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The Pier-2 Art Centre, Kaohsiung

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Gift & Specialty Shop Museum
A complex of old warehouses converted into exhibition halls and artsy boutiques, The Pier-2 Art Centre houses various modern art projects in the middle of a huge abandoned industrial district. Take in the psychedelic-colored sculptures, installations, graffiti, large paintings, and other street art, and browse around the various industrial structures, including an old steam engine on display. You can also stroll along the wharf or take a mini-train tour of this post-industrial area, built in 1973. Cafes, bars, bookstores, and handicraft shops cluster in this private, university-managed center. Make The Pier-2 Art Centre a part of your Kaohsiung vacation plans using our Kaohsiung travel itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • many little stores, selling unique stationery and handmade arts kids can run and fly the kites, riding mini train to explore the area in short, good place to kill time and spend fortune  more »
  • Nice old warehouses repurposed into a neat art area. The small train that can transport passengers is quite fun for children. Interesting area, you can easily spend a few hours there. Train museum and...  more »
  • We spent a day there. My daughter loves their special exhibition "Upside down world". They used to have a good coffee shop their but they have a book store instead now.  more »
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  • Awesome place to visit in Kaohsiung, lots of cool artworks and different sculptures to take pictures of. Definitely a must visit here. There's a huge Bumblebee, if you're a fan of transformers you'll like it here. Good hangout spot on the weekend and they also have different shops around that you can check out. The train ride is cute too.
  • A must visit if you are in the Kaohsiung area. There are many pieces of art on display here and during the afternoon and evenings you can find vendors selling hand crafted stuff from coffee to jewelry! When I went (during a holiday) there was even a live band playing. It was very lively at night. Note that there are 2 pier areas that have art and vendors and they are a few block from each other. Visit both!
  • Great space. Cool art pieces. Lots of photo ops. If you're going with young children, there is a mini train tour they offer!
  • Very nice place to see movie. Movie selection new and broad. Nice place for drinks before movie while waiting.
  • Very good. Display of good sculptures a highlight. Preserving railway system well structured.