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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. Use our Kaohsiung trip planner to add The Dome of Light and other attractions to your Kaohsiung vacation plans.
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  • I just spend 10-15 minutes watching the light work from the MTR gated area. It is nice but not that nice to spend taxi money just to get there for it. It is good enough during my transit between subwa...  more »
  • Clean station is to go at any time. Always free and can be relaxing photo shoot. I got a instant shines with Smartphone camera's.
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  • Not really sure why it's ranked so high but as long as you're going to ride the subway then you'll most likely stop here...worth a few pictures...  more »

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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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