Dragon Tiger Tower

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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Prominent landmark around lotus lake
Nov 2019
To enjoy the whole scenic area, we walked. The Dragon and Tiger towers were our first stop. The structures were quite large and we could enter/exit two big tiger and dragon tunnels. Inside was full of Chinese murals made of porcelain.
Written October 20, 2020
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OrderintheHouse
Brisbane2,087 contributions
Our first impression of these unique Pagodas was a huge WOW factor.
Jan 2020
For our 40th wedding anniversary my wife and I embarked on an exciting 18 day Asian venture which included a 6 night Wendy Wu private tour of Taiwan. Our tour took us right around the island taking in Taipei, Taroko Gorge, Sun Moon Lake, Tainan and Kaohsiung.

Kaohsiung is Taiwan’s second city behind Taipei and located around 350 km from Taipei and in the far south-west of the island. It is an exciting city with many outstanding tourist destinations, none better than its famous artificial Lotus Pond (Liánchí Tán) opened in 1951 and famous for the lotus plants on the lake and a number of interesting temples around the lake including the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, Spring and Autumn Pavilions and the Confucian Temple. It is very scenic indeed and well worth the visit.

This review concentrates on the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, also known as the Dragon Tiger Tower.

While we were walking around the beautifully scenic lotus pond our tour guide pointed out to us the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas. Our first impression was a huge WOW factor. These twin Pagodas stand out in all their splendour and symmetry. The Dragon and Tiger Pagodas are a pair of seven story pagodas with yellow walls, red pillars, and orange tiles which belong to the Cihji Palace, a temple, which sits across the road on the banks of the Lake and opposite the Pagodas.

The Pagodas were built in 1976. The towers are connected to the shore with a 9-angle bridge, which is quite impressive in itself. Equally impressive were the reflections of the Pagodas formed in the Lake making for very good photo opportunities. From the edge of the Lake in front of the Pagodas we were able to get a good view of the Lotus Pond and the nearby Spring and Autumn Pavilions and Five Mile Pavilion and connecting bridge.

The fronts of the two Pagodas have dragon and tiger statues and access to the towers is through the dragon and tiger bodies. Visitors are required to enter via the dragon's throat and exit via the tiger's mouth, because this symbolises turning bad luck into good fortune. In the Dragon tower there are colourful illustrations of filial piety (a virtue of respect for one’s parents, elders, and ancestors), while the Tiger tower has illustrations of the twelve Magi and the Jade Emperor's thirty palaces. The quality and clarity of the many figures in these illustrations was quite outstanding. It was like walking through a continuous art gallery as we travelled along the very well constructed walkways admiring these illustrations on both our left and our right. There are internal spiral steps to get to the top of the Towers; however we chose not to tackle this challenge on the day of our visit.

We really enjoyed this visit to these unique Pagodas in all their splendour in the beautiful setting of the Kaohsiung Lotus Pond.
Written June 11, 2020
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YOUNG LEE
Seoul, South Korea331 contributions
Nice towers
Dec 2019 • Family
I heard that if you enter into the tower from Dragon’s mouth and get out from Tiger’s mouth, you will be lucky. So if you have plan to visit here, make sure enter into from Dragon! Inside of the tower, there are many interesting paintings i think people will enjoy. There are one more towers near those two tower and i wish they have a boat for tourist.
Written May 3, 2020
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Lisa H
Perth, Australia66 contributions
Fun entrances
Mar 2020 • Couples
We strolled along lotus lake and came across the towers. Must be very popular as the entrance lines were marked where bollards must sit. It was empty besides us & the lady cleaning it. My husband carried buckets of water up so she could clean it. It had multiple stories to climb to the top. Had a great view, was a pity it was so smoggy. But nice to visit. Lots of vegetables being sold along the road surrounding the lake.
Written April 15, 2020
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jenkle89
Hendaye, France387 contributions
Impressive
Feb 2020 • Couples
For sure these aren't the most ancient temples/pavilions in Taiwan (built in 1965) , they are however nice to see and impressive due to their size and colours. Apparently it is good luck to enter through the dragon's mouth and leave through the tiger's mouth. Great photo opportunity.
Written February 6, 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,222 contributions
Nice visit at dusk
Jan 2020 • Couples
The pagodas are nice to visit at dusk as you get to see them with and without their lights turned on. Follow the instructions (go in dragon first) and bring some spare change for the donation box as there is a person sitting inside the dragon that will give you a postcard if you donate.
Written January 28, 2020
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CancunVoyager
Miami Fla.536 contributions
THE MOUTH OF THE DRAGON AND THE MOUTH OF THE TIGER
Dec 2019
Legend says that when you visit these pagodas, you enter through the dragon's mouth and when you exit through the tiger's mouth your problems will be solved.
The complex is very beautiful and full of details, the surrounding lake makes everything seem small but in reality it is large.
Very colorful, with a lot of history and a very important place to visit in Kaoshiung
Written December 31, 2019
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ForestDuck
137 contributions
Might be overrated
Dec 2019 • Friends
If you've been to other stunning pagodas before, this isn't really a must-see unless you are running out of things to do.

It's quite a bit of a walk from the Zuoying MRT station too.

The nearby spring and autumn pavilions are more interested as you can see different types of birds.
Written December 28, 2019
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CyndeeLaw
Toronto, Canada221 contributions
A must see attraction in Kaohsiung
Dec 2019 • Solo
Dragon Tiger Tower are part of Lotus Pond. Plan 4+ hours to visit Lotus Pond and spend time at Dragon Tiger Towers. Walk up to the top of both towers. Look for cranes and other birds. Look carefully at the lotus. Many symbols for good luck and fortune.
Written December 15, 2019
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SimSeeHwa
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Singapore Traveller
Dec 2019 • Family
Visiting the attraction place by taking the mrt red line from Kaohsiung station to Ecological District station and followed by bus R35A located outside the station. Visitors are to enter from the Dragon mouth and out from the Tiger mouth, symbolizes ridding of bad luck to good luck. Nice view of the lotus pond and surrounding from top of pavillion.
Written December 12, 2019
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