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Review of Dragon Tiger Tower

Dragon Tiger Tower
Ranked #6 of 334 things to do in Kaohsiung
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

The Dragon and Tiger Pagoda at Lotus Lake is a nice place to visit. The seven storey structure is worth climbing to get a nice view of the surroundings. In order to climb it you will need to enter the mouth of the Dragon or Tiger. Take your pick!

While you are there please look out for the Dragon Tortoise which is located at the entrance of the zig zag bridge. The Dragon Tortoise guards the Bao Sheng Da Di Temple (Ciji Palace) opposite the road. The Dragon Tortoise is also seen carrying a money bag on its back. The belief is that in order to gain wealth, you should touch the head of the Dragon Tortoise and then the money bag before putting your hand, with clasped fist, into your pocket.

Before you can climb the two pagodas, you will also need to walk on the nine curves bridge. It is said that the sharp turns on the bridge is to throw the evil spirits off track.

Climbing the pagodas requires you to walk up a spiral staircase. Do take breaks on each level if you feel tired and admire the view outside. The view on each level offers you a different perspective of the area.

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Reviewed November 9, 2013

The tiger and Dragon Pagodas are located in the Lotus Lake.
if the weather permits the view is nice and and from the top of them you can have a view of the surrounding.
Take your time to enjoy the view and walk around and if you like photography you could get
some good shots as the colors are bright .

2  Thank Vladmoody
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

As this was our first time to visit Kaohsiung, we want to see this place. Not too far from Zuoying Station and not spectacular as we guess. As we didn't pai-pai (pray), we came here for a short visit. We saw Spring & Autumn Pavilions and then walked to Dragon & Tiger Pagodas. Took some pictures and left this place, as very very hot at that time (Aug 7) even in the morning around 8-9 am. No Lotus there.

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

The Pagodas are located at the bottom end of Lotus Lake. There are several interesting sights around the Tiger and Dragon Pagodas. The pagoda itself is entered via the body of the Dragon and exit through the body of the Tiger with interesting murals inside each body. The view from the top of the pagodas is great looking up the lake.

3  Thank William H
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Take the MRT (underground train) to Zuoyong (the same station you use if going by High Speed Train to Taipei (like the Japanese Shinkansen and is fast, comfortable - and expensive!). From Zuoyong take the 51A bus (not 51B) to the Lotus Pond which is probably the number one tourist area in Kaohsiung. There are a total of 4 pagodas and a statue of a Guardian King/Deity - the dragon at the main two pagodas was covered in scaffolding when I visited but it was still possible to walk into it and out through the tiger's mouth. There are some good views over the lake.

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