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The Dome of Light, Kaohsiung

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At the heart of Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit, see why The Dome of Light earned the Formosa Boulevard station the title as one of world's most beautiful metro stations. Located in the station's upper section, the dome features extensive glasswork designed by Italian artist Narcissus Quagliata; the record-breaking piece consists of about 4,500 glass panels, covering an area of over 2,180 sq m (23,465 sq ft). The colorful installation tells the story of human life, earth, water, light, fire, and the act of growing. Plan to visit The Dome of Light during your Kaohsiung vacation using our convenient Kaohsiung travel itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung caters to a range of budgets and styles in the accommodations it provides for its guests. To keep things simple and easy, take a look at the options close to Formosa Boulevard, the station where the two metro lines intersect. To the north lies the main train station, and the area has been dotted with high-rise hotels, both standard and luxurious. Backpacker-friendly hostels are never too far away in this district, while a number of traditional guesthouses can be found in the surrounding residential areas. Atmospheric, and usually budget-friendly, they provide a good option to for those wanting a side of the city other than the ultra-modern one of the central area.
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  • For a few moments walk, one can take a stunning photo of the stained glass ceiling. Otherwise, it's just an underground subway station underneath a busy city roundabout.  more »
  • An interchange for the 2 lines in the city, we can see people performing at the station but the Dome of Light were rather average for me. Perhaps I do not have the 'artistic cell' in me too appreciate...  more »
  • As everyone else says, one of the must visit and see place. Station itself does not have much things to see except this dome like ceiling. There is the lighting show (lasts few minutes) at least 3 tim...  more »