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Ai He (Love River), Kaohsiung
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Occupying a special place in the hearts of locals, Ai He (Love River) plays an important role in the city's tourism, economy, and culture. Go on a solar-powered boat tour to observe the tidal river and enjoy the picturesque city scenery. You can also rent bikes from stands along the riverbank to explore the surrounding attractions, such as lively night markets and outdoor cafes with live music. The government has significantly improved the water quality over the past few years, but floodgates still must remain open during rainy season, which can send pollution into the river's lower stretch. To visit Ai He (Love River) and other attractions in Kaohsiung, use our Kaohsiung trip itinerary planner.
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  • We been there in evening...is look like normal place..only river and some uncle sitting and chat only. 
  • 愛河的夜景,真的非常美麗 融合了繁榮都市的美,散步在其中卻可以感受到平靜 很浪漫,非常適合情侶,夫妻培養感情的好去處 每每經過,還是會忍不住讚嘆高雄好美 
  • We went there in the afternoon & found the place normal; just a river with nothing interesting. Just spent 15 mins there. Would be better to go at night as the view should be nicer. 
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  • Romantic place for couples. Also popular with tourist. Can get there by MRT City Council (Orange line). Take the exist No 2, then turn left at the gate, go about 500m, you'll see the bridge of Love River. You should stay on the left, there's a small wooden bridge leading to the riverside.
  • The Love River is a great place for boating during both day and night. Lots of cafes along the river. Great place for dating, or simply enjoying casual night life in a cafe. The Kaohsiung City government has done a great job of cleaning up the river. With clearer water, the Love River shores have become nice tourist destinations, esp. the east shore of the river.
  • Not a bad place to hang out. Reminds me a bit of The Bund in Shanghai with its promenade and boats. There's lots of little shops, lights and music along the way.
  • Highly recommended for runners (or couples)! The pavement along the river goes for miles and miles. I've done many 15 mile runs along this river, because it's the best place for a long run and is a nice break from the scooter filled streets. For people who want a relaxing walk, go to the downtown section of love river near fisherman's wharf and Pier-2 Art Park (another must see). Don't miss the Dragon Boat races around June on Love River during the Dragon Boat Festival! It's HOTT so bring plenty of water and an umbrella. But it's so worth it!
  • The area surrounding the river has a lot to offer. Great area to have a drink and just relax. Boat rides are also available. A must visit when in the area.