Dragon Tiger Tower
Dragon Tiger Tower
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia27,712 contributions
    Better from a distance
    I was there an hour after opening time on a Saturday, but they were still closed for the climb up the towers. I still managed to enter the animal mouths and walk around the base. The art work is nicely done with colourful painting and many bird images. It does look a bit tacky close up.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 18, 2023
  • ROCruiser
    Claremont, California4,638 contributions
    Fun
    Our first stop on our private tour off the HAL Westerdam. We were early so there were not many people there yet but soon after, the other tour groups arrived and it was very crowded and hard to take photos. A fun place to visit where you can walk inside into the dragon's mouth and come out from the tiger's. Many little sculptures inside depicting punishments in hell for those who did bad things while on earth. Good place to have your Instagram moments.
    Visited March 2023
    Written August 10, 2023
  • D13O
    The Hague, The Netherlands237 contributions
    Currently under maintenance
    When I was there in october 2023 both thr Dragon and the Tiger were undergoing maintenance. You can still go inside though. Im not that well versed in Eastern religion but inside the Dragon seems to be Buddhistic hell and inside the Tiger Heaven with the heavenly kings. Please dont take offence if I got that wrong. The murals were nice and walking into the Dragon and out of the Tiger should turn bad luck into good luck.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 2, 2023
  • T-SGlobetrotters
    Preston, United Kingdom2,946 contributions
    View is somewhat restricted at present
    The site can still be viewed from outside. Unfortunately, what is one of the key places to see around the lake is covered in scaffolding for what appears to be a major refurbishment which severely restricts sight of the detailed exterior decoration. There are still plenty of other places to visit around the lake that makes the trek worthwhile.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 30, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,044 contributions
Feb 2023
The Dragon and Tiger Towers have been a feature on travelers' itineraries for many years. The are built over water, which is said to be lucky. Many visitors are under the impression that Kaohsiung is a gritty industrial city, but there are many things to see, if you look hard, such as the delightful lotus when they bloom.
Written February 10, 2023
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,638 contributions
Mar 2023
Our first stop on our private tour off the HAL Westerdam. We were early so there were not many people there yet but soon after, the other tour groups arrived and it was very crowded and hard to take photos. A fun place to visit where you can walk inside into the dragon's mouth and come out from the tiger's. Many little sculptures inside depicting punishments in hell for those who did bad things while on earth. Good place to have your Instagram moments.
Written August 11, 2023
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia27,712 contributions
Mar 2023
I was there an hour after opening time on a Saturday, but they were still closed for the climb up the towers. I still managed to enter the animal mouths and walk around the base. The art work is nicely done with colourful painting and many bird images. It does look a bit tacky close up.
Written March 19, 2023
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK2,946 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
The site can still be viewed from outside. Unfortunately, what is one of the key places to see around the lake is covered in scaffolding for what appears to be a major refurbishment which severely restricts sight of the detailed exterior decoration. There are still plenty of other places to visit around the lake that makes the trek worthwhile.
Written November 30, 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,452 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
The Dragon and Tiger Pagodas is Kaohsiung's major attraction. The cartoon-like statues of dragon and tiger form an impressive landscape of Lotus Pond. Unfortunately it is currently under renovation and scaffolding has covered almost everything.
Written January 14, 2024
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D13O
The Hague, The Netherlands237 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
When I was there in october 2023 both thr Dragon and the Tiger were undergoing maintenance. You can still go inside though. Im not that well versed in Eastern religion but inside the Dragon seems to be Buddhistic hell and inside the Tiger Heaven with the heavenly kings. Please dont take offence if I got that wrong. The murals were nice and walking into the Dragon and out of the Tiger should turn bad luck into good luck.
Written October 2, 2023
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
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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wireless_in_CA
United States4,983 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
I visited the towers this weekend and they were both closed. Not exactly sure why so I was bummed that I could not collect my good luck by entering the dragon and exiting the tiger.

From afar the dragon and tiger were quite impressive and well maintained.

Lots of lotus pads in the lake surrounded the towers. It would look very nice when the flowers bloom.

I guess I will have to come back on a future visit.
Written September 25, 2022
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cancute11
Jakarta, Indonesia58 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
Me and my friends travel to kaohsiung for the first time, it's easy to get there
Arrive at zuoying MRT station go to exit 2
There are bus stand, just take bus 301 (cost 15$NTD) about 10minutes
We arrived just beside the lake near the dragon and tiger pagoda
We also cross the road to pray at the temple, there are more than 3 temples

The view is great and the weather is warm and windy, not to cold for winter

But for the return trip i was little bit confused by zuoying train station and zuoying MRT station

We walked to zuoying train station, and it's wrong so i've been told to take traik to xinzuoyin train station there connect to zuoyingMRT station

Enjoy it...
Written December 3, 2015
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Oscar Ceballos
Mexico City, Mexico1,212 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Just because there was time, we took the time to get to the highest level and take a couple of pictures, there is a temple to visit just in front, and a little local food.
Written April 12, 2019
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