the Taiwanese port city.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 14, 2024
  • rama1
    Melbourne, Australia1,187 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit, you will like it
    The time we were there the main attractions - autumn and tiger pavilions were under maintenance. Plenty of temples to see in the area however. Area is well maintained, but the man made lake is pretty muddy. Well worth a visit.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 24, 2024
  • Travelove58
    15,599 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice lake, beautiful ducks....
    It's a nice big lake, lots of locals. Many beautiful ducks spread out along the lake shores on other side of the lake. Unless you are interested in the offerings of this place, nothing really much.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 17, 2024
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,320 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We went to this area in the evening to walk around the pond and check out the temples and pagodas. Got some nice pictures of the structures on the water and checked out the market between attractions. Market can get busy and it is at times difficult to walk around the market and near the pond. There were quite a few birds in the lotus plants and on the banks to see as well. Bathrooms near the pagodas and there were some mosquitos out.
Written January 28, 2020
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HamsterBaby
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is a huge lake with a gathering of many temples around the site. The main attraction was the 2 temples - one right at the lake with the pagodas and the other opposite facing it.

If the weather is cool like in the winter, the walk from the Red Line station to the lake could be quite pleasant as you could see the different housing and the morning markets. But it could be quite far (at least 40min). If you are not prepared for the long distance i heard from a local that a bus takes you to the pagodas.

Walking around the lake was a nice experience as the view is amazing besides the main attraction. Overall, about a quick 2.5 hours to, around and back to the station from the lake. Recommended to visit in the morning.
Written December 25, 2023
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rnathan
Surrey, Canada334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We walked from Zuoying down the western side, viewing several temples on the way until we reached the dragon and tiger pagodas. For good luck, one is supposed to run up the dragon and down the tiger, but with crowded conditions, I had to walk. The southern end is a little remote from trains, so it is best to plan ahead for a bus connection.
Written January 30, 2020
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jenkle89
Hendaye, France418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a lovely place to go and wander around the lake. There are many beautiful temples and pavilions to see; Dragon-Tiger Pavilion, Ciji Temple, Spring Autumn Pavilion, Qiming Temple and Beiji Xuantizn Shanf Di Pavilion were my personal favourites (all of these are on the same side of the lake). There are some nice souvenir shops just opposite the Dragon-Tiger Pavilion too. The lake is just a short 5minute walk from Zuoying Station.
Written February 6, 2020
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia31,448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
There is much to see here from shrines, temples, amazing colourful architecture, plus some water birds. The Tiger and Dragon twin pagodas, the Wuliting, and the Yuandi Temple are well worth a look. There are a number of food shops nearby and some seating along the way. Many tour buses drop people off, so things can get crowded. The lake is easily accessible by public transport.
Written March 19, 2023
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK3,599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The lake is accessed from Zuoying station from where it is a 10 minutes’ walk to the lake itself. It is best tackled in a clockwise direction starting at the Northeast corner. The eastern side is the quieter area but it is worth calling into the Qingshul Temple, the one with the statue of Qingshul on the top. Here there is a beautifully carved wooden interior, we were also invited by the caretaker to view the lake and statue from the roof which provides a magnificent vista of the whole lake. There are numerous temples on the lake edge as you work your way round. Unfortunately, one of the prime attractions the Dragon Tower is currently undergoing refurbishment, but the lake is still worth a visit. At the southern end for the more adventurous, there is a waterboard centre where you can be pulled around on an elevated harness. There are toilets available on the circuit and apart from one section on the Western side, the route has its own dedicated footpath. Need to allow a minimum of two hours.
Written November 30, 2023
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Travelove58
15,599 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It's a nice big lake, lots of locals. Many beautiful ducks spread out along the lake shores on other side of the lake. Unless you are interested in the offerings of this place, nothing really much.
Written March 17, 2024
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Enokido20
Buffalo, MO184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visited lotus lake with my wife on our last day in Taiwan. If you want a peaceful walk with nice scenery and food markets close for your convenience it's the place to be. Part of the lake is used for a wakeboard park. There are several Towers with long walkways stretching across the lake. Not much else I can say but a very picture friendly place, enjoy!
Written February 28, 2020
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,968 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Lotus Pond is a small lake in downtown Kaohsiung. Regarded by locals as a spiritual refuge, the waterfront area is full of Taoist and Buddhist temples. Many of them are ornate and lavish in design. A stroll around the lake is the essential tourist experience in the Taiwanese port city.
Written January 14, 2024
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Fred T
Reno, NV727 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We stopped here to view the twin pagodas with their interesting enterances -- thru the mouth of a dragon or a tiger. It is free to do this. If you make a donation, you get a small post card. One can climb many steps to get to the top floor. From there, one has good views of the lake and area. There are many places to eat across the street.
Written January 7, 2020
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